In 2021, CDCB USDA AGIL and NDHIA (National Dairy Herd Information Association) started a multi-year project to update or develop new milk yield projection factors and develop reliable tools for on-farm management. The first learnings of this comprehensive project have been presented in recent articles and seminars.
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.