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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: The National Dairy Genetic Evaluation Program Project Number: 1245-31000-101-01
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: Jan 01, 2010
End Date: Dec 30, 2012

Objective:
To maintain a high standard of integrity in data collection systems providing data for the National Dairy Genetic Evaluation Program (GEP) database; to provide data to AIPL for use in research and education, including the development of effective procedures for estimating the genetic merit of dairy animals; to provide data and summaries of information to research and extension personnel, and to others for educational purposes as appropriate; to improve the genetic merit and production efficiency of U.S. dairy cattle; and to enhance the world market competitiveness of the U.S. dairy industry.

Approach:
It will be the responsibility of both parties to ensure the integrity of the data submitted by the Cooperators for inclusion in the GEP datatbase and to maintain the credibility of the GEP by establishing quality standards for data submitted to the GEP.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014
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