Hear from our partners
At AbacusBio we deliver valuable solutions to forward-thinking businesses. Here are just a few choice cuts of what our partners have to say about us.
"Happy days all round at Newhaven - all single sire mating mobs sorted using the clever little AbacusBio 'Animate' programme" - Newhaven Perendale Sheep Genetics New Zealand
"At Twin Farm Genetics, we have successfully used Ani-Mate in our TEFRom and Suftex studs for over 10 years. Using ram hoggets over ewe hoggets shortens the generation interval and Ani-Mate minimises the problem of relatedness. It doesn't replace good stockmanship but it sure makes single sire mating a lot easier which has contributed to our Studs success." - Andrew, Katherine, Russell and Pam Welsh (Twin Farm Genetics)
"A key part of our Kelso programme is our annual Genetic Review with AbacusBio, refreshing a living document. Hamish and I meet with the AbacusBio team to run our genetic engine, review our breeding objective, evaluate potential new traits and assess the latest technology in relation to our breeding goals. This process keeps us up-to-date with what is happening on the global stage and empowers us to move swiftly to improve our breeding decisions year-on-year. It is a privilege to be able to harness the power of a team of such world class breeding experts. Kelso has been working closely with AbacusBio for over 20 years now, this is a great opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the AbacusBio team, we are looking forward to working together into the future.” - Matt Holden (Kelso)
“In our experience, the AbacusBio team were committed to providing an index solution that was scientifically sound and reflected the market context in which it would be used. The team offered innovative but practical solutions.” - Michelle Axford (Michelle Axford)
“We decided to use Ani-Mate to get an accurate picture of what level of in-breeding we may have in our flock. Our normal practice has been to simply allocate rams to mobs of ewes based on age rather than careful consideration of relatedness.We were pleased to find that, although there was a low level of inbreeding in the flock, Ani-Mate's analysis and allocation of ewes to less related sires means that this year’s lambs will have a very low level of inbreeding.The process was simple from our end, we supplied Sharl with the list of ewes on hand for mating and the available sires, and he sent back a drafting list showing which ewes could be mated to which ram. We then loaded that file onto our Tru-Test XR5000 scale indicator and the Pratley Auto-Drafter did the rest. We are very pleased with the advice and service provided by AbacusBio, in particular the fast turn-around of the drafting lists once we provided all the animal ID’s to Sharl.” - Ruth and Ross Richards (Romani Coopworth)
"We greatly appreciate the practical knowledge and application that the AbacusBio team brings to our projects, which help ensure rapid implementation at farm and industry levels." - Andrew Cromie (Irish Cattle Breeding Federation)
"AbacusBio help us make better decisions about which cattle to buy for feedlots and more accurate predictions about cattle performance." - Michael Doyle (JBS Australia)
"Up until this year I have always random mated using Professor Al Raes theory on population genetics. As I am now using total genomics on my ewes and rams and the advent of single step I feel that population genetics is a breeding policy of the past. The next step was to use Ani-Mate to realize any unlocked potential in my flock. AbacusBio made the process very easy." - Ross Alexander (ARDG Romney, Pakaraka)
"I have been using the Mate Allocation Calculator tool that AbacusBio developed for the DINZ website and find it very useful, really easy to follow and the data entry is very clear." Deborah Simon (Pamu)
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