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July 29, 2014

Zoetis and Holstein USA Partner in New Genetics Program

Zoetis and Holstein USA Partner in New Genetics Program

This month, Zoetis launched EnlightTM, a new online, comprehensive management tool designed to help dairy producers who own Holstein cattle more efficiently manage herd genetics. Enlight is the result of collaboration between Holstein Association USA and Zoetis. It  will provide dairy producers with a comprehensive view of herd-level and individual animal genetic performance.

“Enlight will help us obtain genomic information in a timely way and evaluate our animals to make the decisions necessary to help us meet our breeding goals,” said Glen Brown, Holstein Association USA president and dairy producer from Coalville, Utah. “Enlight will be an important tool for all herds, regardless of size, to access important information and use it to fit specific needs.”

Genomic samples submitted by Enlight users will be analyzed by CLARIFIDE®, a DNA-marker technology for optimizing selection and management of dairy replacement females from Zoetis. Once samples are processed, producers can manage their herd genetics through the Enlight dashboard at www.EnlightDairy.com. Users will also have immediate access to a diverse suite of reporting and analysis tools, in addition to official animal identification, breed benchmarks and reporting formats that were traditionally only available through the Association. All information will be accessible as results are made available via a password protected website with no need to install software or upgrades. 

“Advancing animal health and genetics for the benefit of dairy producers has been a long and well-established commitment of Zoetis,” said Cheryl Marti, Sr. Marketing Manager, Dairy Genetics and Reproductives at Zoetis “We recognized the need for a new product that could enhance producers’ use of genomic information on their dairies. Through Enlight and the collaboration with the Holstein Association, we look forward to redoubling of efforts to provide dairy producers with cutting-edge, user-friendly resources that improve selection, management and mating decisions.”

As leaders in their respective industries, Holstein Association USA and Zoetis create a powerful team with a singular vision to help dairy producers maximize their investment in Holstein genetics.

For more information on Enlight, visit www.EnlightDairy.com. To learn more about Zoetis genetics products, click here.

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