May 2 2024
Providing the excellent care and environment our animals need to thrive raises the ceiling of how well they can perform
Jan. 22 2024
As food producers, processors, marketers, distributors, and consumers look to effectively manage their environmental footprint and social impact, the sustainability of the entire dairy industry is under...
Dec. 18 2023
Genetic selection is a powerful tool to make changes in a population, and in dairy cattle, that has proven true many times over
Dec. 8 2023
This month’s tri-annual genetic evaluations have been released, and they feature important updates for both the industry at large and individual breeds
Dec. 6 2023
This week, the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) published updated genetic evaluations for 50 traits and four selection indexes for more than 81.5 million dairy animals
Dec. 4 2023
In the U.S. dairy genetic evaluations that will be published on Tuesday, December 5, three changes have been implemented — all involving the use of haplotypes
Nov. 22 2023
On December 5, and for the first time, the evaluation will include a haplotype call for early onset muscle weakness syndrome
Oct. 23 2023
The national cooperator database, managed by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB), is the largest record of dairy genetic material in the world. It allows breeders from all over access to high-
Aug. 11 2023
Though few changes were implemented in this month’s proofs by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding, there is no shortage of re-ranking
Dec. 9 2022
The official December genetic proofs are now available. In the Holstein breed, STgen Cowen Thorson-ET again retained the top spot in the genomic Net Merit (NM$), Cheese Merit (CM$), and TPI
Aug. 10 2022
DURING the past year, the U.S. genetics community identified a challenge and came together to create a solution that will benefit breeders of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Milking Shorthorn
Aug. 8 2022
Genetic evaluations to strengthen resistance to six health disorders are available for Brown Swiss animals beginning August 9, 2022
July 7 2022
With six million genomic tests now recorded at the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding as of February 2022, the dairy community is building a powerful data engine to fuel genetic and breed improvement di
May 10 2022
There are three factors that determine how large of a jump in genetic progress we can make from one generation to the next. We need reliable predicted transmitting ability (PTA)
April 15 2022
The April 2022 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List is now available. Initially delayed, this report has the complete and accurate listing of all seven breed's leaders and top Holstein and Jersey bulls, proven and...
April 4 2022
Three times a year, genetic evaluations are calculated for all the dairy animals in the U.S. database
Dec. 10 2021
Pine-Tree-I Pursuit became the top proven bull in the Holstein breed for Total Performance Index (TPI), with August’s leader, Hurtgenlea Richard Charl, dropping into a tie for third
April 9 2021
The April 2021 Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List is now available. {link}In this month’s evaluation, Holstein bull Hurtgenlea Richard Charl becomes the first proven sire to reach 3000 TPI
April 5 2021
Dairy producers and genetic enthusiasts eagerly await the next release of dairy genetic evaluations on Tuesday, April 6. These triannual evaluations – on April 6, August 10, and December 7
March 18 2021
A new milestone was achieved on March 5. That’s when the 5 millionth individual genotype was recorded in the national dairy cooperator database