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Articles include reports about AIPL research written by AIPL staff and other reporters.


2014

  • CDCB taking steps to grow dairy database. Jersey J. 61(8):30, 34. 2014.
  • December brings changes to genetic evaluations. Holstein World 111(9):74. 2014.
  • Dechow, C. Cattle may have more genetic variation than humans. Hoard's Dairyman 159:602. 2014.
  • Dechow, C. December's genetic evaluations will feature many changes. Hoard's Dairyman 159:691. 2014.
  • Dechow, C. Heritability assumptions are a balancing act. Hoard's Dairyman 159:553. 2014.
  • Dechow, C. Why Net Merit might be the wrong index for you. Hoard's Dairyman 159:312. 2014.
  • Expert panel on genomics added to annual meeting schedule. Jersey J. 61(6):88. 2014.
  • Fitness' weight in net merit to decrease. Holstein International 21(2):19. 2014.
  • Industry gathers to discuss genomics. Jersey J. 61(9):18, 20–22. 2014.
  • National DHIA. Got genomic testing? DairyBusiness East 6(10):30–31. 2014.
    Also published as:
    • Holstein World 111(10):112–113. 2014.
  • Net merit overhauled for December proofs [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 159:488. 2014.
  • Program mergers at USDA create AGIL. Jersey J. 61(6):88. 2014.


2013

  • Dairy cow enrollment in DHI by breed [Hoard's has heard …]. Hoard's Dairyman 158:386. 2013.
  • Dechow, C. Culling patterns shift productive life estimates. Hoard's Dairyman 158:64. 2013.
  • Dechow, C. DNA testing technology continues to evolve. Hoard's Dairyman 158:472. 2013.
  • Dechow, C. Udder health is an animal breeding success story. Hoard's Dairyman 158:130. 2013.
  • Dechow, C. We can minimize gene mutations. Hoard's Dairyman 158:302. 2013.
  • Ehrlich, J. A lot can be learned from lactation curves. Hoard's Dairyman 158:762. 2013.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. SCC drops to 200,000. Hoard's Dairyman 158:428. 2013.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. We can compete with anyone in milk quality. Hoard's West 15:W-87. 2013.
  • Measuring mobility is a step fo[r]ward [editorial]. Hoard's Dairyman 158:16. 2013.
  • Mertz, D. Some basics on sexed semen [Vet Check]. Ayrshire Digest 99(6):24, 27. 2013.
  • Savage, D. Do we still need to classify young-sire daughters in the genomic era? Holstein International 20(12):20–21. 2013.
  • Savage, D. Genomics: From DNA in 1953 to DNA proven bulls in 2013. Holstein International 20(7):10–11. 2013.
  • Savage, D. Will high-profile genomic bulls get an accurate daughter proof? Holstein International 20(1):10–11. 2013.
  • Schneider, S. How the reference group impacts the quality of genomic proofs. Holstein International 20(7):26–27. 2013.
  • Searching harder [editorial]. Jersey Journal 60(4):17. 2013.
  • Stegink, J. "Blrneding" as an intermediate staep from a DNA to a daughter tested index. Holstein International 20(8):10–11. 2013.
  • Stevenson, J. We're learning more about sexed semen. Hoard's Dairyman 158:161. 2013.
  • Stillbirth and conception rates impacted by new haplotypes [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 158:492. 2013.
  • The gene in the haplotype [editorial]. Jersey Journal 60(9):17. 2013.
  • This explains Jersey breed growth [editorial]. Jersey Journal 60(8):17. 2013.
  • U.S. genetic evaluations [Hoard's has heard …]. Hoard's Dairyman 158:271. 2013.


