News

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

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.


CDCB WebConnect: Enhanced for Mobile

CDCB

December 9, 2022

Mobile and tablet users: CDCB’s WebConnect is now enhanced with convenient design and accessibility on your smartphone or tablet while on-the-go or on-the-farm.


December 2022 Evaluations: What Is New?

CDCB

December 6, 2022

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.


Connecting With João Dürr

João Dürr, Ph.D.

November 3, 2022

João Dürr reviewed the past year and described the CDCB vision in the CEO Column from the 2022 Activity Report.


Intern Report: Investigation into Johne’s Disease

November 3, 2022

During the summer of 2022 at CDCB, I conducted a project to investigate the incidence of Johne’s disease in U.S. dairy cattle.


New Research Published on Residual Feed Intake

CDCB

November 1, 2022

Research by collaborators from five universities, CDCB and USDA AGIL was published in the November 1, 2022, Frontiers in Genetics: Impact of epistasis effects on the accuracy of predicting phenotypic values of residual feed intake in U.S. Holstein cows.


Milking Speed Producer Survey

CDCB

October 13, 2022

U.S. dairy producers, please complete a short (5-minute) survey by December 1 to support the goal to develop U.S. genomic evaluations for milking speed.


NAAB Honors A.I. Leaders during 76th Annual Meeting

CDCB

October 13, 2022

The 76th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) was held October 3, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin, with 75 attendees honoring the 2020 and 2021 Peer Award recipients.


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