SITE NOTES, Thursday, December 6: Active A.I., foreign bulls marketed in the U.S., and G-code bull reports have been updated for this summary. The print edition will be posted Friday, December 7. Also posted, an article from CDCB explaining the variation in production PTAs and Net merit ($) for young genomic bulls in this run. More information about reliability estimates and haplotype changes is also provided.
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.
With nearly 500 A.I. marketed bulls listed after each official CDCB-AJCA release, you need BullsEye. Search, sort and select according to your criteria, then export your list directly to JerseyMate when you are logged on through infoJersey.
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.
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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