To help commercial producers who use Black Angus genetics better understand the value of genomic technology, Pfizer Animal Health is offering five chances to win $1,000 to invest in the future of their herd. By entering the HD 50K and GeneMaxTM Sweepstakes before March 31, 2013, five producers will receive $1,000 each to apply toward the purchase of an animal with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) powered by High-Density 50K (HD 50K), or testing their own herds with GeneMax.
Together, HD 50K and GeneMax can help maximize Black Angus cattle efficiency:
- GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K provide the most dependable option for selecting young Angus bulls.
- GeneMax is a simple and affordable DNA test to help identify the best high-percentage Angus heifers and feeder calves sired by registered Angus bulls.
Any Black Angus animal with GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K is eligible to be purchased with this grand prize. Or, if producers choose to apply the grand prize toward GeneMax testing, those tests can be used on any high-percentage Angus animals. Winners will be drawn and announced monthly, with the first drawing on Nov. 30, 2012.
Additionally, prizes will be awarded to the first 500 entrants — each will receive a free 100 mL bottle of DECTOMAX® 1% Injectable. To enter the HD 50K and GeneMax Sweepstakes, visit www.genomeXchange.com/sweepstakes. There is no purchase necessary to enter the promotion. The official rules, complete list of prizes and entry instructions are available at www.genomeXchange.com/sweepstakes. Promotion ends on March 31, 2013.
To learn more about GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K, visit www.pfizeranimalgenetics.com. For more information about GeneMax, visit www.cabpartners.com/genemax. To better understand how both technologies can help you make more-profitable decisions, contact your Pfizer Animal Health or American Angus Association® representative.
Important Safety Information for DECTOMAX: DECTOMAX Injectable has a 35-day pre-slaughter withdrawal period. Do not use in dairy cows 20 months of age or older. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. DECTOMAX has been developed specifically for cattle and swine. Use in dogs may result in fatalities.
About Pfizer Animal Health
Pfizer Animal Health, a business unit of Pfizer Inc., is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines, with a focus on both livestock and companion animals. For more than 60 years, we have been committed to enhancing the health of animals and bringing solutions to our customers who raise and care for them. To learn more, visit www.pfizeranimalhealth.com.