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.
Accreditation for Parentage Verification Extended by ICAR
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.
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.
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.