2012

  • 47th National DHIA meeting hosts industry panel discussion on genetic evaluations. Holstein World 109(4):14. 2012.
    Also published as:
  • Along the Jersey road [H. D. Norman retirement]. Jersey Journal 59(3):14. 2012.
  • Assertion is made: Genetic evaluations need home at USDA. Farmshine 33(47):1, 17. 2012.
  • Award for meritorius service: Dr. Curtis P. Van Tassell. Jersey Journal 59(6):19, 21. 2012.
  • Award for meritorius service: Dr. H. Duane Norman. Jersey Journal 59(6):18, 20. 2012.
  • Dechow, C. Selection for fertility is beginning to pay dividends. Hoard's Dairyman 157:125. 2012.
  • Hastings, J. Holstein Association hosts industry meeting to present proposal for moving production of dairy genetic evaluations out of USDA. Holstein World 109(3):52. 2012.
    Also published as:
  • Hoard's Dairyman editors. Gestation length varies by breed [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 157:607. 2012.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. Ag research funding is faltering. Hoard's Dairyman 157:567. 2012.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. DHI SCCs declining. Hoard's Dairyman 157:333. 2012. [Full report]
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. Milk quality is steadily improving. Hoard's West 14:W-105. 2012.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. PTAs will be reduced on genomic males and females. Hoard's Dairyman Notebook (blog), March 26, 2012.
    Also published as:
    • Genomic adjustments included in April's genetic evaluations [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 157:232. 2012.
  • More, and better [editorial]. Jersey Journal 59(4):17. 2012.
  • National Dairy Herd Information Association. Got dairy data? Holstein World 109(10):103–104. 2012.
  • National Dairy Herd Information Association. Got dairy data? Holstein World 109(11):44–45. 2012.
  • New hire Derek Bickhart. Progressive Dairyman News–New Hires, Mon., Dec. 10. 2012.
    Also published as:
    • Progressive Dairyman 27(1):99. 2013.
  • Peck, E. Haplotypes warrant closer attention from Red & White breeders [Management perspectives]. The Red Bloodlines 137(Apr./May):30. 2012.
  • Proposal for future genetic evaluations to be released [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 157:324. 2012.
  • Savage, D. Genomics have evolved since those early proofs in 2009. Holstein International 19(6):12–13. 2012.
  • Stevenson, J. What is the ideal waiting period? Hoard's Dairyman 157:423.
  • The genetic evaluation population [Hoard's has heard …]. Hoard's Dairyman 157:271. 2012.
  • The most cited awards [Hoard's has heard …]. Hoard's Dairyman 157:696. 2012.
  • Young sires have become the market leaders [editorial]. Hoard's Dairyman 157:542. 2012.


2011

  • Average somatic cell count in US dairy herds drops again. News, vetsweb.com, Apr. 21. 2011.
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  • Cassell, B. Can U.S. genetics continue to be a world leader? Hoard's Dairyman 156:137. 2011.
  • Cassell, B. International cooperation improves genomic predictions. Hoard's Dairyman 156:612. 2011.
  • Cassell, B. New use for genomics: "Haplotypes affecting fertility." Hoard's Dairyman 156:528. 2011.
  • Cassell, B. Time to reflect. Time to move on. Hoard's Dairyman 156:780. 2011.
  • Cassell, B. Will genomics influence inbreeding? Hoard's Dairyman 156:65. 2011.
  • Council plans for transition in the production of genetic evaluations. Holstein World 108(10):84. 2011.
    Also published as:
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. Genetic agreements will be made available for public review. Hoard's Dairyman 156:794–795. 2011.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. Jersey to turn U.S. herd brown. Hoard's Dairyman 156:485. 2011.
  • Lawlor, T. Fifteen is the new forty-eight! Holstein Pulse Spring:16–17. 2011.
  • New uses for genotyping continue to unfold. Jersey Journal 58(8):40, 42, 54. 2011.
  • Norman honored as Industry Person of Year. Jersey Journal 58(9):87–88. 2011.
  • Olson, K. Genomics: From tissue sample to genetic evaluation. Hoard's Dairyman 156:279. 2011.
  • Powell, R.L., and H.D. Norman. What breeds make up the national herd? Hoard's Dairyman 156:83. 2011.
  • PTAs more accurate—and comparable—for all cows [editorial]. Jersey Journal 58(4):17. 2011.
  • Ridgway, R.L. (ed.). National Dairy Genetic Evaluation Program. Proceedings of the Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Natural Resources R&D Round Table: Research Partnerships Yield Greater Societal Returns. Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation, Flower Mound, TX. 2011.
  • Savage, D. Lethal haplotypes impact fertility. Holstein International 18(12):27. 2011.
  • Selner, D. Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding meets in Baltimore. Holstein World 108(5):8. 2011.
  • Selner, D. International genomics roundtable. Holstein World 108(10):12–14, 784. 2011.
  • Stevenson, J. Is fertility really declining? Hoard's Dairyman 156:740. 2011.
  • Summary of June AJCA, NAJ board meetings. Jersey Journal 58(8):28. 2011.
  • Two months is optimal dry period for calf survival [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 156:480. 2011.
  • Use of young bulls is growing due to genomics [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 156:560. 2011.
  • Wesseldijk, B. Genomics and fertility. Holstein International 18(11): 79. 2011.


2010

  • AIPL research team. Questions abound on genomic adjustments [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 155:343. 2010.
  • Beltsville employees receive NDHIA award. Farmshine 31(29):32. 2010.
  • Cassell, B. April's changes make genomics more accurate. Hoard's Dairyman 155:482. 2010.
  • Cassell, B. Updated Net Merit index emphasizes fitness and fertility. Hoard's Dairyman 155:63. 2010.
  • Cassell, B. Where does the industry stand on inbreeding? Hoard's Dairyman 155:220. 2010.
  • Coburn, A. Updated economic index promotes profitability. Horizons 16(1):7–8. 2010.
  • Cow PTAs shift downward in April [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 155:288. 2010.
  • Dairy proof education. Online: Genex Cooperative, Inc. 2010. [no longer available]
  • Five industry Pioneers honored by National Dairy Shrine. Hoard's Dairyman 155:EXPO52. 2010.
  • Jersey jargon [genetic base and net merit index changes]. Jersey Journal 57(2):53. 2010.
  • National Dairy Herd Information Association. Got dairy data? Holstein World 107(11):28–29. 2010.
  • Nebel, R., and C. Sattler. Genetic innovations lead into 2010. Progressive Dairyman 24(1):29–30. 2010.
  • Quality Certification Services Inc. Are my records 'Official'? Western DairyBusiness 91(9):40–41. 2010.
    Also published as:
    • Wisconsin Holstein News 82(6):30–31. 2010.
  • Savage, D. Calving-ease specialists: Changing the way the breed gives birth. Holstein International 17(2):18–19, 21. 2010.
  • Savage, D. TPI and net merit: The total performance indexes of the US. Holstein International 17(5):36–37, 39. 2010.


