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2024

Interbull Annual Meeting, Bled, Slovenia, May 2024
VanRaden, Paul. Breeding programs compared across countries, continents, and breeds

2024 Arthur B. Chapman Lecturer in Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Wisconsin, April 2024
VanRaden, Paul. Improving progress across generations of cows, farmers, and scientists. [Recorded talk]. AB Chapman Lecture. 
VanRaden, Paul. Animal breeding lessons and skills are useful across many decades. Animal Science Lecture.

Transforming Agriculture Webinar Series, April 2024 
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic tools for animal breeding

2023

Interbull Annual Meeting, Lyon, France, August 2023
VanRaden, Paul. Modeling identical animals and clones in genetic evaluations
VanRaden, Paul. Validation Working Group report

ADSA Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, June 2023
Al-Khudhair, Ahmed. Haplotype inheritance and livability of recumbent Holstein calves [poster presentation]
O’Connell, Jeffrey. Imputed gene tests for all animals
VanRaden, Paul. Combined effects of milking intervals and frequencies

2022

VanRaden, Paul. 100 year celebration of A matrix (Sewall Wright)

12th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, July 2022
VanRaden, Paul. Recent advances and future needs in genotype imputationDownload slides w/audio

ADSA Virtual Meeting, June 2022
Null, Dan. Improved, expanded, and automated ancestor discovery [poster presentation]. Download w/audio
Toghiani, Sajjad. Phenotypic and genotypic impact of milk components and bodyweight composite on dry matter intake. Download slides w/audio
VanRaden, Paul. Flexible testing and use of milk-only records

2021

SCC-084 Multistate Meeting, October 2021
Miles, Asha. USDA AGIL Station Report

NDHIA Board Meeting, August 2021
Miles, Asha. USDA AGIL research updates: Improving dairy animals by increasing accuracy of genomic prediction, evaluating new traits, and redefining selection goals [Updated version from December 2021 NDHIA Board Meeting]

ADSA Virtual Meeting, July 2021
Al-Khudhair, Ahmed. Inheritance of a mutation causing Jersey neuropathy with splayed forelimbs. Download slides w/audio
Nani, Juan. Accounting for X chromosome and allele frequencies in genomic inbreeding estimation. Download slides w/video
Neupane, Mahesh. Genetic and genomic evaluation of late term abortion recorded through Dairy Herd Improvement test plans. Download slides w/audio
Toghiani, Sajjad. Phenotypic and genotypic impact of milk components and body weight composite on dry matter intake [not presented because of a technical error]. Abstract

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding "Deep Dive into Net Merit 2021" webinar, June 2021
VanRaden, Paul. 2021 revision of the net merit index

Interbull Annual Meeting, April 2021
Biffani, Stefano. Improving the model for genetic evaluation of calving traits in the US Holstein and Brown Swiss 
Burchard, Javier. Improving dairy feed efficiency, sustainability, and profitability by impacting farmer's breeding and culling decisions 
Cesarani, Alberto. Multi-breed genomic evaluation for dairy cattle in the US using single-step GBLUP
Lourenco, Daniela. Single-step genomic predictions for yield traits in US Holsteins with UPG and phenotype-pedigree truncation
Mota, Rodrigo. Use of international clinical mastitis as independent trait in the USA evaluation system 
Parker Gaddis, Kristen. Implementation of Feed Saved evaluations in the U.S. 
Toghiani, Sajjad. National index correlations and expected vs. actual use of foreign sires 
VanRaden, Paul. Improved genomic validation with extra regressions Download slides w/audio
Wiggans, George. Genomic evaluation of crossbred dairy cattle in the United States

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council webinar, March 2021
Cole, John. Dairy cattle fertility after 12 years of genomic selection: Lessons learned, current applications, and future development [originally presented at November 2020 DCRC annual meeting]

2020

71st Annual Meeting of European Federation of Animal Science, Virtual Meeting, December 2020
Cole, John. Truncation of IFT80 causes early embryonic loss in cattleDownload slides w/audio
Cole, John. How to implement genomic selection. Download slides w/audio

2020 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Annual Meeting, November 2020
Cole, John. Dairy cattle fertility after 12 years of genomic selection: Lessons learned, current applications, and future development
[VIEW updated version from March 2021 DCRC webinar]

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Dairy Industry webinar, November 2020
VanRaden, Paul. Calculation and use of genetic evaluations for feed saved. Download slides w/audio

