SITE NOTES, Tuesday, April 2, 2019: CDCB has released the April genetic summaries. When the AJCA animal database update is completed, first-day reports will be posted. This will include the historical Top 100 bull lists, monthly genomic bulls, all female reports, and REAP herd averages. Active A.I., foreign bulls marketed in the U.S., and G-code bull reports will be posted on Thursday afternoon, April 4.
Also posted is an article from CDCB explaining the fertility evaluations in young bulls. What does this mean for Jerseys? Unlike Holstein, Jersey DPR evaluations have consistently differed by 0.3 between December and August genetic summaries. How does this impact JPI? DPR is included as 7% of the Jersey Performance Index (JPI). A change in DPR of 0.3 equates to 1.4 JPI points.
NEW WEBINAR POSTED: On April 12, 2019, AJCA staff discussed the new genetic summaries with the first multi-breed evaluations in this webinar.
AJCA BOARD ACTIONS REPORTED: The November meetings of the AJCA and NAJ Boards of Directors are reported on USJersey.com. Actions include new registration rules for Generation Count and JX males; naming and genetic evaluations for animals that have UR (unregistered) status; to remove Jersey Haplotype 2 (JH2); to recognize Holstein haplotypes affecting fertility; and adoption of budgets for 2019.
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HerdView Helper: Find out how you can customize the Herd Genomic PTA Report in six steps using HerdView.
Videos on Demand: Bookmark the AJCA-NAJ YouTube Channel for more about Jersey Performance Index and the Jersey nutritional webinar series from National All-Jersey Inc.
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