CDCB Announces Service Fees for Genomic Evaluations

CDCB Announces Service Fees for Genomic Evaluations

The fee schedule for genomic evaluations was released March 22 by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB), which has taken over the task of providing genetic evaluations from the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, USDA.CDCB fees are charged in addition to the initial cost of animal genotyping and cover the ongoing expenses of calculating and distributing monthly genomic evaluations and official summaries published three times each year, in April, August and December. Fees are determined by the DHI herd code or country of origin, and are lowest for owners providing the most data or information of greatest value to the CDCB Cooperator Database.

All owners will pay genomic evaluation fees for genotyped bulls. An additional fee will not be assessed for the majority of genotyped females.All required female fees and initial male fees will be collected by the nominator (the American Jersey Cattle Association is an approved nominator). These fees are charged only for the first genotype submitted for each animal.For the initial fee, genotyped U.S. males will receive a genomic evaluation monthly, but will not be on any lists past 15 months of age unless the A.I. service fee is paid. Foreign genotyped males will receive evaluations monthly up through 15 months of age, after which the A.I. service fee must be paid to obtain additional genomic predictions.

CDCB fee schedule for Genomic Evaluation

Additional rules apply to obtaining genomic predictions for bulls from which semen is collected and used. For complete fee schedule and details, visit the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding website, Genotyping services available through the American Jersey Cattle Association include:

• the low-density GGP 8K test, priced at $38 per animal in REAP herds and $48 per animal for all others, plus required female fee or initial male fee;

• the GGP 80K test, successor to the 50K chip, for $100 per animal in REAP herds and $115 per animal for all others, plus required female fee or initial male fee; and

• optional add-on tests for BVD-PI, horned/polled gene, and casein A2, fees determined by when tests are requested and processed.

Order genotyping services by calling 614/322-4482, by email, or online. Please note: Online ordering is not available for male genotyping.