2009

  • Bierma, J., S. Schneider, J. Stegink, and B. Wesseldijk. The HI selection: All the index news of January 2009. Holstein International 16(2):46–51. 2009.
  • January genetic base change may be smaller than expected Blog focus, Monday, July 27, 2009]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:478. 2009.
  • Brown, D. Genomics 101. Hoard's Dairyman 154:464. 2009.
  • Cassell, B. Doubled young sire accuracy expands producer opportunities. Hoard's Dairyman 154:59. 2009.
  • Cassell, B. "First-crop" proofs will never be the same. Hoard's Dairyman 154:445. 2009.
  • Cassell, B. How big will the 2010 base change be? Hoard's Dairyman 154:596. 2009.
  • Cassell, B. New sire conception rates measure bull fertility. The Virginia Dairyman Jan.(5):18, 22. 2009.
  • Cassell, B. What are the next traits we need to evaluate? Hoard's Dairyman 154:530. 2009.
  • Chromosome 18 appears to be a major source of calving difficulty [Hoard's has heard …]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:355. 2008.
  • Crossbreeds remain small sector [editorial]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:138:2009.
  • Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council. Reproductive statistics are improving on U.S. dairies. DCRC E-Newsletter 3(4). 2009.
    Also published as:
  • Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council. Sire conception rate: A new fertility index. DCRC E-Newsletter 3(5). 2009.
  • Dairy Herd news source. Genomic proofs hold up. Reproduction Resource Center, Dairy Herd Management, Oct. 22. 2009.
    Also published as:
    • Dairy Herd Management 46(10):10. 2009.
  • England, D. Farmers paid for it all. Hoard's Dairyman 154:202. 2009.
  • Evaluations show Jerseys rank first for productive life. California Dairy 18(1):26. 2009.
  • Genomic evaluations become official. Jersey Journal 56(1):17. 2009.
  • Genomic evaluations trumped a few additional daughters. Hoard's Dairyman 154:84. 2009.
  • Hoard's Dairyman editors. Differences in PTAs [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:171. 2009.
  • Hoard's Dairyman editors. Female Jersey, Holstein PTAs [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:365. 2009.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. Genomic proofs have moved into the mainstream. Hoard's Dairyman 154:85. 2009.
  • Hutchison, J. Conception rates [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:655. 2009.
  • Hutchison, J. Dystocia and stillbirth compared [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:489. 2009.
  • Hutchison, J. Sexed conception rates vary [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:705. 2009.
  • In a position to thrive [editorial]. Jersey Journal 56(3):17. 2009.
  • Jersey jargon [genomic evaluation]. Jersey Journal 56(3):62, 70. 2009.
  • Jersey jargon [sire conception rate]. Jersey Journal 56(2):81. 2009.
  • Johnson, S. Golden focus [genetic base change and breed progress]. Guernsey Breeders' Journal 178(10):6, 24.
  • Lawlor, T., and C. Wolfe. How to obtain genomic info [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:93. 2009.
  • Meihak, D. What can genomics do for you? Holstein Pulse Fall:9. 2009.
  • Montgomerie, B. AE Notebook: Computers need quality inputs too. Dairy Exporter 84(8):112. 2009.
  • O'Brien, D. ARS scientists study Holstein milk production, fertility. ARS News & Events, Oct. 2. 2009.
    Also published as:
    • ARS scientists identify the genetic link between higher production, lower fertility in Holsteins. John Deere Agricultural News, Oct. 2, 09. 2009
    • CattleNetwork.com staff. Drovers CattleNetwork, Apr. 16. 2010.
    • Lancaster Farming, Sat., Jan. 2, p. E35. 2010.
    • Neem Tree Farms RSS News. 2009.
    • Producing more milk reduced fertility. TheCattleSite News Desk, Mon., Oct. 5. 2009.
    • Scientists study Holstein milk production, fertility. California Dairy 18(12):10. 2009.
  • Report on breed progress [editorial on January 2010 genetic base change]. Jersey Journal 56(7):17. 2009.
  • Sattler, M. Four steps to breeding healthier cows. Hoard's Dairyman 154:402–403. 2009.
  • Selner, D. Complete data for April sire summaries. Holstein World 106(5):16, 20. 2009.
  • Selner, D. Genomic era begins with uneasiness. Holstein World 106(2):30–31. 2009.
  • Stegink, J. Sire fertility: Specialists receive full use. Holstein International 16(2):80–81. 2009.
  • The cost of doubling milk output [Farm Flashes]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:644. 2009.
  • Van Tassell, C. Bull-to-heifer ratio. Hoard's Dairyman 154:329. 2009.
  • Van Tassell, C. Genomic reliabilities [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:705. 2009.
  • VanRaden, P. Brown Swiss gain ground [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:523. 2009.
  • Weigel, K. Genomics – An early report card. Hoard's Dairyman 154:697. 2009.
  • Wilson, D. Many tools at your fingertips. Horizons 15(1):4. 2009.
  • Wright, J. Johne's test picks up milk loss [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 154:587. 2009.
  • Wright, L. A flip of the Coyne. Holstein World 106(1):12. 2009.


