The CDCB is a collaboration between four sectors of U.S. dairy: Dairy Records Providers, Dairy Records Processing Centers, National Association of Animal Breeders and Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. To benefit dairy producers worldwide, CDCB cooperates with several global partners in research and data exchange.
To drive global dairy cattle improvement by using a collaborative database to deliver state-of-the-art genetic merit and performance assessments for herd decision making.
To be the leading source of genetic information for dairy improvement.
Providing premier dairy genetic information services and industry collaboration.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plays a critical role in dairy genetic research and evaluations. This unique public-private partnership is foundational to the success of the U.S. system.
USDA is the federal department that provides leadership on agriculture, food and related topics based on public policy and the best available science. World-renowned scientists at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (AGIL) perform rigorous research to develop and test new genetic and genomic methodologies. This research supports top-quality evaluations, data integrity and implementation of technology and new scientific learnings.
Today, USDA AGIL focuses on research. Until 2013, USDA also provided service to manage the U.S. database and genetic evaluations. In 2013, CDCB assumed full responsibility for the national cooperator database and genetic evaluations.