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September 6, 2017 2017 Industry Meeting
  • News Release
  • Program

    August 29, 2017 CDCB Elects New Officers
    Press Release

    August 9, 2017 August evaluation
    Announcement

    August 8, 2017 New Dairy Genetics Released by CDCB
    Press Release

    July 25, 2017 Two Million Genotypes in U.S. Dairy Database
    Press Release

    July 6, 2017 Changes for August 2017
    Changes to evaluation system
    • Gestation length evaluations
    • Changes in unknown parent group definitions
    • Type composite correction
    • Introduction of new edits in calving traits
    • Reduced computation in Holstein evaluations

    June 6, 2017 Passing of Dr. Robert H. "Bob" Miller USDA obituary
    Obituary

    May 10, 2017 Visit to Geneseek Presentation
    Presentation

    April 3, 2017 AJCA: JPI Updates to be Implemented April 4th
    Jersey Performance Index Update Slated

    March 30, 2017 Passing of Jan Wright
    USDA obituary

    March 23, 2017 CDCB Application to Serve as Non-Voting, Advisory Membor of Board of Directors
    Application

    March 17, 2017 Changes for April 2017
    Changes to evaluation system
    • Cow livability and revised body weight composite in net merit
    • Revision of heterosis adjustments
    • Correction of SCS parent averages for non-genotyped heifers
    • Revision of rear udder width for Brown Swiss

    February 22, 2017 Summer Intern Announcment
    Internship application

    January 27, 2017 Request for Proposals for Public Relations and Promotion Services
    Request for Proposal

    January 9, 2017 Changes for December 2016
    Comparison of Genomic and Traditional evaluations
    • Beginning with the 1612 evaluations, three new traits have been added to the “Comparison of Genomic and Traditional evaluations” report – Livability, Cow Conception Rate, and Heifer Conception Rate. The order of the traits has also been slightly revised.

    November 3, 2016 Changes for December 2016
    Evaluation System
    • Revised conformation evaluation for non-Holstein breeds
    • Variance adjustments and heritability for cow livability

    October 31, 2016 Leigh Walton receives an award from the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB)
    Press Release

    October 4, 2016 2016 Industry Meeting

    September 15, 2016 CDCB hires technical director
    Press Release

    August 25, 2016 CDCB hires new consultant
    Press Release

    August 12, 2016 Cow Livability


    August 9, 2016 2016 Industry Meeting

    July 27, 2016 Changes for August 2016
    Evaluation System
    • Cow livability
    • Genomic mating file format
    • Genotype exchanges with Japan and Switzerland
    • Mutation in HH5
    • Genotype exchange with Germany

    June 29, 2016 Retirement
    George Wiggans (June 25, 2016)

    June 6, 2016 June 2016 Genomic changes
    Evaluation System
    • Revised genomic edits for heifer conception rate

    March 23, 2016 Changes for April 2016
    Evaluation System
    • Genomic evaluation of Guernseys
    • Breed base representation for crossbreds
    • Edits and adjustments for heifer conception rate
    • Mutations in HCD and in BH2
    • Reliability and inbreeding in weekly evaluations

    March 17, 2016 Public Annoucement
    Labelling Dairy Genetic Evaluations in the US

    January 20, 2016 CDCB Application to Serve as Non-Voting, Advisory Membor of Board of Directors
    Application

    October 20, 2015 Changes for December 2015
    Evaluation System
    • Genetic variance for Jersey type traits
    • Unknown parent group definitions
    • Additional breeds from Interbull

    September 29, 2015 2015 Industry Meeting

    August 18, 2015 2015 Industry Meeting

    July 27, 2015 Changes for August 2015
    Evaluation System
    • New Holstein Haplotype for Cholesterol Deficiency (HCD)

    March 17, 2015 Changes for April 2015
    Evaluation System
    • Sire conception rate and calving traits for all bulls
    • Brown Swiss haplotype for polled
    • Productive life standard deviation

    October 3, 2014 Changes for December 2014
    Evaluation System
    • Genetic base change for all traits
    • Net merit revised and grazing merit introduced
    • Delivery of preliminary evaluations weekly
    • New genetic evaluation software
    • Revised evaluation of daughter pregnancy rate

    August 7, 2014 Changes for August 2014
    Evaluation System
    • Genomic inbreeding for mating programs
    • Jersey haplotype 2 (JH2)
    • Holstein haplotypes for dominant red (HDR) and black/red (HBR)
    • Incorrect input data for MOFRA007045598076 PLUMITIF

    June 30, 2014 July 2014 Genomic changes
    Evaluation System
    • Revision of low density chip
    • Genotypes from Interbull for young Brown Swiss bulls

    June 17, 2014 Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) hires CEO
    Press Release

