Research and Development


Delivering informative, accurate, timely, and cost-effective test results is paramount for effective management of today’s dairy and beef cattle operations. AntelBio is continually developing laboratory tests and protocols to meet the demand of producers. In addition to superior accuracy, AntelBio-developed solutions are cost-effective in-line solutions within the DHI system enabling supplemental diagnostic testing of the DHI milk sample. We diligently strive to place our work at the intersection of novel biological discoveries and next generation technologies to deliver cutting edge tools to producers without the prohibitive cost.

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Genomic Discovery

The genomic age of dairy is well underway and modern farming ultimately requires genomic selection considerations to remain profitable. AntelBio utilizes thousands of DNA samples in conjunction with lifetime production and diagnostic information to investigate genetic associations of disease and immune response. Through use of next generation sequencing technologies, particular genes are now known to confer resilience to common bovine pathogens through our research.

Data Analytics & Innovation

The development of a comprehensive diagnostic and production database paired with a DNA biorepository, AntelBio is constantly improving analytic tools to address difficult-to-study aspects of dairy science, from immunology and longevity, to environmental and genetic impacts of dairy production. Access to millions of datapoints enables powerful insights that are tested and disseminated to our producers and the greater American Dairy Industry through peer-reviewed literature and dairy press.

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Dairy Herd Information (DHI)

The value of the DHI system has stood the test of time. As the largest DHI organization in the U.S., CentralStar is a leader in testing services and monthly dairy cow production data. CentralStar’s integrated services enable meaningful and actionable farm metrics to be generated. AntelBio aims to support this system through bringing the next generation of DHI data originating from mid-infrared spectroscopy. Development of accurate spectral models for important aspects of cow metabolism, feed efficiency, and carbon footprint is high priority for AntelBio.


To keep pace with the ever-increasing demands, automation is quickly becoming an integral part of successful organizations. AntelBio works daily to evaluate, engineer, and implement autonomous solutions to our laboratories, field staff, and producers. As data continues to become more voluminous, automation of data migration and database ingestion is one of the highest priorities of AntelBio whereby utilization of machine learning and artificial intelligence can be most effective at discovering high quality associations to be tested in the field.