2008

  • A gain, but not enough. Jersey Journal 55(7):17. 2008.
  • Abortions highest in summer; average 1.6 percent. Hoard's Dairyman 153:404. 2008.
  • "All breed" genetic evaluations are here. The Virginia Dairyman Jan.(5):30–31. 2008.
  • Bierma, J. New revolution! Holstein International 15(7):7. 2008.
  • Bovine Veterinarian and Dairy Herd Management staff. Cut stillbirths! Dairy Herd Management 45(10):42–43. 2008.
  • Caldwell, E. The big switch? [from 4 to 3 sire evaluations each year]. Progressive Dairyman 22(13):69. 2008.
  • Cassell, B. Genome-tested bulls may soon reach the market. Hoard's Dairyman 153:474. 2008.
  • Cassell, B.G. Genomic PTA's are coming in 2009. Dairy Pipeline 29(9):1–2. 2008.
    Also published as:
    • The Virginia Dairyman Nov.(4):18–19. 2008.
  • Cassell, B. High-fertility bulls are just a bit different. Hoard's Dairyman 153:283. 2008.
  • Cassell, B. Like schools, genetic evaluations put cows in different classes. Hoard's Dairyman 153:142. 2008.
  • Cassell, B. New fertility evaluations better define sire impact. Hoard's Dairyman 153:542. 2008.
  • Cassell, B. Use genetics to improve calving ease and calf survival. The Virginia Dairyman June(9):24. 2008.
  • Cassell, B. We've made some progress in controlling inbreeding. Hoard's Dairyman 153:231. 2008.
  • Crawley, T. President's corner [daughter pregnancy rate]. Milking Shorthorn Journal 89(6):4. 2008.
  • Dechow, C.D. Is fertility heritable? Hoard's West 10:W-60–W-61. 2008.
  • Dickrell, J. Genomics debut. Dairy Today 23(5):26. 2008.
  • Edlund, D. Usable identification in dairy records. California Dairy 17(5):12. 2008.
  • Genetic evaluation schedule for 2008. Jersey Journal 55(1):60. 2008.
  • Genetic selection for reproduction. Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Newsletter 2(1). 2008.
  • Genomic selection has arrived. Jersey Journal 55(12):18–19, 22. 2008.
  • Good records, good ID needed for progeny testing. Hoard's Dairyman 153:624. 2008.
  • Goodling, R. Genetic selection: A more profitable future generation of cows. Lancaster Farming, Feb. 16:E27. 2008.
  • Goodling, R.C., Jr. Sire conception rate evaluated. Lancaster Farming. Dec. 20:E6, E9. 2008.
  • Hansen, P.J. Genetics can improve fertility. Hoard's Dairyman 153:10. 2008.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. Code busters just made top genetics easier to find. Hoard's Dairyman 153:293. 2008.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. Finding your way through sire proofs. Hoard's Dairyman 153:116. 2008.
  • Holsteins still dominate the national dairy herd. Hoard's Dairyman 153:532. 2008.
  • ICAR session: Genomics to agri-terrorism to visual image analysis. Holstein World 105(8):28–29. 2008.
  • Jersey jargon [genetic-economic indexes]. Jersey Journal 55(2):48. 2008.
  • Jersey jargon [genomic predicted transmitting abilities]. Jersey Journal 55(12):33. 2008.
  • Jersey ranks first among all breeds for productive life in April USDA evaluations. Jersey Journal 55(5):88. 2008.
  • Jersey ranks first among all breeds for productive life in USDA evaluations. Jersey Journal 55(9):84. 2008.
  • Jerseys rank No. 1 for Productive Life among main breeds. Hoard's West 10:W-87. 2008.
  • Lawlor, T. Genomic selection. Holstein Pulse Spring:18–19. 2008.
  • Lawlor, T. Hey, these daughter pregnancy rate (DPR) values are pretty good! Holstein Pulse Winter:10–11. 2008.
  • Lawlor, T. Update on genomic testing. Holstein Pulse Fall:16–17. 2008.
  • Low SCC sires are worth $6,000 to aA 200-cow dairy. Hoard's Dairyman 153:564. 2008.
  • Leuenberger, J. The future of genomic selection. Holstein Pulse Fall:6–7. 2008.
  • Ott, T.L. Dry off dilemma. Lancaster Farming, Jan. 18:E22. 2008.
  • Savage, D. And now to reality: Getting value from genomics. Holstein International 15(9):8–9. 2008.
  • Savage, D. Genomics (marker testing) is arriving … and now for real! Holstein International 15(4):8–9. 2008.
  • Selner, D. A new era of evaluations as arrived. Holstein World 105(5):41. 2008.
  • Selner, D. Is the future genetics or genomics? Holstein World 105(9):38, 40. 2008.
  • Seminars scheduled on calf growth, genomic-based sire evaluations. Jersey Journal 55(2):80. 2008.
  • Smith, M. R. Budget freeze stalls research at USDA's Beltsville campus. The Business Monthly 16(12):1, 10. 2008.
  • Stegink, J. O-Man: Genetic limits not in sight yet. Holstein International 15(11):18–19. 2008.
  • Stevenson, J. We're moving forward on repro issues. Hoard's Dairyman 153:16. 2008.
  • The first cloned bull being commercially marketed [Hoard's has heard …]. Hoard's Dairyman 153:327. 2008.
  • VanRaden, P. Breeds are not equal [Questions from our readers]. Hoard's Dairyman 153:721. 2008.


