Genetic evaluations available from CDCB

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Evaluations available on the CDCB internet site

  • Publicly available queries for individual cows, bulls, and goats
  • Queries available to industry cooperators

Dairy cattle evaluation summaries, tables, and lists

Available prior to release day:

  • Comparison of active AI bull evaluations between this evaluation and the previous release
  • Comparison of genomic young bull evaluations between this evaluation and the previous release
  • Percentile tables of net merit (NM$), fluid merit (FM$), and cheese merit (CM$) for bulls and NM$ for cows by breed
  • Elite cow statistics
  • Breed means, bases, and heterosis
  • Genetic and phenotypic trend (1960 to present) by breed for milk, fat, protein, productive life (PL), somatic cell score (SCS), daughter pregnancy rate (DPR), calving ease, stillbirth, and merit indexes (NM, CY, FM, and GM)
  • Genetic marker effects from genomic prediction
  • Comparison of Genomic and Traditional evaluations

Available at noon on release day:

  • Complete sire list sorted by breed and identification (ID) number
  • Elite cows for NM$ sorted by breed and herd code
  • High-ranking grade cows for NM$ sorted by breed and herd code
  • Elite heifers for NM$
  • High-ranking grade heifers for NM$
  • Top sires with official evaluations sorted by NM$, CM$, and FM$ by breed

(includes bulls that may not have semen available in the United States; lists for available bulls are available Thursday following release day)

  • Average evaluations by country of most daughters
  • Source of top 100 bulls on each country’s scale

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

  • Bull lists
    • SCR evaluations (August 2008 – current) (spreadsheet format available)
    • Top sires and available sires lists sorted by NM$, CM$, and FM$ by breed
    • Active AI, Foreign Available, and Genomically Tested Young Bulls lists
    • Status of AI bulls (explanation of status codes)
  • Genetic evaluation summary [average bull predicted transmitting abilities(PTAs) and standard deviations]
  • 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:

  • ERCR evaluations (May 2006 – January 2008) (spreadsheet format available)

Dairy goat data tables and lists

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

  • Goat evaluation files
  • Genetic trend by breed for goats
  • Inbreeding information for goats
  • Frequency of goat type appraisals

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

484,261

64,402,165

Apr 1 2016

All domestic and foreign bulls with official evaluations

38coff.zip

81,956

11,259,390

Apr 1 2016

All bulls except Holsteins and Red & Whites

38off.zip

340,715

47,396,324

Apr 1 2016

Bulls with U.S. daughters OR enrolled with the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB)

38ai.zip

85,908

14,845,342

Apr 1 2016

All bulls enrolled with NAAB

38s.zip

2,598

496,082

Apr 1 2016

Bulls enrolled with NAAB, likely to have semen available

CT.itb.zip

216,859

7,506,699

Apr 1 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

33,547

4,470,043

Apr 1 2016

U.S.-only evaluations for bulls with official Interbull evaluations

38ibnoff.zip

32,997

6,010,389

Apr 1 2016

Interbull evaluations for bulls with official U.S.-only evaluations

38all.trad.zip

206,700

33,320,567

Apr 1 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

11,080,575

Apr 1 2016

Evaluations for elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile

105hi5.zip 

335,876

34,378,808

Apr 1 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

104,805

Apr 1 2016

Herds with elite cows and high-ranking grades based on NM$ percentile

2nhi5.zip3

197,783

Apr 4 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

1,440,720

Nov 30 2015

All buck yield evaluations

105G.zip

Format 105

22,290,336

Nov 30 2015

All doe yield evaluations

topbuck

23,815

Nov 25 2015

Top 15% of bucks (for yield) with recent daughters

topdoe

93,538

Nov 25 2015

Top 5% of does (for yield) with recent kiddings

105Gavail.zip

Format 105

1,047,796

Nov 30 2015

Doe evaluations for all does with recent kiddings

buckname

138,474

Nov 25 2015

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.