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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 Tanbark at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin

Dairy producers and genetic enthusiasts are invited to join the CDCB Industry Meeting – in a new location at World Dairy Expo. Doors to The Tanbark open at 7:30 AM for registration and hospitality, with program start at 8:00 AM sharp!

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Read the latest news on CDCB genetic evaluations, research, and highlights.

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CDCB In The News

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

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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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Leverage Genetic Tools to Breed Healthier Cows

Genetic evaluations to strengthen resistance to six health disorders are available for Brown Swiss animals beginning August 9, 2022.

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CDCB Health Traits Extend to Brown Swiss

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).

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