June 5, 2018: Monthly update for genomic evaluations.
To search-sort-select marketed bulls, use BullsEye. You can export your list of mating sires from BullsEye directly to JerseyMate when you are logged on through infoJersey.
What's New for April 2018
The all-breed system used for traditional evaluations since 2007 will be applied for genomic evaluations, allowing records from animals of all breeds to be analyzed together and expressed on the same scale. Jersey breeders can expect changes in the evaluations of Jerseys with other breeds in their recorded ancestry. Research and development continues for crossbred evaluations, and genomic evaluations for additional crossbred animals are expected in the future.
A new multi-trait Productive Life genomic model will be implemented to avoid previous inflation and better align with Interbull evaluations for foreign bulls. Using the revised PL system should result in more stable and accurate evaluations, but in making that change, most of the PL evaluations will be lower. As a result, Jersey breeders can expect decreases in the AJCA Jersey Performance Index (JPI) and CDCB Net Merit $, Cheese Merit $, Fluid Merit $ and Grazing Merit $ because PL is a part of these indexes.
Inbreeding Calculator Online: Get both Pedigree and Genomic Inbreeding for 5 individuals or 5 matings of 5 females to 5 bulls. Plus, get the genomic inbreeding level of a mating when females and bulls are genotyped. Access from the public Tools & Services menu on infoJersey.
HerdView Helper: Find out how you can customize the Herd Genomic PTA Report in six steps using HerdView.
Learn about changes to implement a Jersey-specific Body Weight Composite in JPI with the December official evaluations.
Put the Power of Genomics To Work for You
Visit the infoJersey Genomic Testing Center for all your genotyping needs and get 24/7 access to evaluation reports:
- Jersey uLD test (9K): $30 per animal (male or female) in REAP herds, or $40 per animal for non-REAP herds, plus CDCB female fee or initial male fee (table below).
- Jersey LD test (45K): $37 each animal, REAP herds, or $47 for all others, plus CDCB female fee or initial male fee (table below).
- Jersey HD test: $100 each animal, REAP herds, or $115 for all others, plus applicable CDCB fee.