News & Alerts


Elizabeth Donaldson Awarded 2020 NAAB Doak Graduate Fellowship

January 28, 2020

The National Association of Animal Breeders is pleased to announce Elizabeth Donaldson has been selected to receive the 2020 NAAB Doak Graduate Fellowship. 

Is our U.S. A.I. industry OK?

January 2, 2020

It’s been nearly 75 years since the introduction of frozen semen for artificial insemination (A.I.) and 10 years since genomic selection. During those years, the U.S. has catapulted itself to the position of world leader in bovine genetics, which is a comfortable position to be in.

Semen sales are increasing each year; yet, if you’d ask anyone related to the industry how our business is doing (producer, scientist, A.I. rep, classifier, breeder), you are likely going to get a mixture of reactions. You may get anything from “on the verge of collapse” to “better than ever.”

The industry seems to be stirring, and it feels uncomfortable. Is our A.I. industry OK?

AISS Format Change December 2019

November 15, 2019

NAAB has changed the format of the AISS and Complete AISS files produced following sire evaluations. Please refer to attached documents for test files and formats.

Eliza Roberts Hired as NAAB Associate Technical Director and Associate Service Director for CSS

April 8, 2019

The National Association of Animal Breeders is pleased to announce that Eliza Roberts has accepted the position of Associate NAAB Technical Director and Associate Service Director for CSS, a subsidiary of NAAB. Eliza will begin her duties on April 15, 2019.

CDCB communicates about seasonal trend in fertility evaluations, April 2019

April 5, 2019

A larger than expected decrease in the average PTA for fertility traits occurred in the April 2019 results. CDCB communicates on the findings and investigation to the causes.

CDCB Extends Genomic Evaluations to Crossbreds

April 5, 2019

Thanks to the collaboration between USDA-AGIL and CDCB, dairy farmers will be able to receive accurate genomic evaluations for crossbred animals in April.

2018 NAAB Regular Member Unit Sales – Record Year

March 6, 2019

The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) members report annual units for the categories of domestic sales, export sales, custom collected, imported units for dairy and beef breeds.  With 95% of the US AI industry represented by NAAB members, these annual statistics give an unprecedented reflection of US cattle semen sales.

Bylaw Amendments on Membership Requirements

January 9, 2019

Bylaw Amendments of Membership Requirements

NAAB Announces Recipient of 2018 Member Director Award

October 11, 2018

The 2018 NAAB Member Director Awardee is Myron Czech. Czech has exhibited leadership ability and commitment to the development of the A.I. industry for the past 27 years. He is a founding member of the Minnesota Select Sires Cooperative (1986), having served 26 years as a board member, as a multiple-term President of Minnesota Select Sires, a 15-year board member for Select Sires Inc. spending 9 years as an executive officer presiding over one of the strongest growth periods in company history, and service to other dairy breeding industry organizations as well.

NAAB Announces 2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

October 11, 2018

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to the furtherance of the artificial insemination industry. The 2018 recipient is Dr. Gordon A. Doak. A native of Cameron, Missouri, Gordon earned a B.S. in Agriculture, an M.S. in Dairy Science and Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Missouri in Columbia.