Columbus, Ohio (October 2, 2014) – The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) is hosting a press conference on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. Join us in the Exhibit Hall’s Waubesa Room, located at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
Featured topics include:
-Proposed merit index changes (net, fluid and cheese) and possibly introducing a Grazing Merit Index
-Details about the weekly preliminary genomic predictions
CDCB conducts genetic evaluations for economically important traits of dairy cattle. The CDCB allied partners cooperator database is the largest in the world, which is devoted to dairy animals, with more than 120 million female phenotypic records and more than 480,000 males receiving genetic evaluations or genomic predictions.