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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.
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.
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.
Publication: Feeding Behavior Traits Associated with Feed Efficiency
October 13, 2022
The September 2022 Journal of Dairy Science published a paper by researchers from CDCB, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University, examining feeding behavior as an indicator trait for feed efficiency.
CDCB recently published its 2022 Activity Report, recapping activity from October 2021 to September 2022 – with stats, milestones, R&D updates and messages from CDCB Chair Jay Weiker and CEO João Dürr.