CDCB In The News

CDCB delivers the latest news on genetic improvement, research and U.S. evaluations through its monthly newsletter, dairy media, and events.

How do genetics impact sustainability goals?

João Dürr, Ph.D. and H Duane Norman

September 15, 2022

The U.S. dairy community has rallied around a public commitment to achieve carbon neutrality, optimize water usage, and improve water quality by 2050 — supporting global sustainability initiatives and customer expectations.


More Breeds Need Genetic Evaluations for Stillbirth

H Duane Norman

January 20, 2022

Determining the effectiveness of genetic evaluations for stillbirth in additional U.S. dairy breeds was the research focus for Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) intern Anil Sigdel in summer 2021.


Understanding Sire Conception Rate

H Duane Norman

September 16, 2021

Webinar: Understanding Sire Conception Rate


CDCB Leads Efforts to Reduce Lameness with Genetics

Javier Burchard and H Duane Norman and 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 health and reduce lameness via genetic solutions.


Feed Saved: A Path to Breeding More Efficient Cows

Kent Weigel for Dairy Business

December 7, 2020

Feed represents the single largest expense on most dairy farms, and even small improvements can have important financial, environmental, and land use implications.


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