CGIL Seminar Presentation, Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, October 2020
Cole, John. Truncation of IFT80 causes early embryonic loss in cattle

2020 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show, July 2020
Cole, John. Opportunities and challenges from deep-phenotyping of dairy cattle

Calving Traits Webinar, Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding, July 2020
Cole, John. A labor of love: Making the calving traits easier to bear

ADSA Virtual Meeting, June 2020
Al-Khudhair, Ahmed. Imputation and investigation of sequence genotypes for 6,735,530 variants of 39,048 Holsteins. Download slides w/audio
Nani, Juan. Methods to implement ancestor discovery in the US dairy cattle database. Download slides w/audio
Neupane, Mahesh. Genomic evaluation of dairy heifer livability. Download slides w/audio
Null, Dan. Quality control to improve properties of sequence genotypes from different sources [poster presentation] 
VanRaden, Paul. New traits and economic updates for the net merit index [not presented because of a technical error] | Abstract. Download slides w/audio

National DHIA 55th Annual Meeting, March 2020
Cole, John. Current Research at AGIL, February 2020

Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University, February 2020
Cole, John. Identification, validation, and management of Mendelian traits in livestock breeding programs

Holstein Association USA, Genetic Advancement Committee Meeting, January 2020
Cole, John. Current Research at AGIL, January 2020

Plant and Animal Genome Conference, January 2020
Cole, John. Identification, validation, and management of Mendelian traits in livestock breeding programs 
Cole, John. The new USDA blueprint for animal genome research 2018–2027: A quantitative geneticist’s perspective
 

2019

World Dairy Expo, October 2019
VanRaden, Paul. Preview of genetic evaluations for feed efficiency (and other traits)

Breed Improvement Committee, American Angus Association, September 2019
Cole, John. Haplotype tests for recessive disorders that affect fertility and other traits in dairy cattle 

National Genetics Conference, June 2019
Cole, John. Pros and cons of hitchhiking: The truth about inbreeding in dairy cattle
Weigel, Kent. Hay burners versus hay converters (a.k.a. feed efficiency)

ADSA Meeting, June 2019
Li, Bingjie. Genomic prediction and marker selection using high-density genotypes from 5 dairy breeds 
VanRaden, Paul. How to implement genomic selection 
Wiggans, George. Genomic predictions using more markers and gene tests 

Interbull Annual Meeting, June 2019
Jiang, Jicai. A scalable Bayesian mixed model approach for GWAS and genomic prediction 
Null, Dan. Using the new ARS-UCD1 reference map in US genomic predictions 

World Guernsey Conference, June 2019
Cole, John. Opportunities for genetic change in small breeds 

FONAHolstein, May 2019
Cole, John. The future of genomic evaluations of Holstein cattle 

Great Challenges to Science Workshop: How biotechnology can vanish world hunger, April 2019
Cole, John. How does biotechnology drive change in the dairy sector? 

National Dairy Herd Information Association Annual Meeting, February 2019
Cole, John. Everything you need to know about gene editing … in 25 minutes or less! 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Industry Meeting, February 2019
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic selection: Achievements in the last decade and plans for the next. Download slides w/audio

2018

World Dairy Expo, October 2018
VanRaden, Paul. Improved genomic selection for health and other traits 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Industry Meeting, October 2018
VanRaden, Paul. What is cooking at AGIL? 

Interbull Technical Workshop, August 2018
Dürr, João. Variance adjustments and Mendelian sampling tests 

Responsible Use of Gene Editing Steering Committee Meeting, Food Marketing Institute, July 2018
Cole, John. Landscape of breeding in food and agriculture – from conventional to gene editing 

ADSA Meeting, June 2018
Bradford, Heather. Modeling uncertain paternity to address differential pedigree accuracy 
Cole, John. Identification of genomic regions associated with resistance to clinical mastitis in U.S. Holstein cattle 
Hutchison, Jana. Methods to compute reliabilities for genomic predictions of feed intake 
Masuda, Yataka. Genomic predictability of single-step GBLUP for production traits in US Holstein 
Null, Dan. Potential benefits from using a new reference map in genomic prediction 
VanRaden, Paul. Multitrait modeling of first vs. later parities for US yield, somatic cell score, and fertility traits 

Interbull Annual Meeting, February 2018
VanRaden, Paul. Validation of genomic reliability and gains from phenotypic updates 
Wiggans, George. Methods for discovering and validating relationships among genotyped animals 

