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DISCOVER YOUR HERD’S GENETIC POTENTIAL

TAKE THE GUESS WORK OUT OF BREEDING

Using CLARIFIDE® on young heifers will provide genetic merit results with greater reliability to that of a 10 year old cow*. Genomic testing is changing the way dairy producers make management, selection and breeding decisions on the farm. Using genomics, a heifer’s genetic potential is revealed early in life, genetic progress can be accelerated with confidence and profitability is enhanced by capitalising on higher production potential.

THE POWER OF CLARIFIDE®

CLARIFIDE® delivers reliable predictions on a comprehensive suite of core production, type and health traits; key production indexes; and parentage confirmation to help dairy producers make better decisions regarding breeding and reproductive strategies.

Listen to dairyfarmer Shane Gardiner on the benefits of CLARIFIDE®.

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A Zoetis representative will contact you, to conduct a genetics herd consultation highlighting how genetics is
impacting performance on your farm today. The consultation can then be used to identify opportunities on
your farm and the benefits from implementing a CLARIFIDE® testing program.

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6 REASONS WHY

CLARIFIDE® ALLOWS INFORMED SELECTION AND BREEDING DECISIONS
  1. On average, the top 25% of cows have a $300/cow/year greater margin over feed and herd costs than the bottom 25%*

    *Improving Herds Project (2018) found that ‘On average, the top 25% of cows (based on BPI) have a $300/cow/year greater margin over feed and herd costs than the bottom 25%

  2. Genetic gain is permanent and compounds year on year, contributing to 30% of productivity gains on Australian dairy farms.*

    * DataGene, 2020

  3. The cost to rear a heifer calf has been estimated at between $1300 - $1500 - select the right animals.*

    * Dairy Australia (2017), A guide to growing more productive heifers

  4. Ensure the best return on your investment in sexed semen by breeding from the heifers you want to keep in your herd.

  5. Up to 15% of dairy animals have mis-identified parents due to mis-mothering at birth, mistaken identity of the sire or dam, lost animal identification or inaccurate records.*

    * Zoetis – data on file

  6. Improved health and wellness

    Select for a healthier, more trouble-free herd with CLARIFIDE® Plus.

RELIABLE INFORMATION WITHOUT PROGENY

Using CLARIFIDE® on young heifers will provide genetic merit results with greater reliability to that of a 10 year old cow* for key traits such as fertility.

Parent Average Reliability of a young heifer
BPI 35%
Protein (kg) 39%
Fertility 32%
Overall Type 31%
Heifer Year 0
10 year old cow
BPI 60%
Protein (kg) 70%
Fertility 55%
Overall Type 47%
Heifer Year 10
Reliability of a CLARIFIDE® tested young heifer
BPI 67%
Protein (kg) 78%
Fertility 56%
Overall Type 61%
Heifer Year 0

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Heifer Year 10

* Source - DataGene, 2020

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HOW DOES CLARIFIDE® WORK?

CLARIFIDE® interprets the genetic information encoded in your heifers’ DNA and converts it into a practical decision making tool to help improve your selection and breeding decisions.

The process to get underway with CLARIFIDE® is straightforward

  1. Obtain Tissue Sample Units (TSUs) or Hair collectors from Zoetis
  2. Take animals samples and record animal information on the CLARIFIDE® Animal Information Form (apply link to Sampling videos)
  1. Submit Samples and order form to our Zoetis Genetics office (link to address)
  2. Results will be delivered via our advanced on-line decisions support tool SearchPoint

CLARIFIDE® ALLOWS YOU TO MANAGE YOUR HEIFERS

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Heifers available for selection

(Depends on use of sexed semen, rate of pregnancy, neonatal death, cull)

Low Genetic Merit Heifers to be culled (for genetic merit, mastitis, mortality, not pregnant)

Profitable Heifers

(calves chosen to join the herd)

SELECT THE DATA SOURCE YOU USE TO MAKE DECISIONS

CLARIFIDE® (DataGene) provides results from the Australian DataGene genetic evaluation system

Balanced Performance Index

BPI

Health Weighted Index

HWI

DATAGENE EVALUATION

PARENTAGE

PRODUCTION

FERTILITY

SURVIVAL

CELL COUNT

FUNCTIONAL TYPE

HEAT TOLERANCE

GESTATION LENGTH

FEED SAVED

MASTITIS RESISTANCE

GENETIC CONDITIONS

MILK COMPONENTS

GENETIC CONDITIONS*

BETA CASEIN A2

POLLED**

ADD-ON (TSU)

BVD-PI#

* Genetic Conditions - Core range of genetic conditions provided at no additional fee. CVM and Brachyspina available with an add-on fee

** Polled Test available with an add-on fee

#BVD - PI Add-on test available for TSU submitted samples with an add-on fee

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CLARIFIDE® Plus provides results from the US Council of Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) evaluation together with the Zoetis Cow and Calf Wellness Evaluation

Dairy Wellness Profit$

DWP$

Net Merit$

NM$

Total Performance Index

TPI

CDCB
ANALYISIS

PARENTAGE

PRODUCTION

REPRODUCTION

LONGEVITY, MILK QUALITY
+ CALVING

HEALTH TRAITS

FUNCTIONAL TYPE

COW
WELLNESS

MASTITIS

LAMENESS

METRITIS

DISPLACED ABOMASUM

RETAINED PLACENTA

RESPIRATORY

MILK FEVER

FERTILITY
TRAITS

CYSTIC OVARY

ABORTION

TWINNING

CALF
WELLNESS

CALF LIVABILITY

CALF RESPIRATORY

CALF SCOURS

GENETIC CONDITIONS

POLL (NO FEE)

MILK COMPONENTS

INFERTILITY HAPLOTYPES

BETA CASEIN A2

ADD-ON (TSU)

BVD-PI#

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* Genetic Conditions - Core range of genetic conditions provided at no additional fee. CVM and Brachyspina available with an add-on fee

#BVD - PI Add-on test available for TSU submitted samples with an add-on fee

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TURNING DATA INTO INFORMATION

CLARIFIDE® results will be returned to you via our online genetic information management system SearchPoint. SearchPoint has been designed to enable you to access your data and turn it into information that drives better decisions.

SEARCHPOINT PROVIDES THE TOOLS TO:

  • Create 'Action' oriented groups of animals for
    • Joining
    • Mating decisions
    • Culling
  • View and sort genetic results
  • Quickly access genetic testing orders online, 24/7
  • Build custom reports with the most relevant herd specific information plus many more features.
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Access the latest available her data through:

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CLARIFIDE® TESTING

Please contact your local Genetics Professional Sales Representative

Customer Service 1300 768 400

PO Box 75, Banyo QLD 4014

Email: genetics.au@zoetis.com

Web: genetics.zoetis.com/Australia/

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Register for a FREE genetics herd consultation

A Zoetis representative will contact you, to conduct a FREE genetics herd consultation highlighting how genetics is impacting performance on your farm today. This consultation can be then used to identify opportunities on your farm and the benefits from implementing a CLARIFIDE® testing program.

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