Scarsdale Vets were one of the first vet practices in the UK to offer CLARIFIDE®, the dairy genomic test from Zoetis; NMR and CLARIFIDE® are now collaborating in order to offer the service to a wider range of farmers.
Genomics is becoming an integral tool in UK dairy herds that offers great advantages to producers. CLARIFIDE® gives strategic breeding options with the added value of a bespoke consultancy package through trained veterinary surgeons including Scarsdale Vets.
With just one simple test and up to 70% reliability, CLARIFIDE® gives a prediction on:
- Health and Fitness
- Production and Management
- Type and Composites
- Milk Protein Components
- Parentage and Inbreeding
This is compared to just 15-30% reliability when selecting heifers using Parent Averages or less than 1% if selecting by visual assessment alone.
CLARIFIDE® test results are now accessible on a bespoke, intuitive online analysis tool, called SearchPoint that allows farmers to determine which animals will be most profitable on their farm.
Although relatively new to the UK, CLARIFIDE® is well established in other markets where the impact on tested farms has been substantial. CLARIFIDE® has been found to improve profitability over twice as fast as the industry average1. Farmers testing with CLARIFIDE® have seen increased milk production, a reduction in their calving to conception interval and improvement in first service conception of 14% by breeding from the top 25% compared to the bottom 25%1.
1. On CLARIFIDE® tested farms in the UK and USA, data on file