11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, February 2018
O'Connell, Jeff. Predicting which variants genotype well with array vs. sequence data 
VanRaden, Paul. Including feed intake data from U.S. Holsteins in genomic prediction

2017

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Industry Meeting, October 2017
Cole, John. How selection for better health impacts dairy profitability 
Tooker, Mel. Validation of genomic predictions and genomic reliability 
VanRaden, Paul. AGIL research progress

EAAP Meeting, August 2017
Cole, John. Management of Mendelian traits in breeding programs by gene editing 

Interbull Meeting, August 2017
Cole, John. Development of genomic evaluations for direct measures of health in U.S. Holsteins and their correlations with fitness traits 
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic tools to improve progress and preserve variation for future generations 

American Society of Animal Science Meeting, July 2017
Cole, John. A dairy calf DNA biobank for the discovery of new recessive genetic disorders [poster presentation] 
VanRaden, Paul. Ability to genotype differing variants with arrays vs. whole genome sequencing 

ADSA Meeting, June 2017
Cole, John. Possibilities in an age of genomics: The future of the breeding index 
Hutchison, Jana. Bull fertility evaluations for Angus service sires bred to Holstein cows [poster presentation] 
Masuda, Yataka. Genetic trends from single-step GBLUP and traditional BLUP for production traits in US Holstein
Null, Dan. Discovery of a haplotype affecting fertility in Ayrshire dairy cattle and identification of a putative causal variant 
Tooker, Mel. Genomic predictions for crossbreds from all-breed data 
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic evaluation of gestation length as a trait of the service sire [poster presentation] 
VanRaden, Paul. Preliminary genomic predictions of feed saved for 1.4 million Holsteins 

Symposium on Genetic and Genomic Selection in Dairy Cattle, May 2017
Cole, John. Improving production efficiency through genetic selection 
Cole, John. Genetic improvement programs for U.S. dairy cattle 
Cole, John. The role of phenotyping in dairy cattle improvement in the genomic era
Cole, John. Genomic selection for traits other than production in dairy cattle 

Interbull Workshop, February 2017
VanRaden, Paul. Tests of single-step GBLUP for production traits in US Holsteins

2016

ICAR Meeting, October 2016
Cole, John. Updated guidelines for the recording, evaluation, and genetic improvement of udder health in dairy cattle 

Interbull Annual Meeting, October 2016
O'Connell, Jeff. Selection of sequence variants to improve dairy cattle genomic predictions 
VanRaden, Paul. Value of selecting for cow and calf livability 

18° Congresso Estadual de Medicina Veterinaria e 1° Encontro de Buiatria do CONESUL, October 2016
Cole, John. Strategies for managing genetic disorders in dairy cattle

Universidade de Passo Fundo, October 2016
Cole, John. Genetic and genomic improvement of US dairy cattle 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Industry Meeting, October 2016
Bickhart, Derek. What farmers should expect from the use of full sequencing data 
Norman, Duane. Cow livability evaluation and heifer livability research 
VanRaden, Paul. AGIL technical report 

Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit, September 2016
Cole, John. Management of many recessive disorders in a dairy cattle population using gene editing and sequential mate allocation [poster presentation]

Genomic Prediction Workshop, University of Florida, August 2016
VanRaden, Paul. Rapid growth of genomic prediction in dairy cattle 

Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, August 2016
Cole, John. Managing many recessive disorders in a dairy cattle breeding program using gene editing 

Department of Animal Sciences Seminar, University of Florida, August 2016
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic improvement for fertility, livability, and heat stress 

ADSA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2016
Cole, John. Use of a threshold animal model to estimate calving ease and stillbirth (co)variance components for US Holsteins
Hutchison, Jana. Sexed-semen usage for Holstein AI in the United States [poster presentation]
Tooker, Mel. Selection of sequence variants to improve dairy cattle genomic predictions 
VanRaden, Paul. Identifying and Calling Insertions, Deletions, and Single-Base Mutations Efficiently from Sequence Data 
Wiggans, George. Strategy for incorporating newly discovered causative genetic variants into genomic evaluations 
Wright, Jan. Genetic evaluation of dairy cow livability [poster presentation]

NAAB Korean Delegation, July 2016
VanRaden, Paul. Selection of young animals using genomic evaluations 

Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 2016
Cole, John. The role of phenotyping in dairy cattle improvement in the genomic era 

Large Dairy Herd Management Conference, May 2016
Cole, John. Improving production efficiency through genetic selection 

