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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.
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.
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.