A new record was set for animals receiving their first CDCB genomic evaluation – 27,229 – on February 16, 2021. First-timers for a weekly evaluation based on new genotypes included 21,291 Holstein, 5,812 Jersey, 89 Brown Swiss, 25 Guernsey and 12 Ayrshire.
The previous high was set August 20, 2019, with 26,876 new animal genotypes received in the preceding seven days.
Nearly 5 million genotypes are now in the CDCB database, with 90% being female. Genotyping of females has soared in recent years, as genomic evaluations have become an indispensable tool for mating, culling and herd management decisions in more herds worldwide.