University of Maryland Statistical Genomics (BIOM688E) Seminar, May 2016
Wiggans, George. US genomic evaluation system

University of Maryland Statistical Genomics (BIOM688E) Seminar, April 2016
VanRaden, Paul. Computation of large-scale genomic evaluations 

University of Maryland Statistical Genomics (BIOM688E) Seminar, March 2016
Bickhart, Derek. Reference genome assemblies and the technology behind them 
Bickhart, Derek. The basics of reference genomes and genetic features 

Select Sires Sire Committee Meeting, March 2016
VanRaden, Paul. Current and future evaluation changes 

National DHIA Annual Meeting, March 2016
Cole, John. 2016 AGIL report
Cole, John. What direction should US dairy research take in the future?

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Board Meeting, February 2016
Wiggans, George. Cow livability evaluations

Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference, January 2016
VanRaden, Paul. Fast single-pass alignment and variant calling using sequencing data

2015

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), ARPAS-DC Meeting, December 2015
Wiggans, George. Animal Improvement Program (AIP) 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Industry Meeting, September 2015
Connor, Erin. USDA-ARS research portfolio and perspectives for dairy cattle breeding 
VanRaden, Paul. History of genomic evaluations in The United States 
Wiggans, George. AGIL technical report

ARS Big Data Workshop, July 2015
Wiggans, George. Big data in support of genetic improvement of dairy cattle

ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, August 2015
Cole, John. Genome-wide association study of fertility traits in dairy cattle using high-density single nucleotide polymorphism marker panels 
Cooper, Tabatha. Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and population structure of North American, English and Island Guernsey dairy cattle [poster presentation] 
Hutchison, Jana. Animal selection for whole-genome sequencing by quantifying the unique contribution of homozygous haplotypes sequenced [poster presentation] 
Null, Dan. Assignment of polled status using single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes and predicted gene content 
VanRaden, Paul. Practical implications for genetic modeling in the genomics era 
Wiggans, George. Effect of increasing the number of SNP from 60,000 to 85,000 in genomic evaluation of Holsteins 
Wright, Jan. Genetic interactions for heat stress and herd yield level: predicting foreign genetic merit from domestic data [poster presentation]

Interbull Annual Meeting, August 2015
Cooper, Tabatha. Genomic evaluations and breed composition for crossbred U.S. dairy cattle 
O'Connell, Jeff. Strategies to choose from millions of imputed sequence variants 
Tooker, Mel. Comparison of domestic and foreign genotypes by country and continent 
Wiggans, George. Revisiting the "a posteriori" granddaughter design

XX Congresso Internacional ANEMBE de Medicina Bovina, May 2015
Cole, John. What should you expect from genomic selection?
Cole, John. Genomic selection for traits other than production in dairy cattle 

NAAB Turkish Visitors Conference, May 2015
Wiggans, George. Animal Improvement Program

Final OptiMIR Scientific and Expert Meeting, April 2015
Cole, John. Using genotypes to construct phenotypes for dairy cattle breeding programs and beyond 

CRV, April 2015
Cole, John. Genomic improvement programs for US dairy cattle

National DHIA Annual Meeting, March 2015
Cole, John. 2015 AGIL report 
Cole, John. If we would see further than others: Research & technology today and tomorrow 

Herd '15 Biannual Meeting, March 2015
VanRaden, Paul. How genomics and collaboration produce results that may surprise us 
VanRaden, Paul. Why genetic progress requires continually improving methods

Cornell University, ANSC 3310 Seminar, March 2015
Wiggans, George. US genomic evaluation system 

Genetics in the Age of Genomics, March 2015
Wiggans, George. Genomics and where it can take us [AUDIO]

Interbull Technical Workshop and Industry Meeting, February 2015
VanRaden, Paul. Monitoring U.S. genetic evaluations for the influence of genomic pre-selection

Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference, January 2015
Bickhart, Derek. Comparative structural genomics in buffalo using the cattle reference genome 
Bickhart, Derek. The use of PacBio and Hi-C data in de novo assembly of the goat genome

British Cattle Conference, January 2015
Wiggans, George. Genomics and where it can take us [SLIDES W/AUDIO, coming soon]

SRUC Seminar, January 2015
Wiggans, George. US genomic evaluation system

2014

AGIL Meeting with BARC and NEA Management, November 2014
AGIL. Research of the Animal Improvement Program 

Embrapa Gado de Leite, September 2014
Cole, John. Genetic improvement programs for US dairy cattle

