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News & Events

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


Genetic news and research updates are published in dairy media and the monthly CDCB Connection.

CDCB Events

CDCB hosts online and in-person events for U.S. producers, industry representatives and researchers.

Industry Events

CDCB and USDA AGIL scientists frequently present at U.S. and global venues.

2023 CDCB Industry Meeting

October 4, 2023, 8:00 – 11:30 AM

The 9th annual CDCB Industry Meeting was held October 4, 2023, at World Dairy Expo. More than 150 dairy industry representatives and producers filled the seats in The Tanbark, the meeting’s new venue for 2023, and an additional 250+ watched via livestream.

The program was built around the theme, “A Decade of CDCB: Genetic Advancement Through Pre-Competitive Collaboration.”

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CDCB In The News

CDCB appreciates the media who share genetic news with the dairy community.

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Health Traits Updated, Reflecting Data Surge

The most significant change for the April 2024 triannual evaluations is an adjustment in the trait model for six CDCB health evaluations – resistance to milk fever, displaced abomasum, ketosis, mastitis, metritis, and retained placenta.

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Dairy Cattle Genomics is Quietly Improving Sustainability

As food producers, processors, marketers, distributors, and consumers look to effectively manage their environmental footprint and social impact, sustainability of the dairy industry is under examination. But dairy has a largely untold portion of that story: genomics.

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How does a dairy bull get a U.S. genomic evaluation?

Genomic evaluations become increasingly useful when planning your future herd. Collaborating industry partners make these evaluations possible.

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Genetic Selection is Key to Dairy Sustainability

How precisely do genetics impact sustainability – both now and into the future?

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How do genetics impact sustainability goals?

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.

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Genomic Selection in U.S. Dairy Cattle

The genomic selection program for dairy cattle in the United States has doubled the rate of genetic gain.

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Health traits expand in August evaluations

The official August genetic proofs are officially available.

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Statistical Methods Revisited for Estimating Daily Milk Yields: How Well do They Work?

Cost-effective milking plans have been adapted to supplement the standard supervised twice-daily monthly testing scheme since the 1960s.

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