Week 13 of 2024 saw a further ~35,000 samples received in the lab and more than 33,000 samples processed. As we head toward the final leg of the 2024 Spring calving season, farmers are sending off samples less regularly than at the peak.

Last week’s figures

  • 35,659 calf samples were received into the lab.
  • 33,753 calf samples were processed in the lab.
  • The average time from birth to sample being received in the lab was 8.6 days.
  • The average time a sample spent in the lab last week was 4.2 days.
  • The average turnaround time from birth to passport being issued was 12.8 days.

Programme overview to date

  • 461,675 calf samples received in the lab to date.
  • 448,123 calf samples genotyped to date.
  • 438,392 passports issued for NGP calves to date.