USDA Animal Genomics & Improvement Laboratory

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…