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Research Updated: Pipeline for Hoof Health Data

Javier Burchard

March 23, 2022

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) is implementing a project to provide dairy producers with state-of-the-art knowledge and technologies to enhance hoof health and promote productivity and sustainability of the dairy enterprise.

August 2021: Changes to Evaluation System

Mahesh Neupane and Kristen Parker Gaddis and Paul VanRaden and Rob Tempelman

August 1, 2021

The new Lifetime Net Merit (NM$) including Feed Saved (FSAV), Heifer Livability (HLIV) and Early First Calving (EFC), along with a number of new parameters and assumptions, will be introduced in the August 2021 evaluation.

April 2016: Changes to Evaluation System

Brian Schnebly and Joao Durr and Jay Megonigal and H Duane Norman and Paul VanRaden and George Wiggans and Sophie Eaglen and Tabatha Cooper and Janez Jenko and William Luff and John Woolliams

April 1, 2016

Genotypes from 2,376 Guernsey bulls and cows from collaboration between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Isle of Guernsey are the basis for launching the U.S. genomic evaluation of Guernsey cattle.

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