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Genetic evaluations available from CDCB

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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://68.69.3.153/pub/bulls)
Format 38
Format CT (calving traits)

File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Bulls included*
38alloff.zip 496,209 69,137,816 Aug 5 2016 All domestic and foreign bulls with official evaluations
38coff.zip 84,734 12,165,523 Aug 5 2016 All bulls except Holsteins and Red & Whites
38off.zip 351,603 51,061,493 Aug 5 2016 Bulls with U.S. daughters OR enrolled with the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB)
38ai.zip 87,199 15,789,479 Aug 5 2016 All bulls enrolled with NAAB
38s.zip 2,677 530,846 Aug 5 2016 Bulls enrolled with NAAB, likely to have semen available
CT.itb.zip 218,880 7,595,404 Aug 5 2016 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://68.69.3.153/pub/bulls)
Format 38
File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Evaluations included*
38usnoff.zip 34,278 4,798,835 Aug 5 2016 U.S.-only evaluations for bulls with official Interbull evaluations
38ibnoff.zip 33,357 6,370,308 Aug 5 2016 Interbull evaluations for bulls with official U.S.-only evaluations
38all.trad.zip 207,872 35,124,120 Aug 5 2016 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://68.69.3.153/pub/bulls)
Format 38
File Name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Summaries Included*
38i.zip 749 60,877 May 11 2016 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls
38i.516.xml 755 531,476 May 11 2016 Interim summaries for progeny-test bulls (XML)
38i.516.xlsx 706 188,337 May 11 2016 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://68.69.3.153/pub/cows)
Format 105
File name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Evaluations included
105el.zip 120,681 12,159,970 Aug 5 2016 Evaluations for elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
105hi5.zip  350,716 37,172,781 Aug 5 2016 Evaluations for the top 5% of cows based on NM$ (registered and grade)


Herd-owner names and addresses
(ftp://68.69.3.153/pub/cows)
Format 2
File Name1 Records
(no.)
File size
(bytes)
Date Herds included
2nel.zip 3,089 107,872 Aug 5 2016 Herds with elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile
2nhi5.zip3 5,872 196,882 Aug 5 2016 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://68.69.3.153/pub/adga)
File name1 File format File size
(bytes)
Date File description
f941.zip Format 941 3,152,108 Nov 30 2015 941 doe
f940.zip Format 940s 656,516 Nov 30 2015 940 buck
38G.zip Format 38 1,468,453 Aug 9 2016 All buck yield evaluations
105G.zip Format 105 22,875,161 Aug 9 2016 All doe yield evaluations
topbuck   23,159 Aug 8 2016 Top 15% of bucks (for yield) with recent daughters
topdoe   97,489 Aug 8 2016 Top 5% of does (for yield) with recent kiddings
105Gavail.zip Format 105 1,116,827 Aug 9 2016 Doe evaluations for all does with recent kiddings
buckname   135,718 Aug 8 2016 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: 05/19/2016