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Dairy Genetic Innovation

CDCB and its research partners are respected worldwide for leadership in dairy cattle improvement, genetic evaluation methodology and trait development.

Innovation Vision

CDCB leads and supports research in dairy genetics through a multi-faceted approach:

  • World-class research at USDA Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
  • Expanded in-house research capacity and expertise
  • Partnership with experts at universities and research institutions
  • Support of independent research for aligned interests
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Current Research

Current collaborative R&D projects include:

  • Mobility and hoof health data pipeline
  • Improved feed efficiency through genetic selection
  • Genomic prediction for Johne’s disease resistance
  • Updated framework for predicting milk yields
  • Adoption of single-step genomic methodology

U.S. Genetic Milestones

Track the progress of dairy cattle improvement in the U.S.

External Data Request

Submit request to use data from National Cooperator Database