Universidade Federal de Vicosa, September 2014
Cole, John. Using genotyping and whole-genome sequencing to identify causal variants associated with complex phenotypes 

10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 2014
Bickhart, Derek. Using the whole read: Structural variation detection with RPSR 
Cole, John. The hunt for a functional mutation affecting conformation and calving traits on chromosome 18 in Holstein cattle 
Cooper, Tabatha. Including cow information in genomic prediction of Holstein dairy cattle in the US [poster presentation] 
Sun, Chuanyu. Increasing predictive ability using dominance in genomic selection 
VanRaden, Paul. Fast imputation using medium- or low-coverage sequence data 
Wiggans, George. Increasing the number of SNPs used in genomic evaluations of dairy cattle 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Meeting, August 2014
Cole, John. An updated version of lifetime net merit incorporating additional fertility traits and new economic values 
Cooper, Tabatha. Analysis of genomic predictor population 
Sun, Chuanyu. Genomic relationships for mating programs 
VanRaden, Paul. Use of new multi-trait, all-breed genetic evaluation software 
Wiggans, George. Immediate evaluations and new chips 

ADSA – ASAS – CSAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2014
Cole, John. An updated version of lifetime net merit incorporating additional fertility traits and new economic values 
Wiggans, George. Calculation and delivery of US genomic evaluations for dairy cattle 
Wright, Jan. Multi-trait, multi-breed conception rate evaluation [poster presentation] 

ICAR / Interbull Meeting, May 2014
Cole, John. Phenotypes for novel functional traits of dairy cattle 
Norman, Duane. Selection changes in the United States due to genomics 
VanRaden, Paul. Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation

BARC Poster Day, April 2014
Sun, Chuanyu. An efficient method of generating whole genome sequence for thousands of bulls 

National DHIA Annual Meeting, March 2014
Cole, John. AIPL report 
Cole, John. Health and fitness data – what might be possible for dairy cattle?

Advancing Dairy Cattle Genetics: Genomics and Beyond, February 2014
VanRaden, Paul. Impact of genomics on genetic improvement 

Plant and Animal Geonome XXII Conference, January 2014
Cole, John. Candidate causative mutation on BTA18 associated with calving and conformation traits in Holstein bulls [poster presentation]

2013

China Emerging Markets Program Seminar, October 2013
Wiggans, George. Current status of genomic evaluation for U.S. dairy cattle

Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, October 2013
Cole, John. New tools for genomic selection in dairy cattle 

5th International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics, September 2013
Cole, John. Genomic evaluation of low-heritability traits: dairy cattle health as a model [poster presentation] 
Cole, John. New applications of genomic technology in the US dairy industry 

Japanese Genomics Tour, September 2013
Wiggans, George. Genomic evaluations in the United States 

Interbull Annual Meeting, August 2013
Sun, Chuanyu. Increasing long term response by selecting for favorable minor alleles 
VanRaden, Paul. Measuring genomic pre-selection in theory and in practice 

Scientific Leadership RL Meeting, August 2013
Wiggans, George. Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory 

ADSA – ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2013
Bickhart, Derek. Tools to exploit sequence data to find new markers and disease loci in cattle 
Cooper, Tabatha. Genomic evaluation of Ayrshire dairy cattle and new haplotypes affecting fertility and stillbirth in Holstein, Brown Swiss, and Ayrshire breeds [poster presentation] 
Hutchison, Jana. Optimal age at first calving for U.S. dairy cattle [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Trends in noncompliance with milk quality standards for Dairy Herd Improvement herds in the United States [poster presentation] 
Sonstegard, Tad. Genomic divergence of indicine and taurine cattle identified through high-density SNP genotyping 
Sun, Chuanyu. Mating programs including genomic relationships and dominance effects 
Wiggans, George. Using 90,113 single nucleotide polymorphisms in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle 

Keygene, May 2013
Cole, John. Genomic selection and systems biology – lessons from dairy cattle breeding 

2013 ICAR Health Data Conference, May 2013
Cole, John. Genomic evaluation of dairy cattle health 

Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, May 2013
Cole, John. Use of NGS to identify the causal variant associated with a complex phenotyp

SRUC, April 2013
Wiggans, George. Algorithms and genotype densities 
Wiggans, George. Imputation 

UMD Animal Science Seminar, April 2013
VanRaden, Paul. Computation of large-scale genomic evaluations 
VanRaden, Paul. Global Impact of genomic selection in dairy cattle 
Wiggans, George. Genetic improvement program for dairy cattle 

