Beginning August 9, 2022, Brown Swiss animals will receive CDCB evaluations for disease resistance for six traits: milk fever (MFEV), displaced abomasum (DA), ketosis (KETO), mastitis (MAST), metritis (METR) and retained placenta (RETP).
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.
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 farm expenses (USDA Economic Research Services, 2018).