National Dairy Genetic Evaluation Program
Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-31000-101-07
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Dec 31, 2012
End Date: Dec 30, 2017
The objective of this agreement is to improve the productivity, efficiency, conformation, and health of the national dairy herd as well as the composition and quality of resulting products for the benefit of dairy producers and the consuming public by transferring the research knowledge of USDA-ARS scientists to cooperator on the appropriate genetic models and computational procedures for the analysis of the Phenotypic and Genomic Data contained in the cooperator Database controlled by cooperator.
A. Collect phenotypic, genomic, and proteomic data.
B. Edit collected data for accuracy prior to inclusion in the cooperator database and maintain data in a database to support calculation of genetic evaluations (CGE).
C. Analyze collected data through the CGE to produce estimates of genetic merit.
D. Distribute estimates of generic merit.