BARC Poster Day, April 2013
Bickhart, Derek. Open source tools to exploit DNA sequence data from livestock species [poster presentation] 
Sun, Chuanyu. Mating programs including genomic relationships and dominance effects [poster presentation] 

National DHIA Annual Meeting, March 2013
Cole, John. Opportunities for genetic improvement of health and fitness traits 

ARS Big Data Computing Workshop, February 2013
Wiggans, George. Big data in support of genetic improvement of dairy cattle 

Italian Holstein Association Breeders Meeting, February 2013
Cole, John. The use and economic value of genomic testing for calves on dairy farms. Uso e valore economico dei test genomici in azienda [in Italian]

2012

National Swine Improvement Federation Annual Meeting and Genetic Symposium, December 2012
Cole, John. Challenges and successes in dairy cattle genomics 

63rd European Association for Animal Production Meeting, September 2012
Cole, John. Applications of haplotypes in dairy farm management 
Cole, John. Pypedal, an open source software package for pedigree analysis [poster presentation] 

ADSA – AMPA – ASAS – CSAS – WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2012
Cole, John. An international overview of the recording and use of functional traits in dairy breeding and management 
Cooper, Tabatha. Maternal grandsire confirmation and discovery in dairy cattle 
Hutchison, Jana. Increased use of young bulls in dairy cattle breeding programs [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Comparison of daughter performance of New Zealand and North American sires in US herds 
Null, Dan. Fine mapping and discovery of recessive mutations that cause abortions in dairy cattle [poster presentation] 
Tooker, Mel. Methods to include foreign information in national evaluations 
VanRaden, Paul. Iterative combination of national phenotype, genotype, pedigree, and foreign information 
Wiggans, George. Characteristics and use of the Illumina BovineLD BeadChip 
Wright, Jan. Adjustment of selection index coefficients and polygenic variance to improve regressions and reliability of genomic evaluations [poster presentation] 
Wright, Jan. Genetic evaluation of mobility for Brown Swiss dairy cattle [poster presentation] 

Interbull Annual Meeting, May 2012
VanRaden, Paul. Reliability increases from combining 50,000- and 777,000-marker genotypes from 4 countries 

38th ICAR Session, May 2012
Cole, John. Survey on the recording and use of functional traits in dairy management and breeding 
Mattison, Jay. Characteristics of the USA dairy herd as related to management and demographic elements 

16th MAS-QTL Workshop, May 2012
Cole, John. Fine-mapping of QTL using high-density SNP genotypes 

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Sassari, May 2012
Cole, John. New tools for genomic selection of livestock 
Cole, John. The U.S. genetic evaluation system 

Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University, April 2012
Cole, John. New tools for genomic selection of livestock 

Dairy Records Management Systems, April 2012
Cole, John. Genomic selection in dairy cattle 

U.S. Genetics Conference, March 2012
Wiggans, George. Macroeconomics of using high quality genetics 
Wiggans, George. The U.S. genetic evaluation system 

Select Sires Sire Evaluation Committee, March 2012
Cole, John. March 2012 AIPL update 

2nd International Workshop on Genomics Applied to Livestock, February 2012
Cole, John. Genomics beyond EBVs 

Interbull Genomics Workshop, February 2012
VanRaden, Paul. Avoiding bias from genomic pre-selection in converting daughter information across countries

Plant and Animal Genome Conference, January 2012
Adams, Heather. Identification of a nonsense mutation in APAF1 that is causal for a decrease in reproductive efficiency in dairy cattle

2011

Cornell Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Seminar, November 2011
Wiggans, George. Application of genomic selection in dairy cattle 

DNA LandMarks User Group Meeting, October 2011
Wiggans, George. North American dairy cattle genomic selection program 

DRMS Annual Meeting & NDHIA Board Meeting, October 2011
Norman, Duane. AIPL research update 

European Association for Animal Production Meeting, August 2011
Cole, John. Genetic evaluations for birth weight: Comparison of continuous and discrete definitions of birth weight under varying accuracies of recording

Interbull Annual Meeting, August 2011
VanRaden, Paul. Reporting of haplotypes with recessive effects on fertility 

Illumina Agrigenomics User Group Meeting, August 2011
Wiggans, George. Genomic selection in dairy cattle 