2007

  • ABS Global. Breed long lasting cows. Technical Services, Dairy Resources, Genetic Management, Jan. 25. Online. 2007.
  • Better productive life. Dairy Today's Elite Producer Nov.:8. 2007.
  • Calf survival added to Lifetime Net Merit score. Frederick News-Post, Mar. 19, p. A-8. 2007.
  • Cassell, B.G. All breed animal model is a major change. Dairy Pipeline 28(5):1. 2007.
    Also published as:
    • The Virginia Dairyman 71(6):17. 2007.
  • Cassell, B.G. DHI notes. The Virginia Dairyman 71(6):20. 2007.
  • Cassell, B.G. Fluorescent snapshots may enhance sire evaluations. Hoard's Dairyman 152:711. 2007.
  • Cassell, B.G. Genetic evaluations will now cross breed barriers. Hoard's Dairyman 152:449. 2007.
  • Cassell, B. Pure or cross, bull proofs fit both mating plans. Hoard's Dairyman 152:636. 2007.
  • Cassell, B.G. Research addresses heifer fertility. Hoard's Dairyman 152:77. 2007.
  • Changes to May Jersey genetic evaluations. Jersey Journal 54(6):40, 42. 2007.
  • DCR reflects milk records' accuracy level. Milking Shorthorn Journal 88(6):24. 2007.
  • Dickrell, J. Proof positives. Dairy Today 22(5):32. 2007.
  • Focus on research: Milking speed in Brown Swiss. International Dairy Topics 6(5):37. 2007.
  • Goodling, R. Merit indexes designed to help breeders. Farmshine 28(37):7. 2007.
  • Hoard's Dairyman staff. DHI somatic cell levels continue to decline. Hoard's Dairyman 152:444.
  • How do breeds compare for calving difficulty? Hoard's Dairyman 152:208. 2007.
  • Jersey continues as first for productive life. Jersey Journal 54(6):42. 2007.
  • Jersey jargon [expected future inbreeding]. Jersey Journal 54(10):26, 33. 2007.
  • Jersey jargon [productive life]. Jersey Journal 54(4):56. 2007.
  • Jersey remains first in industry for productive life. Jersey Journal 54(9):84. 2007.
  • Kendall, D. The soapbox … [multibreed evaluation]. Milking Shorthorn Journal 88(3):4. 2007.
  • King. T. Good genetics and milk production records are key to Caprikorn Farm's success in producing top milking Saanens. Dairy Goat Journal 8(6):16–19. 2007.
  • National Dairy Herd Information Association. DCR reflects milk records' accuracy level. Holstein World 104(12):33. 2007.
  • Norman to be recognized as Guest of Honor. Jersey Journal 54(9):69. 2007.
  • Pritchard, D.E. You can breed for low somatic cell counts. Hoard's Dairyman 152:648–649. 2007
  • Quaife, T. Another piece of the puzzle, when trying to solve fertility problems …. Dairy Herd Management 44(5):20, 22. 2007.
  • Sattler, J. Lifetime Net Merit considers differences among sires in stillbirth rate. Holstein World. Online bonus feature, Jan. 18. 2007.
  • Savage, D. In-breeding: is it the path to disaster? Holstein International 14(9):8–11. 2007.
  • Selner, D. Genetic evaluations—The rest of the story. Holstein World 104(8):52, 54. 2007.
  • Selner, D. New TPI adds more emphasis on health traits. Holstein World 104(6):87–88. 2007.
  • Soapbox …, The [summary of evaluations]. Milking Shorthorn Journal 88(5):4. 2007.
  • Synch programs improve herd repro performance. Hoard's Dairyman 152:164. 2007.
  • What about short dry periods for Jerseys. Hoard's Dairyman 152:332. 2007.


