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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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About the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory

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The Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) discovers and develops improved methods for the genetic and genomic evaluation of economically important traits of dairy animals.


The AIPL staff includes research geneticists, support scientists, computer programmers, and administrative support personnel. Find individual staff members in People.

Current research

"Improving Genetic Predictions in Dairy Animals Using Phenotypic and Genomic Information" is AIPL's major appropriated research project. Related projects are made possible through cooperative agreements and trusts with industry partners. Find documentation of individual projects in Research.  


History pages include information about the history of USDA dairy evaluations, dairy evaluations in the United States, and past AIPL staff.

Last Modified: 8/20/2013
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