The CDCB stakeholders consist of four sectors of the dairy industry that represent U.S. dairy producers, data records processors, breed associations and AI companies. Each sector is equally represented on the CDCB Board of Directors by the Dairy Records Processors (DRPs), the Dairy Records Processing Centers (DRPCs) the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA) and the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB).
Dairy Records Providers
Dairy Records Providers (DRP) are state or regional organizations operated by dairy producers which oversee the delivery of dairy record management services to producers so they can manage their operations more effectively. The affiliates hire technicians who visit the farms to gather information that is used to develop management reports to facilitate sound decisions on the farm. The organizations promote high accuracy, creditability, and uniformity of DHI records, which provides data for genetic and management research.
Dairy Records Processing Centers
Dairy Records Processing Centers (DRPC) are four organizations (both private or farmer owned) which write computerized software to generate management reports for all activities of the dairy herd operation. The material generated are used by the producers to manage their dairy operations efficiently. The computerized software is also used to standardize and normalize the data coming from the farms, and transferred to the CDCB collaborator’s database to be used for genetic and genomic evaluations.
Purebred Dairy Cattle Association
Founded in 1940, the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, Inc. (PDCA) is a federation of the seven U.S. dairy breed registry associations representing over 60,000 members. It provides leadership within the industry and conducts activities to increase the acceptance of purebred dairy cattle, while expanding opportunities for owners of dairy cattle to profit through improved management and marketing.
National Association of Animal Breeders
The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) involves organizations (both private or farmer owned) that provide services primarily in support of dairy cattle reproduction. Historically these organizations have focused primarily on the domestic sale of bull semen, but the international market has grown rapidly with an increasing demand for U.S. genetics and is currently a major source of revenue as well.