ADSA/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2011
Cole, John. Data structures and visualization 
Cooper, Tabatha. Use of the Illumina Bovine3K BEAD chip in dairy genomic evaluation 
Hutchison, Jana. Effects of dam’s dry period length on heifer development [poster presentation] 
Lombard, Jason. Current levels of compliance with EU bulk-tank SCC standards and proposed (but rejected) US standards based on data from four Federal Milk Marketing Orders
Macciotta, Nicolo. Multivariate factor analysis of genomic correlation matrices in three US dairy cattle breeds 
Norman, Duane. Consequence of changing standards for somatic cell count on US Dairy Herd Improvement herds 
Null, Dan. Genomic imputation and evaluation using 1074 high density Holstein genotypes [poster presentation] 
Olson, Katie. Changes in the use of young bulls [poster presentation] 
Olson, Katie. Impacts of inclusion of foreign data in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle 
Tooker, Mel. Properties of different density genotypes used in dairy cattle evaluation 
VanRaden, Paul. Overview of current genomic selection in dairy cattle populations 
Wiggans, George. Adjustment of deregressed values from cow evaluations to have similar mean and variance as bull deregressed values 
Wright, Jan. Use of cow culling to help meet compliance for somatic cell standards [poster presentation] 

37th ICAR Meeting, June 2011
Cole, John. Registration of health traits – strategies of phenotyping, aspects of data quality and possible benefits 

Minnesota Dairy Health Conference, May 2011
Wiggans, George. Dairy genomics in application 

Poultry Breeders of America Roundtable, May 2011
Wiggans, George. Dairy cattle genomic evaluation program update 

Applied Genomics for Sustainable Livestock Breeding Conference, May 2011
Van Tassell, Curt. The use of SNP chips for selection of dairy cattle 

Select Sires‘ Holstein Sire Evaluation Committee, March 2011
Wiggans, George. USDA genetic evaluation update 

National DHIA Annual Meeting and Leadershop Workshop, March 2011
Norman, Duane. Consequence for U.S. dairy herds of imposing different SCC standards 

National Mastitis Council Meeting, January 2011
Norman, Duane. Consequence for U.S. dairy herds of imposing different SCC standards

2010

North Carolina State University, November 2010
Cole, John. What can we do with dairy cattle genomics other than predict more accurate breeding values? 

Dairy Cattle Reproductive Council Convention, November 2010
Wiggans, George. Genomic evaluations: Past, present, and future 

Georgetown Ag Systems, October 2010
Wiggans, George. Animal biotechnology 

World Dairy Expo, September 2010
Van Tassell, Curt. Recent developments in genetic testing and predicting genetic values 

European Association of Animal Production Meeting, August 2010
Norman, Duane. Recent trends in mastitis and fertility indicators in the United States and reasons for change

9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 2010
Cole, John. Forty years of artificial selection In U.S. Holstein cattle had genome-wide signatures [poster presentation] 
Cole, John. Use of haplotypes to predict selection limits and Mendelian sampling 
Cole, John. Walking the cattle continuum: Moving From the BovineSNP50 to higher- and lower-density SNP panels 
Da, Yang. High resolution QTL maps of 31 traits in contemporary U.S. Holstein cows 
Norman, Duane. Potential consequences of selection on gestation length on Holstein performance 
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic evaluation with many more genotypes and phenotypes 
Wiggans, George. Increased reliability of genetic evaluations for dairy cattle in the United States from use of genomic information 

Ag Discovery Program, July 2010
Wiggans, George. Animal genomics 

ADSA/PSA/AMPA/CSAS/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2010
Cole, John. Use of haplotypes to predict selection limits and Mendelian sampling 
Cooper, Tabatha. Cow adjustments for genomic predictions of Holstein and Jersey bulls 
Hubbard, Suzanne. Relationship of reason for lactation termination with genetic merit of Holsteins in the United States [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Comparison of Holstein service-sire fertility for heifer and cow breedings with conventional and sexed semen [poster presentation] 
Null, Dan. Age at first calving in U.S. dairy cattle [poster presentation] 
Olson, Katie. Multibreed genomic evaluations in purebred dairy cattle 
Schutz, Mike. Derivation of factors to estimate daily fat, protein, and somatic cell score from one milking of cows milked three times daily [poster presentation] 
Schutz, Mike. Derivation of factors to estimate daily milk yield from one milking of cows milked three times daily [poster presentation] 
Tooker, Mel. Gains in reliability from combining subsets of 500, 5,000, 50,000 or 500,000 genetic markers 
VanRaden, Paul. Filling missing genotypes using haplotypes 
Wiggans, George. Improved reliability approximation for genomic evaluations in the United States 
Wright, Jan. Effectiveness of genetic evaluations in predicting daughter performance in individual herds[poster presentation; updated Nov. 10, 2010] 

