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April 2018: Changes to Evaluation System
Jay Megonigal and H Duane Norman and Kristen Parker Gaddis and Paul VanRaden
April 1, 2018
Official genetic and genomic evaluations for resistance to six health events in Holsteins (Hypocalcemia, Displaced abomasum, Ketosis, Mastitis, Metritis, Retained
placenta) will be first published in April 2018. These traits are six of the most common and costly health events impacting dairy herds.
Leigh Walton and Rohith Shetty and Jana Hutchinson and Jay Megonigal and Ezequiel Nicolazzi and H Duane Norman and Kristen Parker Gaddis and Paul VanRaden and George Wiggans and Dan Null and John Cole
December 1, 2017
Starting December 2017, the CDCB will publish the second Ayrshire haplotype affecting fertility. The publication of this important information for the Ayrshire breed
is possible thanks to the research led by AGIL researches and the cooperation with CDN, who confirmed the preliminary results obtained in the US population.
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.