CDCB Activity Reports

CDCB distributes an annual report each October to share highlights, milestones, research and development.

Activity Report Oct 2021 – Sep 2022

Alongside execution of the weekly, monthly and triannual genetic evaluations, CDCB efforts in 2022 were strategically invested in developing new traits and collecting more and additional data. A significant focus developing data collection pipelines and exploring data sources to develop other economically-important tools for producers.

The 2022 Activity Report highlights the progress made by the CDCB team, collaborators, and partners at USDA AGIL and other research institutions. Focus areas include:

  • Collection of lameness data through new technologies and presentation of initial hoof health findings
  • Development of a data pipeline and genetic evaluation for milking speed based on quantitative data
  • Progress to update milk yield projection factors that support on-farm management tools for the modern dairy environment
  • Expanded CDCB health traits to Brown Swiss
  • Launch of the Dairy Breed Improvement Collaboration to support genetic progress in Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn
  • Introduction of a new user interface, WebConnect
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