There are other 50K DNA tests available for sheep in the marketplace, but they come at a cost of $100+ compared to PBBs cost of $29/test. Another advantage offered by PBB and Neogen is a four-week turnaround time and the ability to send samples away on a daily basis.
Neogen’s Genomics Business Consultant in New Zealand, Dr Pieter van As, said “Neogen is delighted to continue to grow its partnership with PBB by delivering the new Geneseek Genomic Profiler (GGP) Ovine 50K to sheep breeders in New Zealand. “
Dr van As says that the improved genotyping platform, the GGP Ovine 50K, includes, among other elements, SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) that have never been part of any commercial genotyping array in history.