2006

  • An index for stillbirths in the Holstein breed. Hoard's Dairyman 151:146. 2006.
  • Bierma, J. Vitality of calves: Which bloodlines provide perspective? Holstein International 13(9):28–31. 2006.
  • Cassell, B. Changes are in store for productive life. Hoard's Dairyman 151:299. 2006.
  • Cassell, B. Cull difficult calving genes. Hoard's Dairyman 151:644. 2006.
  • Cassell, B. Genetic evaluations for stillbirths in August 2006 proofs. Dairy Pipeline 27(6):1. 2006.
    Also published as:
    • The Virginia Dairyman 70(6):5. 2006.
  • Cassell, B. Net Merit gets a new look this August. Hoard's Dairyman 151:488. 2006.
  • Cassell, B. They're tracking dead calves. Hoard's Dairyman 151:383. 2006.
  • Dickrell, J. Cell counts creep up. Dairy Today 21(6):14. 2006.
  • Dickrell, J. Jerseys lead in longevity. Dairy Today 21(6):27. 2006.
  • Fredenburg, T. Interview with Dr. Duane Norman on genetic requirements for grazing dairy cattle. DairyCast 0020, Dec. 19. 2006.
  • Heifers are calving earlier but breeding back slower. Hoard's Dairyman 151:80. 2006.
  • Jersey jargon [predicted producing ability and yield deviation]. Jersey Journal 53(11):70, 53. 2006.
  • Jersey jargon [predicted transmitting ability]. Jersey Journal 53(12):26. 2006.
  • Lawlor, T. Where are we headed? Listen to what the cows are saying. Holstein Pulse Summer:16–17. 2006.
  • Net Merit gets new look this August. 2006. Genetic Trends 53(3):6. 2006.
  • New ways of finding top A.I. bulls. 2006. Hoard's Dairyman 151:788. 2006.
  • Selner, D. What changes were made to genetic evaluations. Holstein World 103(9):25. 2006.
  • Time is right to aggressively sample young sires. Jersey Journal 53(5):58–59. 2006.
  • Vance, J. Genome-enhanced selection could replace dairy bull progeny testing. Brownfield Ag News for America, Aug. 31. Online. 2006.
  • VanRaden, P. Letters about … calf survival (1). Holstein International 13(11):42. 2006.
  • VanRaden, P., Dematwewa, M., Pearson, R., and Tooker, M. Productive life credits for cows revised. California Dairy. 15(9):18. 2006.
  • When was your calf born? Hoard's Dairyman 151:366. 2006.
  • Which American total index would you choose: TPI or NM? 2006. Holstein International 13(11):18–21. 2006.


2005

  • 60-Day dry period still most common in U.S. Holsteins. Hoard’s Dairyman 150(7):260. 2005.
  • ABS profit power and trait definitions. Breeders Journal 18(4):4–5. 2005.
  • Base change [Items of Importance]. The Red Bloodlines 78(Jan.):4. 2005.
  • Coburn, A. Crossbreeding: is it the dairyman's next magic pill? Holstein World 102(6):86, 88. 2005.
  • Cows need to be bred more quickly after calving. Hoard's Dairyman 150:656. 2005.
  • Dickrell, J. U.S. genetic base changes in February. Dairy Today 20(1):18. 2005.
  • Genetic base is implemented for yield. ADGA Genetics. Online. 2005.
  • Faust, M. Answering the million dollar questions about genetic traits [part 1]. Breeders Journal 18(2):2, 4. 2005.
  • Faust, M. Answering the million dollar questions about genetic traits [part 2]. Breeders Journal 18(3):2–4. 2005.
  • Kendall, D. Thoughts from the Secretary. Brown Swiss Bulletin 84(1):4. 2005.
  • Meland, O. What changes took place in the February 2005 summary? Genetic Trends 57(1):4–5. 2005.
  • National sire evaluations are more reliable than regional. Hoard’s Dairyman 150(5):164. 2005.
  • Powell, R.L. Types of genetic bases. Jersey Journal 52(1):80. 2005.
  • Pritchard, D.E. Somatic cell counts continue to decline in DHI herds. Hoard's Dairyman 150:792. 2005.
  • PTA values to change with genetic base update. Jersey Journal 52(1):80. 2005.
  • Savage, D. Getting them sampled accurately. Holstein International 12(10):16–19. 2005.
  • Sattler, C. Adjust your selection standards in 2005. Selections Jan.:3. 2005.
  • Selner, D. A new genetic report card and more improvements. Holstein World 102(1):86. 2005.
  • Simon, L. Fertility and reproduction: Can genetics make a difference? Horizons 11(3):18. 2005.
  • Somatic cell count levels dropped last year. Hoard's Dairyman 150:631. 2005.
  • Somatic cell testing doesn't guarantee better milk quality. Hoard’s Dairyman 150(6):216. 2005.
  • Updating the genetic base. Brown Swiss Bulletin 84(1):6, 12 2005..
  • VanRaden, P.M., and Tooker, M.E. Genetic base change in February. California Dairy 14(1):18. 2005.
  • Weigel, K. Productive life builds long-lasting cows. Hoard's Dairyman 150:772. 2005.


