News

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

August 2024 Evaluations: What’s New?

CDCB and USDA Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

July 11, 2024

CDCB and USDA AGIL detail changes implemented for the triannual genetic evaluations on August 13, 2024, including 305-AA as the new standardized yield measurement, full implementation of Constructed IDs, Heifer Livability updates, Brown Swiss Rear Teat Placement trait, new SNP list, annual BBR update and inclusion of HH6 and JNS gene tests in haplotype calculations.


Introducing 305-AA: The New Standardized Yield Measurement

CDCB

June 21, 2024

Beginning in June 2024, the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding’s (CDCB) publication of 305-ME (Mature Equivalent) will be discontinued and replaced by 305-AA (Average Age) as the standardized yield estimate for U.S. dairy cows.


April 2024 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?

CDCB and USDA Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

March 7, 2024

CDCB and USDA AGIL announce enhancements in the U.S. dairy genetic evaluations on April 2, 2024.


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.


Introduction of HMW: The Haplotype Call for Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome

CDCB and Holstein USA and National Association of Animal Breeders

November 15, 2023

The December 5, 2023, dairy cattle genetic evaluations will contain a new haplotype call for Early Onset Muscle Weakness Syndrome (HMW).


August 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?

CDCB

July 6, 2023

A handful of changes are implemented for the U.S. genetic evaluations on August 8, 2023, as announced by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding and USDA Animal Genomics Improvement Laboratory.


April 2023 Evaluation Changes: What’s New?

CDCB

March 7, 2023

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding and USDA Animal Genomics Improvement Laboratory are implementing a series of changes with the triannual U.S. evaluations on April 4, 2023.


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.


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