System Downtime, Weekly Schedule Change


January 11, 2024

UPDATE: As of 10:30 a.m. eastern on Tuesday, January 16, CDCB systems are back online and fully operational after the scheduled hardware maintenance. Weekly evaluations…

Seeking 2024 CDCB Intern Candidates


November 17, 2023

In summer 2024, CDCB will again offer internships to aspiring scientists. Dairy or animal science students in their junior, senior, or graduate study program will…

December 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?

USDA Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory CDCB

November 16, 2023

Changes for the December 5, 2023, CDCB evaluations include updated imputation results for all breeds, new haplotype calls for early onset muscle weakness syndrome in…

Introduction of HMW: The Haplotype Call for Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome

CDCB Holstein USA National Association of Animal Breeders

November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023 - The December 5, 2023, dairy cattle genetic evaluations will contain a new haplotype call for Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome. Abbreviated…

August 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?


July 6, 2023

A handful of changes are implemented for the U.S. genetic evaluations on August 8, 2023, as announcedby the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding and USDA…

Recumbency in Holstein Calves


April 3, 2023

By CDCB, Holstein Association USA and NAAB Researchers at Penn State University have been collaborating with colleagues at USDA's Agricultural Research Service to study a…

April 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?


March 7, 2023

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding and USDA Animal Genomics Improvement Laboratory are implementing a series of changes with the triannual U.S. evaluations on April…

Accreditation for Parentage Verification Extended by ICAR


February 10, 2023

CDCB has been re-accredited as a DNA Data Interpretation Center for parentage verification by ICAR, the International Committee for Animal Recording. This certification is part…

CDCB WebConnect: Enhanced for Mobile


December 9, 2022

Mobile and tablet users: CDCB’s WebConnect is now enhanced with convenient design and accessibility on your smartphone or tablet while on-the-go or on-the-farm.Mobile WebConnect is…

Intern Report: Termination Code Frequencies


December 9, 2022

By Victoria Iqbal, 2022 CDCB Intern and PhD student in Animal and Avian Sciences at University of Maryland During the CDCB internship in summer 2022,…

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