The CDCB Board of Directors took several actions during their meeting August 23-24, 2022, in Madison, Wis.
Approved the Dairy Breed Improvement Collaboration policy, including details of the incentives offered to support genetic progress in the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn breeds.
An amendment to the existing material license agreements with genomic nominators and genotyping laboratories is being proposed by CDCB to include references to important policies, such as the CDCB fee schedule, the Quality Certification Guidelines, and the CDCB End User Agreement. No changes in the rights and obligations of the parties are proposed.
Support the research proposal presented by the Milking Speed (MS) Task Force with the following objectives:
Assemble a high-resolution dataset pertinent to MS representing different dairy breeds, equipment manufacturers, parlor types, and milking management strategies
Characterize MS for herds grouped by equipment manufacturer and parlor type and assess the impact of additional system effects on the phenotype
Characterize any biological effects that impact MS, especially concerning udder health
The review of the currently adopted publication and distribution business rules has been completed by the CDCB staff. Now the Evaluation Frequency Task Force will be reactivated to evaluate the staff proposal and recommend a new publication and distribution policy to the CDCB Board.