Artificial Insemination

Maxxam’s animal DNA laboratory supports the artificial insemination (AI) industry and animal genetics through DNA analysis of commercial semen straws. Animal DNA testing for artificial insemination includes the following applications:

Confirmation of Successful Artificial Insemination – Sire verification of calves to confirm successful insemination of a dam by the selected sire.

Quality Control – To provide verification of the effectiveness of established quality control protocols, testing of semen straws can be used to confirm animal identity.  Testing semen straws for quality control purposes can provide AI companies with the ability to assess the suitability and effectiveness of QC protocols, and ensure these are adequate to meet their needs.

Confirmation of Sex Sorting – Confirmation or detection of sex sorted semen samples is another testing service of value to the AI industry.  Currently, sex sorted semen samples command a significantly higher price; therefore ensuring that customers are receiving successfully sorted semen is of value to the AI industry. Confirmation that a semen sample has been sex sorted may be accomplished through the detection of fluorescent labels used during the sorting process.  Also, real-time PCR can be used to determine whether a semen sample contains X and Y sperm in equal proportions (indicative of an unsorted sample), or whether the sample predominantly contains one or the other gender (confirming a sex sorted sample). 

Artificial Insemination

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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