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.

Feed Saved trait can vary 1,600 pounds

João Dürr, Ph.D.

December 28, 2020

Dairy producers are now able to breed for more feed-efficient cows. The trait — Feed Saved — debuted with the genetic evaluations published on December 1 by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB).

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.

Bull List: A Holstein tops $1,000 Cheese Merit

Corey Geiger for Hoard’s Dairyman

December 4, 2020

The December 2020 Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List is ready for download.

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).

Últimos avances en genética lechera bovina

Javier Burchard

November 2, 2020

Desde Washington, el doctor Javier Burchard, director de Innovación del CDCB (Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding) se refiere a los desafíos que está enfrentado la genética lechera bovina en Estados Unidos y el mundo.

Learn About the New Trait, Feed Saved

Kristen Parker Gaddis

October 26, 2020

With the December 1 genetic evaluations, producers will have a new tool – Feed Saved.

Heifer Livability Genetic Evaluations Coming in December

Jim Dickrell for Dairy Herd Management

October 8, 2020

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding has announced that a heifer livability (HL) genetic evaluation will be released for Holstein and Jersey sires with the December sire evaluations. The trait will be included in the Net Merit index when it is updated next year. Heifer livability will get 1% emphasis in the new Net Merit index.

Video: New Evaluations for Feed Efficiency and Information about Dairy’s Sustainability

João Dürr, Ph.D.

October 8, 2020

Quem responde essa pergunta é João Dürr, um brasileiro que conhece a fundo o assunte e já atuou na Europa, Canadá, Brasil e atualmente, é o director president do CDCB.

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