To comply with the rules and regulations of NZHA, all DNA samples to be tested at GeneSeek must be submitted through the NZHA office for testing – see below ‘Breeders Actions’. The PBBnz registry staff will then process and send off your DNA request. Results of these tests will be returned to the NZHA office and will in turn be uploaded to the database. As results are uploaded you will be sent a report containing the results of your tests. (see LINK to mock report). The fact sheet provides information to help you interpret the results.
Only full members with NZHA have the ability to DNA test through NZHA
Genomic testing can take approx. 5-6 weeks
Parent verification (where possible) is always the last step in the process, and normally comes after we have received the rest of the results
Interim results are also often received from the lab e.g. there are 17 samples and 10 have been analysed. These 10 will be reported on while we wait for the other 7.
DNA results are then returned from the lab to the Herefords office, for loading into NZHA database. The results link directly to the animal by a case number and go live to the NZHA website.
Once all the results that have been received and loaded into the database, each individual member will likely receive a report to your nominated email address. Please ensure that your email address is up to date. (This is still working progress).