News

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

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.


Seeking 2024 CDCB Intern Candidates

CDCB

November 17, 2023

In summer 2024, CDCB will again offer internships to dairy or animal science students during their junior, senior, or graduate study program.


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.


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.


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