NMR makes offer on pregnancy test kits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NMR is waiving the post and packaging costs on its Pregnancy Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) milk sample pregnancy test kits until July 30, 2020.

This saving of £8.24 for a 10-sample kit, £10.00 for 30 samples, or £12.36 for 50 samples, is being applied to the PAG service for testing between routine NMR recording dates. 

Around one in five cows may lose a pregnancy from 28 days after breeding. The PAG test can accurately detect pregnancy loss and is recommended for re-confirming pregnancy in cows from 70 days after service. It can be used to complement the routine fertility programme in conjunction with the herd vet.

The PAG test can reliably confirm pregnancy in at least 95% of cows between 70- and 100-days post service.

Applying NMR’s offer reduces the PAG milk test to £3.60 per result – positive or negative. An inconclusive result will be re-tested free of charge using the following milk sample collected for routine recording.

Results are available after between two and five days of tests arriving at the laboratory on NMR’s Herd Companion.

Kits can be ordered from NMR Customer Services on 03330 043 043.

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.