Igenity-Essential is a streamlined genomic profile that is an excellent decision making tool for the commercial dairy. It provides highly reliable results at a significant value for cost-conscious producers and is powered by a low-density chip with custom content. In addition, it is supported by the CDCB to give accurate results.

Why Igenity- Essential?

  • Provides producers an alternative to traditional USDA evaluations.
  • Provides the key traits essential for replacement heifer selection.
  • Powered by low-density chip with custom content.

Breeds supported: Holstein, Jersey

Submission information: Animal ID and breed are required information for each sample submitted. If parentage is desired, please submit NAAB codes for suggested sires. Turnaround time for this profile is approximately 2 to 3 weeks.

Profile Detail: Igenity-Essential provides 15 key traits important to dairy production.

Igenity-Prime includes the following traits plus additional add-on content:

Key Traits

  • Net Merit
  • Milk Yield
  • Fat (lbs)
  • Fat %
  • Protein (lbs)
  • Protein %
  • Cheese Merit
  • Fluid Merit
  • Somatic Cell Score
  • Productive Life
  • Daughter Pregnancy Rate
  • Daughter Calving Ease *
  • Daughter Stillbirth *
  • PTA Type *
  • Dairy Form *
Dairy Add-Ons

  • BVD Diagnostic Testing
  • Y SNP Testing
  • A2 Beta Casein
  • SeekSire Parentage

* Traits available for Holstein animals, but may not be available for all breeds.



non-discount: $32
discount: $29

Required Information

  • Sample ID
  • Animal ID
  • Unique ID
    (Reg. #/RFID/AIN)
  • Breed
  • Sex
  • Birth Date
  • Multiple birth status
  • Preferred: Sire ID
  • Preferred: Dam ID