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Date - Subject - Page Detail
November 14, 2018 Changes for December 2018 Changes to evaluation system

  • New reference genome assembly in use at CDCB
  • Genomic evaluations using an 80k SNP test
  • Changes in haplotype distribution in Holstein, Brown Swiss and Jersey
  • Large number of gene tests added to haplotype determination
  • Criteria update for young heifers in female file (format 105)
  • September 27, 2018 2018 Industry Meeting

    Presentations

    Annual Report

  • Word from the Chair (John Meyer , Holstein)
  • Progress. Preview. Perspective. (Joao Durr , CDCB)
  • Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory: Research Report (Paul VanRaden, USDA-AGIL)
  • CDCB Services: Continuous Improvement (Ezequiel Nicolazzi, CDCB)
  • Keynote 1 - How sensors and automation are changing dairy data for good (Steven Sievert, Quality Certification Services Inc.)
  • Keynote 2 - Value of cooperative phenotypic databases in the genomic area (Albert DeVries, University of Florida)
  • September 14, 2018 News Release CDCB Industry Meeting: Future of Phenotyping
    August 8, 2018 News Release CDCB Health Traits Included In Net Merit
    August 2, 2018 Announcement Unknown parent groups unwanted behavior in traditional evaluations
    July 13, 2018 Article Addressing Variability in Fertility Evaluations
    July 12, 2018 Changes for August 2018 Changes to evaluation system

  • Health traits in Net Merit $
  • Changes in fertility trait modeling
  • EFI update and changing of heterosis procedure on genomic evaluations
  • Exclusion of IDs from Interbull pedigree
  • Genomic mating file in HO - full implementation of rules
  • Changes in content of Format 38
  • Change in Jersey elite cow criteria
  • Guernsey phantom group reinstated
  • June 30, 2018 Presentation to World Jersey Cattle Bureau and American Jersey Cattle Association CDCB Tools for Improvement of the Jersey Breed, by João Dürr and Duane Norman
    May 18, 2018 Presentation at Scotland's Rural College Crossbred Evaluations and More, by George Wiggans
    April 2, 2018 April: Guernsey evaluations Issues affecting Guernsey evaluations

  • Guernsey unknown parent groups in April 2018
  • About pre-released 105el.zip file
  • March 26, 2018 Hoard's Dairyman Article "Genetic evaluations for disease resistance are here" by Dr. Kristen Parker Gaddis
    March 7, 2018 Changes for April 2018 Changes to evaluation system

  • New health evaluations for Holsteins officially released
  • All-breed system extended to genomic evaluations
  • Productive Life (PL) correction
  • November 30, 2017 Wiggans Presentation at BAIF (India) International Workshop Presentation: Genomic Selection in U.S. Cattle Breeding
    November 8, 2017 Changes for December 2017 Changes to evaluation system

  • Publication of AH2 - Second haplotype affecting Ayrshire fertility
  • Test run for health traits and GL evaluation on females
  • New phantom groups in productive traits for polygenic effect
  • Updates on composites in all breeds
  • Changes in age grouping for sire conception rate (SCR) on Holstein
  • Excluding animals with unlikely grandparent information
  • Changes in web functions
  • September 6, 2017 2017 Industry Meeting

    Presentations

    Health Traits

    News Release

  • CDCB 2017 Panorama (João Dürr and Ezequiel Nicolazzi , CDCB)
  • 2017 AGIL Research Progress (Paul VanRaden, ARS/AGIL)
  • Validation of genomic predictions and genomic reliability (Mel Tooker, ARS/AGIL)
  • Identifying drivers of dairy genetics research (Isaac Haagen, PhD candidate at Penn State
    University)

  • How selection for better health impacts dairy profitability (John Cole, ARS/AGIL)
  • Introducing CDCB health evaluations (Kristen Gaddis, CDCB)
  • Farmer’s perspective on health traits (Don Bennink, North Florida Holsteins, FL) (Mitch Breunig, Mystic Valley Dairy, WI) (Alan Chittenden, Dutch Hollow Farm, NY)
  • FAQ on Genetic Evaluations for Health
  • 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 Announcement 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
  • Activity Report
  • Presentations
  • September 15, 2016 CDCB hires Technical Director Press Release
    August 25, 2016 CDCB hires new consultant Press Release
    August 12, 2016 Cow Livability
  • Press Release
  • Article
  • August 9, 2016 2016 Industry Meeting
  • Announcement
  • Program
  • 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 Announcement Labelling Dairy Genetic Evaluations in the US
    January 20, 2016 CDCB Application to Serve as Non-Voting, Advisory Member 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
  • Activity Report
  • Presentations
  • August 18, 2015 2015 Industry Meeting
  • Press Release
  • Program
  • 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

  • [JPG] [PDF]
  • 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 by USDA and the CDCB Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement - CDCB
    March 25, 2013 2013 annual reports 2012 DHI statistics

  • DHI Participation as of January 1, 2013
  • USDA Summary of 2012 Herd Averages
  • Dairy Records Processing Center Activity Summary as of January 1, 2013
  • Somatic Cell Counts of Milk from DHI Herds During 2012
  • State and National Standardized Lactation Averages by Breed for Cows Calving in 2011
  • Reasons that Cows in DHI Programs Exit the Herd (2012)
  • Reproductive Status of Cows in DHI Programs and Bred Using AI (2011)
  • 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)

    Hiring Announcements

    Evaluation System

  • Correction and adjustment of health trait evaluations and reliabilities
  • PTA for days from calving to first insemination
  • 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

    New Research Geneticist: Derek Bickhart (December 2, 2012)

    New Postdoctoral Associate: Chuanyu Sun (October 1, 2012)

  • 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

    Departure

    H. Duane Norman (December 31, 2011)

  • Announcement
  • Banquet
  • Book of letters

    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

    Net merit (2010 revision)

    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 as a measure of lifetime profit: 2010 revision

  • August 10, 2009 Changes for August 2009

    Genetic base changes for January 2010

    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

  • 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
  • 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)

    All-breed evaluation implementation

    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

  • 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)

    Net merit update
    (final)

    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 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