2004

  • Are we sampling too many bulls? Holstein International 11(11):8–9. 2004.
  • Bentley, S. Dairy form: What form is most functional and profitable? Breeders Journal 17(1):1. 2004.
  • Cassell, B. February's base change highlights genetic progress. Hoard's Dairyman 149(20):786-787. 2004.
  • Cassell, B. Genetic base to change in February 2005. Dairy Pipeline 25/26(12/1):3–4. 2004.
    Also published as:
    • The Virginia Dairyman 68(11):7, 9. 2004.
  • Cassell, B.G. Herd life is an important trait to most dairy producers. Dairy Pipeline 25(6):1. 2004.
    Also published as:
    • The Virginia Dairyman 68(6):12. 2004.
  • Cassell, B. It takes science to turn records into proofs. Hoard's Dairyman 149(12):453. 2004.
  • Cassell, B. We can change lowly heritable traits. Hoard's Dairyman 149(4):152. 2004.
  • Clones show small difference from full siblings. Hoard's Dairyman 149(8):288. 2004.
  • Dickrell, J. More milk, more losses. Dairy Today 20(8):30. 2004.
  • Dickrell, J. Optimal dry period. Dairy Today 20(8):25. 2004.
  • Evaluating the evaluations [editorial]. Jersey Journal 51(12):17. 2004.
  • Jersey Productive Life leads U.S. dairy industry. Jersey Journal 51(8):45. 2004.
  • Kendall, D. Thoughts from the Secretary. Brown Swiss Bulletin 83(11):4. 2004.
  • Lawlor, T. Superior Holstein genetics: The facts about crossbreeding. Holstein Pulse Spring:10–11, 13. 2004.
  • Milk somatic cell levels are holding steady. Hoard's Dairyman 149(7):268. 2004.
  • Overton, M.W. Economic advantages of A.I. use on dairies. Breeders Journal 17(1):6–7, 9. 2004.
  • Sattler, C. Genetic evaluations for health and fertility traits—helpful but handle with care. Selections Fall:12–13. 2004.
  • Schnell, S. Genetic prediction: all the bulls will go down! Horizons 10(4):8–9. 2004.
  • Starkenburg, R. Dairy form: Is too much a bad thing? Milking Shorthorn Journal 85(6):18. 2004.
  • Visser, R. Lifetime net merit index reflects your breeding goals. Horizons 10(1):20–21. 2004.
  • Wesseldijk, B. Secondary traits make up 26% of breeding goal. Holstein International 11(6):8–11. 2004.
  • You can rely on Interbull proofs for foreign bulls. Hoard's Dairyman 149(17):624. 2004.
  • Zwald, N. We can breed healthier cows. Hoard's Dairyman 149(11):394. 2004.
    Also published as:
    • Alta Genetics News, June 23. Online. 2004.


2003

  • ABS Dairy Product Management. How to interpret Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR). Breeders Journal 17(2):7. 2003.
  • Barrett, J. International bulls share spotlight. Holstein World 100(3):35, 40. 2003.
  • Barrett, J. The August run–stable proofs, new net merit. Holstein World 100(9):93, 96. 2003.
  • Cassell, B. Genetic control of fertility a hot topic in Phoenix. Hoard's Dairyman 148(14):531. 2003.
  • Cassell, B. New bull proofs for daughter fertility are here. Hoard's Dairyman 148(4):152–153. 2003.
  • Cassell, B. Reproduction, calving traits make Net Merit more valuable. Hoard's Dairyman 148(16):614. 2003.
  • Cassell, B. Understanding the new traits in Net Merit. Dairy Pipeline 24(12):1–2. 2003.
    Also published as:
    • The Virginia Dairyman 67(12):12. 2003.
  • Daughter pregnancy rate PTA to be released. Guernsey Breeders Journal 172(1):12. 2003.
  • Daughter pregnancy rates. Selections Summer:7. 2003.
  • Dairy industry key to unlocking more secrets to bovine genome. Dairy Herd Management 40(3):4. 2003.
  • Dickrell, J. Daughter pregnancy rates. Dairy Today 19(4):14. 2003.
  • Freeman, G., and Healey, M. How are we doing genetically? Hoard's Dairyman 148(10):375. 2003.
  • Net merit formula improved for August proofs. Jersey Journal 50(8):64. 2003.
  • Schnell, S. Daughter pregnancy rating Q&A. Horizons 9(1):6. 2003.
  • Schnell, S. New formula makes lifetime net merit better than ever. Horizons 9(4):6-7. 2003.
  • Selner, D. Focusing on fertility. Holstein World 100(4):32, 36. 2003.
  • Simon, L. Sorting cows. Horizons 9(5):14. 2003.
  • Stultz, J. Production information contributes to dairy goat breeding programs. Dairy Goat Journal 81(6):35. 2003.
  • VerBoort, B. Wild and crazy data. California Dairy Herd Improvement 12(10):6, 10. 2003.
  • Zwald, N. What exactly is daughter pregnancy rate? Hoard's Dairyman 148(17):660. 2003.


