CDCB In The News

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

How can genetics reduce lameness?

Javier Burchard

June 13, 2022

Genetic selection for improved hoof health is one opportunity to reduce lameness, which affects about 50% of dairy cows and results in economic losses, poor health and suboptimal animal welfare.


What’s New in April’s Genetic Evaluations

Ezequiel Nicolazzi

April 4, 2022

Three times a year, genetic evaluations are calculated for all the dairy animals in the U.S. database.


Do Feet & Leg Indices Really Help Improve Mobility and Reduce Lameness?

Murray Hunt for The Bullvine

March 25, 2022

Every dairy herd manager is well-aware of the negative effects that lameness and impaired mobility have on the bottom line.


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.


We’re Making Strides on Improving Feed Saved

Kristen Parker Gaddis

December 6, 2021

One year ago, the trait Feed Saved made its debut in the December 2020 genetic evaluations published by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB).


Horn Fly Resistance Observed in Organic Holstein Cattle, Study Finds

Penn State University

November 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Some Holstein dairy cattle, particularly those with white coat coloration, naturally fend off the horn fly, a parasitic insect known to cause stress and disease in grazing cattle, according to new research conducted in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.


Como os Estados Unidos atingiram suceso na pecuária leiteira?

João Dürr, Ph.D.

November 2, 2021

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.


Lameness: It’s Time to Take Action

João Dürr, Ph.D.

October 28, 2021

“It’s time for the dairy industry to take action,” emphasized Gerard Cramer, D.V.M., of the University of Minnesota.


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