NEOGEN launches Igenity® Feeder, a new commercial DNA sorting tool

Press Release from Neogen

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 28, 2020 – NEOGEN Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) today announced the launch of Igenity® Feeder, a DNA tool designed to assist cattle producers in the stocker and backgrounder phase to rank and manage feeder cattle according to their genetic potential for carcass traits.

After several years of delivery and increasing industry awareness, the Igenity Terminal Index (ITI) is now available in a new format as Igenity Feeder to measure the genetic potential for economically relevant carcass traits.

“With Igenity Feeder we are reaching a critical audience in the beef supply chain by offering a DNA tool they can utilize to make better decisions in the care, nutrition and marketing of their feeder calves,” said John Adent, NEOGEN’s president and chief executive officer. “By extension, producers will use the genomic information to tell the story of their calves to the feedlot level.”

“The genomics team is united by our commitment to deliver accurate, affordable DNA testing to beef producers,” said Marylinn Munson, NEOGEN’s vice president of genomics. “We truly believe our genomic solutions are a good fit at every step of the beef supply chain by helping producers manage risk and prove value.”