Data exchange

Formats

Pedigree, production, & reproduction data

  • 1     Pedigree
  • 1E   Pedigree – error record
  • 4      Lactation
  • 4E    Lactation – error record
  •  5     Reproductive record
  • 6      Health record
  • 12    Interbull pedigree file
  • CES  Calving ease scores reporting

Genetic evaluations

  • 38      Bull/buck
  • 40      Bull type traits
  • 41      Cow type traits
  • 105    Cow/doe
  • 940    Buck type traits
  • 941    Doe type traits
  • CT     Calving trait
  • MS     Milking speed
  • RLRV Rear legs (rear view)

Miscellaneous

  •  2       Herd owner name & address
  • 7        Type trait appraisal score
  • 13       AI affiliate version of lactation error records
  • 14       Herd test-day & yearly average
  • 395     NAAB AI codes (AI cross-reference)
  • REC    Holstein recessive codes
  • Crossbred fields

Data submission information

  • Assignment of reproduction events to herds
  • Error code documentation
  • Hints for coding identifications in formats 1 & 4
  • How to delete/correct records – pedigree & production
  • Options for formats 1 & 4
  • Resolving crossbred animals
  • Resolving unidentified twins, unidentified cross-reference ID, & misidentified ID
  • Submitting clones
  • National DHIA/QCS DRPC standard transfer formats (STFs)

Animal identification

  • American ID numbers
  • Breed codes on bovine semen straws (ICAR)
  • Goat ID systems
  • International ID systems
  • 3-digit country codes

Genomic Related Coding

  • Genomic error codes
  • Genomic evaluation data dictionary
  • Genotype file formats
  • Report/Display Coding Definitions