As we come to the end of 2017, we can look back and say it has been a busy but productive year for NADR and its customers.
We transitioned to a new laboratory, GeneSeek, in January which gave the industry the ability to start utilizing SNP technology. This is and will continue to be crucial technology to further improve parentage testing in the future. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to contact the NADR office and find out how you can convert your herd to SNPs and begin lowering your sample cost.
We have received lots of feedback from customers, some positive and some constructive. One of those improvements requested was the Online Inventory. We are currently working with a vendor to completely revamp our Online Inventory system. We have included board members as well as customers who are heavy users of the Online Inventory to give their input as to how it can be improved. We were looking to improve functionality, specifically on mobile devices, as well as the design. The new site looks modern and fresh and is currently being tested. We hope to release the updated Online Inventory by the middle of January.
In 2018, we will continue to look for ways to utilize technology in tandem with research and development to continually invest and improve opportunities for the deer breeding industry. Thank you for your business this year as well as your input and constructive criticism. This is how we will continue to make improvements to benefit the industry.
We would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!