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Genetic evaluations available from CDCB

Internet animal queries || Dairy cattle summaries, tables, lists || Dairy goat data tables, lists || Evaluation files || Interim summary files

For detailed information about evaluations including schedules, data exchange formats, and explanation of evaluation calculations, please refer to the Documentations page.

Evaluations available on the CDCB internet site

Dairy cattle evaluation summaries, tables, and lists

Available prior to release day:

Available at noon on release day:

Available at 1 pm Eastern time on the Thursday following release day:

  • Inbreeding information by breed including:
    • Inbreeding coefficients and trends
    • Bulls most related to breed
    • Bulls least related to breed (outcrosses)

Discontinued reports from prior runs:

Dairy goat data tables and lists

Goat yield evaluations are updated in July; type evaluations are updated in January

Evaluation files

Bulls · Cows · Herd info · Goats

Bull and cow evaluation files are available for download at 1 pm on the Friday before release but are password protected to allow for download prior to official release

The password for unencrypting the files is available to the public at 7 am on the day of release. See the evaluation schedule for the complete listing of evaluation availability times. A complete description of evaluation distribution is also available.

A mirror site with copies of the evaluation files is available from Dairy Records Management Systems (ftp://ftp.drpc.ncsu.edu).

Official bull evaluation files
(ftp://68.69.3.153/pub/bulls)
Format 38
Format CT (calving traits)

File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Bulls included*
38alloff.zip 528,110 75,179,043 Aug 4 2017 All domestic and foreign bulls with official evaluations
38coff.zip 89,599 13,244,933 Aug 4 2017 All bulls except Holsteins and Red & Whites
38off.zip 380,759 56,130,388 Aug 4 2017 Bulls with U.S. daughters OR enrolled with the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB)
38ai.zip 89,410 16,847,984 Aug 4 2017 All bulls enrolled with NAAB
38s.zip 2,303 490,111 Aug 4 2017 Bulls enrolled with NAAB, likely to have semen available
CT.itb.zip 223,201 7,770,545 Aug 4 2017 Calving traits evaluations
*The status code of bulls that had been active (A) status after the preceding evaluation are set to inactive (I) status and the status code of bulls that had been genomically tested (G) status is set to multiherd sampled (P) status because AI status is updated by NAAB after evaluations are released.

The status updates are provided in a separate file (status of AI bulls) by NAAB by the Thurday following each evaluation release. This text file includes the ID and status code of all bulls with a status of active (A); foreign-sampled, semen available (F); genomically tested that will be marketed (G); or limited use (L).


Nonofficial bull evaluation files2
(ftp://68.69.3.153/pub/bulls)
Format 38
File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Evaluations included*
38usnoff.zip 36,097 5,329,050 Aug 4 2017 U.S.-only evaluations for bulls with official Interbull evaluations
38ibnoff.zip 34,314 6,841,769 Aug 4 2017 Interbull evaluations for bulls with official U.S.-only evaluations
38all.trad.zip 211,255 36,870,438 Aug 4 2017 U.S.-only traditional evaluations without genomics for all bulls
*The status code of bulls that had been active (A) status after the preceding evaluation are set to inactive (I) status and the status code of bulls that had been genomically tested (G) status is set to multiherd sampled (P) status because AI status is updated by NAAB after evaluations are released.

The status updates are provided in a separate file (status of AI bulls) by NAAB by the Thurday following each evaluation release. This text file includes the ID and status code of all bulls with a status of active (A); foreign-sampled, semen available (F); genomically tested that will be marketed (G); or limited use (L).


Interim summary files
(ftp://68.69.3.153/pub/bulls)
Format 38
File Name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Summaries Included*
38i.zip 738 61,054 May 10 2017 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls
38i.517.xml 744 524,056 May 10 2017 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls (XML)
38i.517.xlsx 591 185,986 May 10 2017 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls (spreadsheet .xlsx)
*Based on first-lactation records of cows in herds with progeny-test daughters during the latest 18 months.


Official cow evaluation files
(ftp://68.69.3.153/pub/cows)
Format 105
File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Evaluations included
105el.zip 140,861 14,010,122 Aug 4 2017 Evaluations for elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
105hi5.zip  406,241 42,675,303 Aug 4 2017 Evaluations for the top 5% of cows based on NM$ (registered and grade)


Herd-owner names and addresses
(ftp://68.69.3.153/pub/cows)
Format 2
File Name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Herds included
2nel.zip 2,742 96,516 Aug 4 2017 Herds with elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
2nhi5.zip3 5,280 178,020 Aug 4 2017 Herds for the top 5% of cows based on NM$ (registered and grade)


Goat yield evaluations are updated in July; type evaluations are updated in January
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Goat evaluation files
(ftp://68.69.3.153/pub/adga)
File name1 File format File size
(bytes)
Date File description
f941.zip Format 941 2,804,034 Dec 6 2016 941 doe
f940.zip Format 940s 609,423 Dec 6 2016 940 buck
38G.zip Format 38 1,505,419 Aug 8 2017 All buck yield evaluations
105G.zip Format 105 23,459,144 Aug 8 2017 All doe yield evaluations
topbuck   25,389 Aug 8 2017 Top 15% of bucks (for yield) with recent daughters
topdoe   108,742 Aug 8 2017 Top 5% of does (for yield) with recent kiddings
105Gavail.zip Format 105 1,234,097 Aug 8 2017 Doe evaluations for all does with recent kiddings
buckname   152,630 Aug 8 2017 Yield evaluations for bucks with recent daughters


1Compressed (zipped) files have .zip extension. Uncompressed files have the extension .myy where m is the month (Nov=B) and yy the year of the evaluation (e.g., B02 indicates November, 2002).

2For bulls with both a U.S.-only and an Interbull evaluation available, the Interbull evaluation is official if it includes data from an additional country or if Interbull excludes U.S. data but has higher reliability than the U.S.-only evaluation.

3Password administered by National Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

Last Modified: 08/04/2017