Genetic Evaluations of Dairy Animals Available from CDCB
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Genetic evaluations available from CDCB

Internet animal queries || Dairy cattle summaries, tables, lists || Dairy goat data tables, lists || Evaluation files || Interim summary files

For detailed information about evaluations including schedules, data exchange formats, and explanation of evaluation calculations, please refer to the Documentations page.

Evaluations available on the CDCB internet site

Dairy cattle evaluation summaries, tables, and lists

Available prior to release day:

Available at noon on release day:

Available at 1 pm Eastern time on the Thursday following release day:

  • Inbreeding information by breed including:
    • Inbreeding coefficients and trends
    • Bulls most related to breed
    • Bulls least related to breed (outcrosses)

Discontinued reports from prior runs:

Dairy goat data tables and lists

Goat yield evaluations are updated in July; type evaluations are updated in January

Evaluation files

Bulls · Cows · Herd info · Goats

Bull and cow evaluation files are available for download at 1 pm on the Friday before release but are password protected to allow for download prior to official release

The password for unencrypting the files is available to the public at 7 am on the day of release. See the evaluation schedule for the complete listing of evaluation availability times. A complete description of evaluation distribution is also available.

A mirror site with copies of the evaluation files is available from Dairy Records Management Systems (ftp://ftp.drpc.ncsu.edu).

Official bull evaluation files
(ftp://205.134.191.130/pub/bulls)
Format 38
Format CT (calving traits)

File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Bulls included*
38alloff.zip 438,205 58,525,292 Apr 7 2015 All domestic and foreign bulls with official evaluations
38coff.zip 79,141 10,839,361 Apr 7 2015 All bulls except Holsteins and Red & Whites
38off.zip 322,828 44,626,769 Apr 7 2015 Bulls with U.S. daughters OR enrolled with the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB)
38ai.zip 84,369 14,421,842 Apr 7 2015 All bulls enrolled with NAAB
38s.zip 2,609 497,370 Apr 6 2015 Bulls enrolled with NAAB, likely to have semen available
CT.itb.zip 7,109,566 Apr 3 2015 Calving traits evaluations
*The status code of bulls that had been active (A) status after the preceding evaluation are set to inactive (I) status and the status code of bulls that had been genomically tested (G) status is set to multiherd sampled (P) status because AI status is updated by NAAB after evaluations are released.

The status updates are provided in a separate file (status of AI bulls) by NAAB by the Thurday following each evaluation release. This text file includes the ID and status code of all bulls with a status of active (A); foreign-sampled, semen available (F); genomically tested that will be marketed (G); or limited use (L).


Nonofficial bull evaluation files2
(ftp://205.134.191.130/pub/bulls)
Format 38
File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Evaluations included*
38usnoff.zip 31,222 4,120,145 Apr 6 2015 U.S.-only evaluations for bulls with official Interbull evaluations
38ibnoff.zip 32,236 5,795,437 Apr 6 2015 Interbull evaluations for bulls with official U.S.-only evaluations
38all.trad.zip 204,574 32,775,058 Apr 6 2015 U.S.-only traditional evaluations without genomics for all bulls
*The status code of bulls that had been active (A) status after the preceding evaluation are set to inactive (I) status and the status code of bulls that had been genomically tested (G) status is set to multiherd sampled (P) status because AI status is updated by NAAB after evaluations are released.

The status updates are provided in a separate file (status of AI bulls) by NAAB by the Thurday following each evaluation release. This text file includes the ID and status code of all bulls with a status of active (A); foreign-sampled, semen available (F); genomically tested that will be marketed (G); or limited use (L).


Interim summary files
(ftp://205.134.191.130/pub/bulls)
Format 38
File Name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Summaries Included*
38i.zip 845 67,962 May 12 2015 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls
38i.515.xml 851 599,371 May 12 2015 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls (XML)
38i.515.xlsx 752 229,216 May 12 2015 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls (spreadsheet .xlsx)
*Based on first-lactation records of cows in herds with progeny-test daughters during the latest 18 months.


Official cow evaluation files
(ftp://205.134.191.130/pub/cows)
Format 105
File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Evaluations included
105el.zip 105,296 9,466,712 Apr 3 2015 Evaluations for elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
105hi5.zip  307,566 29,261,062 Apr 3 2015 Evaluations for the top 5% of cows based on NM$ (registered and grade)


Herd-owner names and addresses
(ftp://205.134.191.130/pub/cows)
Format 2
File Name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Herds included
2nel.zip 3,253 114,782 Apr 3 2015 Herds with elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
2nhi5.zip3 6,315 215,509 Apr 3 2015 Herds for the top 5% of cows based on NM$ (registered and grade)


Goat yield evaluations are updated in July; type evaluations are updated in January
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Goat evaluation files
(ftp://205.134.191.130/pub/adga)
File name1 File format File size
(bytes)
Date File description
f941.zip Format 941 2,998,561 Nov 30 2014 941 doe
f940.zip Format 940s 623,918 Nov 30 2014 940 buck
38G.zip Format 38 1,434,468 Dec 1 2014 All buck yield evaluations
105G.zip Format 105 21,909,773 Dec 1 2014 All doe yield evaluations
topbuck   23,552 Dec 1 2014 Top 15% of bucks (for yield) with recent daughters
topdoe   90,288 Dec 1 2014 Top 5% of does (for yield) with recent kiddings
105Gavail.zip Format 105 1,016,170 Dec 1 2014 Doe evaluations for all does with recent kiddings
buckname   138,336 Dec 1 2014 Yield evaluations for bucks with recent daughters


1Compressed (zipped) files have .zip extension. Uncompressed files have the extension .myy where m is the month (Nov=B) and yy the year of the evaluation (e.g., B02 indicates November, 2002).

2For bulls with both a U.S.-only and an Interbull evaluation available, the Interbull evaluation is official if it includes data from an additional country or if Interbull excludes U.S. data but has higher reliability than the U.S.-only evaluation.

3Password administered by National Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

Last Modified: 04/10/2015