April 5, 2019
CDCB EXTENDS GENOMIC EVALUATIONS TO CROSSBREDS
Thanks to the collaboration between USDA-AGIL and CDCB, dairy farmers will be able to receive accurate genomic evaluations for crossbred animals in April. These evaluations are based on a weighted combination of solutions estimated from the purebred populations, and the U.S. is the first country applying this approach to evaluate crossbred animals. Although these estimates for crossbreds are slightly less reliable than those for purebreds, they provide a means for all genotyped animals to receive the best possible estimate of their genetic value, irrespective of their breed composition.
Find the full article on the crossbred evaluations here: