What is the CDCB all about? To serve the dairy industry by providing genetic information services. That encompasses aggregating the largest existing dairy database in the world, providing accurate and transparent genetic and genomic evaluations for a multitude of traits and breeds and offering dairy farmers the information they need to make sound breeding decisions.
The long term goal is simply to be the premier provider of these services, making the U.S. genetics the gold standard. American leadership has been influential for decades, but maintaining this high standard on a fast-changing high-tech business environment requires a vigilant commitment to excellence.
The way this is done requires collaboration between the industry sectors that constitute the CDCB. Dairy records providers, dairy records processors, purebred breed associations and the artificial insemination organizations working together for the benefit of the U. S. dairy farmers is the essence and the strength of the CDCB. A superficial analysis may mistakenly indicate that different sectors hold conflicting interests and divergent aspirations, when in fact there is a complementary relationship between the stakeholders that maximizes the value of each partner’s business. This synergy between farmer oriented organizations is what makes the CDCB relevant.