DNA Tissue Sampling Units

DNA based technologies continue to develop and collecting DNA in the most accurate and efficient manner is becoming more and more critical for seedstock producers.

The Allflex TSU (Tissue Sampling Units) offer breeders both an efficient method and the most accurate method possible for collection of quality DNA from their animals. The TSU kits use a special applicator which allows quick loading and sampling to a specially marked vial. The applicator punches a very small sample from the ear, which is pushed into the vial and sealed within by the applicator, all in one quick motion. The vial is then ready to be stored or sent for DNA testing, whilst causing minimum discomfort to the animal.

The vials come with both a unique barcode and an ID panel. The vials can be pre-ordered and pre-printed either separately or along with pre-printed management tags and/or matching NLIS tags, ensuring that the identification process remains complete and unbroken. Each pre-printed group of vials, management tags and NLIS tags come in individual packaging ensuring that the necessary components for each animal are easily accessed.

Whilst tail hair samples are still relevant for DNA testing, they can be a messy and dirty business, with the opportunity for cross contamination a constant threat. It only takes one tail hair to be cross contaminated in the sample to compromise the integrity of the sample. This can lead to uncertain results and a need for costly retesting. With the TSU sampling units, cross contamination is largely eliminated and the samples yield a large amount of high quality DNA, further reducing the need for retesting.

Vials can be ordered separately or as with matching management and/or NLIS tags depending on your needs. For more information, please check out the flyer below.

TSU Brochure

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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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