News

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

System Downtime, Weekly Schedule Change

CDCB

January 11, 2024

UPDATE: As of 10:30 a.m. eastern on Tuesday, January 16, CDCB systems are back online and fully operational after the scheduled hardware maintenance. Weekly evaluations will be released Wednesday, January 17.


Seeking 2024 CDCB Intern Candidates

CDCB

November 17, 2023

In summer 2024, CDCB will again offer internships to dairy or animal science students during their junior, senior, or graduate study program.


December 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?

CDCB and USDA Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

November 16, 2023

Changes for the December 5, 2023, CDCB evaluations include updated imputation results for all breeds, new haplotype calls for early onset muscle weakness syndrome in Holsteins, and update to the haplotype calls for cholesterol deficiency in Holsteins.


Introduction of HMW: The Haplotype Call for Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome

CDCB and Holstein USA and National Association of Animal Breeders

November 15, 2023

The December 5, 2023, dairy cattle genetic evaluations will contain a new haplotype call for Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome (HMW).


August 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?

CDCB

July 6, 2023

A handful of changes are implemented for the U.S. genetic evaluations on August 8, 2023, as announced by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding and USDA Animal Genomics Improvement Laboratory.


Recumbency in Holstein Calves

CDCB

April 3, 2023

Researchers at Penn State University have been collaborating with colleagues at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service to study a new genetic defect in Holstein cattle. This defect is characterized by otherwise healthy animals that are unable to stand. This condition, currently called calf recumbency, has proven to be more complex than other known genetic defects.


April 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?

CDCB

March 7, 2023

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding and USDA Animal Genomics Improvement Laboratory are implementing a series of changes with the triannual U.S. evaluations on April 4, 2023.


Accreditation for Parentage Verification Extended by ICAR

CDCB

February 10, 2023

CDCB has been re-accredited as a DNA Data Interpretation Center for parentage verification by ICAR. This certification is part of CDCB’s service to U.S.-based genomic nominators and facilitates the export of U.S. genetics.


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