    March 20, 2014 Changes for April 2014
    Evaluation System
    • Improved discovery of maternal grandsires
    • Revised LD chip and incorporation of gene tests
    • Revised calculation of genomic future inbreeding
    • Jersey genotypes from Denmark

    January 7, 2014 January 2014 Genomic changes
    Evaluation System
    • Inclusion of Danish Jersey genotypes

    November 25, 2013 Changes for December 2013
    Evaluation System
    • Multi-trait, multi-breed conception rate evaluations
    • Genomic evaluations using 61,013 markers
    • Additional chips introduced
    • Genomic weighting and deregression improved
    • Jersey haplotype for Polled

    August 28, 2013 September 2013 Genomic changes
    Evaluation System
    • Jersey haplotype for polled added
    • HHR haplotype test results not released

    July 11, 2013 Changes for August 2013
    Evaluation System
    • New fertility and stillbirth haplotypes and changes in haplotype status
    • Version 2 of GeneSeek Genomic Profiler chip
    • Foreign and genomic information in parent averages
    • Six digit cow control numbers

    May 7, 2013 May 2013 Genomic changes
    Evaluation System
    • Release rule changes
    • Additional variables added to XML files
    • Information on GP2 chip

    March 28, 2013 New Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement - CDCB
    Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement - CDCB
    New nonfunded cooperative agreement by USDA and the CDCB

    March 25, 2013 2013 annual reports
    2012 DHI statistics

    March 22, 2013 Changes for April 2013 (updated Apr. 4, 2013)
    Evaluation system
    • Distribution and access to genomic evaluations
    • Use of a new chip with 76,867 markers
    • Ayrshire genomic evaluations
    • Weights used in genomic evaluations
    • Calving-ease format change

    November 16, 2012 Changes for December 2012
    (updated Nov. 30, 2012)
    Evaluation system
    • Correction and adjustment of health trait evaluations and reliabilities
    • PTA for days from calving to first insemination
    • Changes in HH1, HH3, and JH1 status
    • New reproductive status and culling annual reports
    • Automated processing of genotypes
    Hiring announcements New Research Geneticist: Derek Bickhart (December 2, 2012)
    New Postdoctoral Associate: Chuanyu Sun (October 1, 2012)

    August 15, 2012 Vacancy announcement
    Research Geneticist (Animal)
    GS-440-12/13

    July 27, 2012 Changes for August 2012
    Evaluation system
    • Revisions to heifer and cow conception rates
    • Specific cow adjustments by country of evaluation for Holsteins
    • Genomic and pedigree inbreeding match better
    • Mobility for Brown Swiss and additional traits for Milking Shorthorns
    • Additional Brown Swiss genotypes from Interbull
    • Updated Chromosomal PTA Query

    June 20, 2012 New AIPL Research Report
    AIPL Research Report NFCA-CDCB1 (06-12)
    Background on the development of a nonfunded cooperative agreement between USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)

    March 23, 2012 Changes for April 2012
    Evaluation system
    • Adjustments to genomic evaluations and reliabilities
    • Data cutoff date for sire conception rate
    • Productive life field format
    • Sire-dam multitrait across-country evaluation (MACE)

    December 22, 2011 Retirement H. Duane Norman (December 31, 2011)
    Departure Katie Olson (December 22, 2011)
    Announcement

    November 4, 2011 Changes for December 2011
    Evaluation system
    • Genomic evaluations using 6,909 markers
    • Maternal grandsire detection and discovery

    July 28, 2011 Changes for August 2011
    Evaluation system
    • Inclusion of British and Italian Holstein genotypes
    • Reporting of haplotypes that affect fertility
    • Changes in marker edits

    April 28, 2011 Retirement Leigh Walton (May 13, 2011)
    Announcement

    March 28, 2011 Changes for April 2011 (update) Evaluation system
    • Genomic Reliability Discount

    March 14, 2011 Changes for April 2011
    Evaluation system
    • Adjustment of yield evaluations for all cows
    • Improved imputation
    • Chip type and genomic inbreeding in formats 38 and 105
    • Multitrait heifer and cow conception rates

    December 14, 2010 Changes for December 2010 (update) Evaluation system
    • Evaluations using 2,900 markers
    • Revised genomic reliabilities for Jerseys

    August 27, 2010 Changes for December 2010
    Evaluation system
    • Evaluations using 2,900 markers
    • Data sources for sire conception rate evaluations

    July 9, 2010 Changes for August 2010 (update) Evaluation system
    • Mexican cow records
    • Validation of genomic evaluations
    • Improvements to imputed dam genotypes
    • Preliminary evaluations using 3,000 markers
    • Conception rate evaluations for males and females

    June 23, 2010 Changes for August 2010 Evaluation system
    • Improvements to imputed dam genotypes
    • Preliminary evaluations using 3,000 markers
    • Validation of genomic evaluations
    • Conception rate evaluations for males and females

