Kristen Parker Gaddis

Leverage Genetic Tools to Breed Healthier Cows

Kristen Parker Gaddis

August 8, 2022


CDCB Health Traits Extend to Brown Swiss

Kristen Parker Gaddis

July 22, 2022


We’re Making Strides on Improving Feed Saved

Kristen Parker Gaddis

December 6, 2021

One year ago, the trait Feed Saved made its debut in the December 2020 genetic evaluations published by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB).…


Lifetime Net Merit revised in August for balanced selection, profitable dairy cows

João Dürr, Ph.D. Kristen Parker Gaddis Paul VanRaden Tom Lawlor Rob Tempelman

July 2, 2021

Lifetime Net Merit (NM$) has driven genetic progress since 1994 by promoting a balanced selection of all available, economically-important traits to maximize profitability of dairy…


CDCB Leads Efforts to Reduce Lameness with Genetics

Javier Burchard H Duane Norman Kristen Parker Gaddis

February 25, 2021

Progressive Dairy recently asked leading experts from the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding to provide an update on their work to better understand dairy cattle hoof…


Genetic Tool for Feed Efficiency Coming in December

Kristen Parker Gaddis

November 6, 2020

As dairy producers seek new and additional strategies to improve production efficiency, feed costs are a clear focus, with feed averaging 51% of total dairy…


Learn About the New Trait, Feed Saved

Kristen Parker Gaddis

October 26, 2020

With the December 1 genetic evaluations, producers will have a new tool – Feed Saved. By Kristen Parker Gaddis for Hoard’s Dairyman