December’s tri-annual genetic evaluations were released, featuring important updates for the dairy industry and specific breeds. New imputed genotypes were released for all breeds, ensuring all animals have genomic information of the roughly 79,000 single-nucleotide polymorphisms the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding uses to develop genomic evaluations.

The latest evaluations also feature a cholesterol deficiency haplotype in Holsteins featuring data from more than 1.3 million female lab tests. The American Jersey Cattle Association also announced updated formulas for the Jersey Performance Index and Jersey Udder Index.

Read more on the latest round of dairy cow genetic evaluations here.