CDCB provides premier dairy genetic information services – through the National Cooperator Database, world-class, genetic and genomic evaluations, and management performance benchmarks.
CDCB calculates genetic evaluations for 50 traits and 4 selection indices used by dairy cattle producers worldwide. These U.S. breeding values are presented on six different breed bases, representing the six main dairy breeds in the U.S.
Evaluation Types & Access
CDCB releases evaluations on a weekly, monthly, and triannual basis, based on animal status.
U.S. dairy cattle improvement began more than a century ago through research and development in milk recording, genetic evaluation and herd management. Early efforts were led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture along with farmer organizations. In 2013, calculation of U.S. genetic evaluations transferred from USDA to CDCB, with continued collaboration in dairy genetic research.