    March 30, 2010 Changes for April 2010
    (update)
    Evaluation system
    • Cow adjustments in genomic evaluation
    • Haplotypes used for imputing genotypes
    • Breed-specific markers
    • New fertility records excluded from sire conception rate
    • Genotypes from Switzerland
    • Improved reliability for genomic evaluations

    March 24, 2010 Changes for April 2010 Evaluation system
    • Cow adjustments in genomic evaluation of yield traits
    • Haplotypes used for imputing genotypes
    • Breed-specific markers
    • Fertility data
    • Genotypes from Switzerland
    • Improved reliability for genomic evaluations

    December 4, 2009 Changes for January 2010 Evaluation system
    • Base change
    • Net merit revision
    • Heifer and cow conception rates
    • Revised genomic evaluation methods
    • Web query to track genotypes
    • AIPL e-mail addresses
    Net merit (2010 revision )   Net merit as a measure of lifetime profit: 2010 revision

    August 10, 2009 Changes for August 2009 Evaluation system
    • Brown Swiss genomic evaluations
    • Revised marker set used in genomic predictions
    • Blending of genomic and current Interbull evaluations
    Genetic base changes for January 2010   Genetic base changes for January 2010

    April 6, 2009 Changes for April 2009 Evaluation system
    • Revisions to genomic calculations

    January 22, 2009 Changes for January 2009 (update) Evaluation system
    • Genomic evaluations become official
    • Multitrait best prediction
    • Cow and heifer conception rates

    December 9, 2008 Changes for January 2009 Evaluation system
    • Genomic evaluations become official
    • Multitrait best prediction
    • Cow and heifer conception rates
    AIPL centennial celebration Agenda with links to presentations and notes
    AIPL history

    August 14, 2008 AIPL centennial celebration
    October 28, 2008
    Announcement
    Registration form
    Hotel information

    July 24, 2008 Changes for August 2008
    Evaluation system
    • Service sire conception rate
    • Genetic evaluations for clones
    • More traits of foreign sires used in cow evaluations
    • Reporting genetic recessive codes

    April 2, 2008 Changes for April 2008 (update) Evaluation system
    • Genomic prediction

    January 12, 2008 Changes for January 2008 (update) Evaluation system
    • New evaluation schedule
    • Interbull fertility evaluations for breeds other than Holstein
    • Interbull evaluations on Milking Shorthorn base
    • Jersey, Brown Swiss, and Guernsey conformation composites

    December 5, 2007 Service-sire fertility evaluation Announcement

    November 21, 2007 Interim evaluations for progeny-test bulls Announcement

    August 9, 2007 Changes for August 2007 Evaluation system
    • Breed composition file for crossbreds
    • Adjustments to all-breed model
    • Parent averages for young bulls
    • Revised definition of Interbull type-of-proof code
    Editing system
    • Correction of bull identification (ID) numbers with more than nine digits

    May 1, 2007 Changes for May 2007 (final) Evaluation system
    • All-breed animal model
    • Genetic trend for daughter pregnancy rate
    • Genetic trends for calving ease and stillbirth
    • Revisions to herd variance adjustment
    • Sample population for expected future inbreeding
    All-breed evaluation implementation All-breed evaluation

    January 11, 2007 Changes for February 2007 (update) Evaluation system
    • Fertility evaluations from Interbull (updated January 18, 2007)
    • Elimination of duplicate evaluations for Red-and-White bulls and related format-38 changes
    Editing system
    • Consistency in reporting abortions
    • Designation of breedings with sexed semen (updated January 26, 2007)

    November 9, 2006 Changes for November 2006 Evaluation system
    • Holstein stillbirth and Brown Swiss calving-ease evaluations from Interbull
    • Ayrshire and Red Dairy Cattle breed codes
    • Series-840 animal identification (ID) numbers
    • Additional release of yield evaluations for dairy goats
    Editing system
    • Eliminating milk-component values when all cows have the same value

    July 21 , 2006 Changes for August 2006 (update) Evaluation system
    • Productive life (PL) credits revised; examples of bull changes provided (updated January 31, 2007)
    • Stillbirth and calving ability
    • Lifetime net merit revised
    • Calving ease (CE) edits
    Net merit update (final) Net merit as a measure of lifetime profit: 2006 revision

    April 14, 2006 Changes for May 2006 Evaluation system
    • Bull fertility evaluation transferred to AIPL
    • Milking speed evaluations for Brown Swiss
    • Rear legs/rear view evaluations for Brown Swiss and Guernseys

    February 9, 2006 Changes for February 2006 Evaluation system
    • Daughter pregnancy rate (DPR) for foreign bulls


    Last Modified: 09/18/2017