2002

  • 3X adjustments working. Holstein World 99(12):12. 2002.
  • Bernick, D. Probing productive life's questions. Holstein World 99(10):6. 2002.
  • Cassell, B. Is it time to select for disease resistance? Hoard's Dairyman 147(18):716–717. 2002.
  • Cassell, B. More genetic information on female fertility is on the way. Dairy Pipeline 23(10). 2002.
    Also published as:
    • The Virginia Dairyman 66(10):19. 2002.
  • Cassell, B. We need accurate I.D.s on crossbreds. Hoard's Dairyman 147(10):393. 2002.
  • Cassell, B. What longevity traits should you select? Hoard's Dairyman 147(6):244. 2002.
  • Dickrell, J. DairyTalk: Don't quit on quality. Dairy Today 18(5):40. 2002.
  • Female fertility evaluations. Alta Genetics News, Dec. 13. Online. 2002.
  • Genetic evaluations for fertility of cows. National DHIA/QCS 4(4):1. 2002.
  • Holstein clone performance is slightly above average. Hoard's Dairyman 147(9):352. 2002.
  • How does young sire sampling measure up? Hoard's Dairyman 147(14):551. 2002.
  • Misidentified sires lead to inaccuracy of proofs. Hoard's Dairyman 147(1):8. 2002.
  • Mohr, P. USDA to publish female fertility data. Dairy Today 18(10):24. 2002.
  • Powell, R.L. Genética e inseminação artificial [Genetics and artificial insemination]. Taurus 4(14):30, 32. 2002.
  • Pritchard, D.E. Why are cell counts going higher? Hoard's Dairyman 147(18):704. 2002.
  • Somatic cell counts continue to rise. Hoard's Dairyman 147(8):342. 2002.
  • VerBoort, B. USDA to introduce pregnancy rate index. California Dairy 11(9):3, 14. 2002.
  • Weigel, K. Daughter and service sire calving ease: There's new help to avoid calving problems. Hoard's Dairyman 147:553. 2002.
    Also published as:
    • Breeders Journal 16(3):8–9. 2002.
  • Weigel, K. Zero in on the information you really need. Hoard's Dairyman 147(5):182. 2002.


2001

  • Cassell, B. Make somatic cell score proofs work. Hoard's Dairyman 146(18):701. 2001.
  • Norman, H.D. The genetic challenge: will Jersey breeders meet it? Jersey Journal 48(2):18–19. 2001.
  • Unbiased "S" bulls. Dairy Today 17(9):29. 2001.
  • When was that show calf really born? Hoard's Dairyman 146(16):602. 2001.


2000

  • Hansen, L., Powell, R., Sieber, M., and Casanova, D. Aqui, alla y en todas partes. Infortambo 134:92–94. 2000.
  • Powell, R.L., Sieber, M., and Hubbard, S. Los cambios de base. Infortambo 137:2–4. 2000.
  • VanRaden, P.M., and Powell, R.L. True protein's impact on USDA evaluations. California Dairy 9(7):20–21:2000.


1999

  • Powell, R., Sieber, M., and Hubbard S. What NOT to look for in advertisements for genetics. Holstein Journal 61(12):70, 72. 1999.
    Also published as:
  • Wiggans, G.R., and Hubbard, S.M. Genetic evaluation of yield and conformation traits of dairy goats. Amer. Dairy Goat Assn. News and Events, 2nd quarter, p. 11. 1999.


1998

  • Anderson, C. Service aims to find best. Star Beacon, Mar. 9, p. CS. 1998.
  • Gengler, N., et al. Genetic evaluations for color breeds. Guernsey Breeders' Journal, Mar., p. 144. 1998.
  • Powell, R.L. Frequency of genetic evaluations: Two times per year vs 4 times per year. Red Bloodlines 21(Mar.):12. 1998.
  • Sieber, M., Powell, R.L., and Hubbard, S. Como converter corretamente as provas para o pta americano. ImagemRural 6(56):17–19. 1998.
    Also published as:
    • Buscando la forma correcta para convertir a HPT U.S.A.? Accelerated Genetics Novedades de Genéticos 6(1):1, 4–5, 1999.
    • Estas buscando la forma correcta de convertir las pruebas de otoros paises al PTA de los EE UU. Nuestro Holando. 1999.


1997

  • Miller, R.H., Ashwell, M.S., and VanRaden, P.M. Genetic "markers" could guide our breeding. Hoard's Dairyman 142(5):195. 1997.
  • Powell, R.L. Heterogeneous variance adjustment (is it fair?). California Dairy 6(8). 1997.

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