News

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

Intern Report: Termination Code Frequencies

CDCB

December 9, 2022

During the CDCB internship in summer 2022, I analyzed the termination codes (the reason why cattle left the herd) and made connections to common health traits as to why they left the herd.


Research Insights: Making Milk Yields Right

CDCB

December 9, 2022

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.


Nominations Open for ADSA, Lush Awards

CDCB

November 3, 2022

Nominations are due January 6 for the 2023 ADSA awards, including the J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding sponsored by CDCB.


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.


Internship Applications Due February 28, 2023

CDCB

October 24, 2022

Since 2016, CDCB has offered summer internships to junior, senior, or graduate students with a major in animal or dairy science, supporting the development of future genetic leaders.


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.


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