USDA Animal Genomics & Improvement Laboratory

What’s New? December 2022 CDCB Genetic Evaluations

Ezequiel Nicolazzi Paul VanRaden

November 1, 2022

CDCB and USDA AGIL personnel describe the changes to the upcoming U.S. genetic evaluations on December 6, 2022.Web reports and results distribution exclusively via WebConnectBy…


Getting Milk Yield Right

Asha Miles

June 14, 2022


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…