National Genetic Evaluations

U.S. dairy genetic evaluations are developed through cooperation among diverse stakeholders, from collection of on-farm data to delivery of quality results.

U.S. Genetic Statistics


traits calculated by CDCB


year genomic evaluations available in U.S.


genotypes in CDCB national cooperator database


of genotyped animals are female

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding

National dairy genetic evaluations and data services delivered by CDCB

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How to Request a Genetic Evaluation

Step-by-step guide to obtain U.S. genetic evaluations for a dairy animal

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Genomic Selection

Genotyping and genomic predictions innovated in U.S.

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Net Merit Indices

National genetic index for total merit: production, conformation, health and longevity

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Individual Traits

More than 50 specific traits measured by CDCB and partner organizations

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U.S. Milestones

Evolution of U.S. genetics and animal performance recording over a century

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