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Genetic evaluations available from CDCB

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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 516,771 71,188,572 Mar 31 2017 All domestic and foreign bulls with official evaluations
38coff.zip 87,835 12,552,907 Mar 31 2017 All bulls except Holsteins and Red & Whites
38off.zip 370,527 52,897,159 Mar 31 2017 Bulls with U.S. daughters OR enrolled with the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB)
38ai.zip 88,476 15,996,357 Mar 31 2017 All bulls enrolled with NAAB
38s.zip 2,647 523,667 Mar 31 2017 Bulls enrolled with NAAB, likely to have semen available
CT.itb.zip 221,538 7,702,076 Mar 31 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 35,383 4,949,584 Mar 31 2017 U.S.-only evaluations for bulls with official Interbull evaluations
38ibnoff.zip 33,961 6,459,095 Mar 31 2017 Interbull evaluations for bulls with official U.S.-only evaluations
38all.trad.zip 210,063 35,389,709 Mar 31 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 693 56,799 Jan 10 2017 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls
38i.117.xml 699 491,956 Jan 10 2017 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls (XML)
38i.117.xlsx 601 175,009 Jan 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 134,927 13,472,232 Mar 31 2017 Evaluations for elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
105hi5.zip  384,202 40,574,145 Mar 31 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 2,878 100,868 Mar 31 2017 Herds with elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
2nhi5.zip3 5,436 182,898 Mar 31 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 1,477,455 Dec 6 2016 All buck yield evaluations
105G.zip Format 105 22,986,724 Dec 6 2016 All doe yield evaluations
topbuck   24,472 Dec 6 2016 Top 15% of bucks (for yield) with recent daughters
topdoe   103,601 Dec 6 2016 Top 5% of does (for yield) with recent kiddings
105Gavail.zip Format 105 1,186,029 Dec 6 2016 Doe evaluations for all does with recent kiddings
buckname   146,208 Dec 6 2016 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: 01/12/2017