News

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

Constructed ID’s: Eliminating Pedigree Dead Ends

Lillian Bacheller and José Carrillo and Ezequiel Nicolazzi and George Wiggans

February 1, 2023

Knowing an animal’s ancestry several generations back is certainly the goal for breeders; however, there are instances where animals have a gap in their pedigree. To fill in more pedigree gaps, CDCB is implementing a new solution starting in February 2023.


CDCB WebConnect: Enhanced for Mobile

CDCB

December 9, 2022

Mobile and tablet users: CDCB’s WebConnect is now enhanced with convenient design and accessibility on your smartphone or tablet while on-the-go or on-the-farm.


Intern Report: Termination Code Frequencies

CDCB

December 9, 2022

During the CDCB internship in summer 2022, I analyzed the termination codes (the reason why cattle left the herd) and made connections to common health traits as to why they left the herd.


Research Insights: Making Milk Yields Right

CDCB

December 9, 2022

In 2021, CDCB USDA AGIL and NDHIA (National Dairy Herd Information Association) started a multi-year project to update or develop new milk yield projection factors and develop reliable tools for on-farm management. The first learnings of this comprehensive project have been presented in recent articles and seminars.


December 2022 Evaluations: What Is New?

CDCB

December 6, 2022

Nearly 79 million dairy animals received updated U.S. genetic evaluations on Tuesday, December 6. With the December 2022 triannual evaluations, two updates were implemented by the team at CDCB and USDA AGIL.


Nominations Open for ADSA, Lush Awards

CDCB

November 3, 2022

Nominations are due January 6 for the 2023 ADSA awards, including the J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding sponsored by CDCB.


New Research Published on Residual Feed Intake

CDCB

November 1, 2022

Research by collaborators from five universities, CDCB and USDA AGIL was published in the November 1, 2022, Frontiers in Genetics: Impact of epistasis effects on the accuracy of predicting phenotypic values of residual feed intake in U.S. Holstein cows.


Introducing the new uscdcb.com!

CDCB

October 27, 2022

A brand new CDCB website was unveiled October 27, delivering more, easy-to-access info about U.S. dairy genetics.


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