CRI - Spanish Update Meeting, June 2010
Norman, Duane. Status of dairy cattle breeding in the United States 
Wiggans, George. Genomic evaluations 

Interbull Meeting, May 2010
VanRaden, Paul. Combining different marker densities in genomic evaluation 

Alta Genetics Meeting, May 2010
Wiggans, George. Genomic evaluations 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Meeting / National Association of Animal Breeders Meeting, April 2010
Cole, John. Genetic evaluation of age at first calving 
Cole, John. Using haplotypes in breeding programs 
Cooper, Tabatha. Cow adjustment and genomic database update 
Cooper, Tabatha. Genomic database update 
Tooker, Mel. Imputation of cow genotypes and adjustment of PTAs 
Hutchison, Jana. Holstein service-sire fertility for heifer and cow breedings with conventional and sexed semen 
Lawlor, Tom. Interpretation of genomic breeding values from a unified, one-step national evaluation 
Norman, Duane. Potential consequences of selection on gestation length on Holstein performance
Null, Dan. Genetic evaluation of age at first calving 
Olson, Katie. Prediction of breed composition & multibreed genomic evaluations 
Olson, Katie. Predictions of breed composition using Holstein, Jersey, and Brown Swiss genotypes 
Tooker, Mel. Happy bulls, happy cows, haplotypes
VanRaden, Paul. Mixing different SNP densities 
VanRaden, Paul. Use young bulls more 
VanRaden, Paul. Why do we need more genotypes and phenotypes? 
Wiggans, George. Improved reliability of genomic evaluations 
Wright, Jan. Effectiveness of genetic evaluations in predicting daughter performance in individual herds [updated Nov. 10, 2010] 

BARC Poster Day, April 2010
Olson, Katie. Multibreed genomic evaluation using purebred dairy cattle [poster presentation] 

Select Sire Committee Meeting, March 2010
Wiggans, George. Genomics: What we have and what is coming 

Interbull Technical Workshop on Genomic Information in Genetic Evaluations, March 2010
VanRaden, Paul. GMACE implementation 

ENGALEC Dairy Conference, March 2010
Olson, Katie. Selección genómica en ganado lechero… Un año después [In Spanish]

2009

Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, November 2009
Cole, John. Biological insights gained from genomic prediction

DSEC Meeting, October 2009
VanRaden, Paul. DSEC October 2009 

Croatian Holstein Breeders Federation and MOA/Veterinary Affairs Study Tour, August 2009
Wiggans, George. Overview of the dairy genetic evaluation system 

Interbull / EAAP Joint Session, August 2009
Norman, Duane. Effect of sexed-semen use on Holstein conception rate, calf gender, dystocia, and stillbirth in the United States 
VanRaden, Paul. Development of genomic GMACE 
VanRaden, Paul. Future animal improvement programs applied to global populations 

Inner Mongolia Livestock Improvement Training, August 2009
Wiggans, George. US genetic improvement program: Methods and results 

ADSA/CSAS/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2009
Byrem, Todd. Characteristics of milk ELISA results for Johne’s disease in US dairy cows [poster presentation] 
Cole, John. Visualization of results from genomic predictions 
Hutchison, Jana. Effect of sexed-semen on conception rate for Holsteins in the United States [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Comparison of service-sire fertility evaluations formerly or currently available to the US dairy industry 
Null, Dan. Best prediction of lactation yields accounting for regional and seasonal differences [poster presentation] 
Powell, Rex. Trends in international flow of Holstein genes[poster presentation] 
Tooker, Mel. Can you believe those genomic evaluations for young bulls? 
VanRaden, Paul. National and international genomic evaluations for dairy cattle 
Wiggans, George. Transition of genomic evaluation from a research project to a production system 
Wright, Jan. Factors affecting milk ELISA scores of cows tested for Johne’s disease [poster presentation] 

NDHIA Board Meeting, July 2009
Norman, Duane. Update on AIPL research since April 2009 

India Emerging Markets Conference, May 2009
Hutchison, Jana. Status of dairy cattle breeding in the United States 
Tooker, Mel. An introduction to genomics 
Tooker, Mel. An introduction to sire proofs and modeling 
Walton, Leigh. Milk recording data 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Meeting, April 2009
Cole, John. Distribution and location of genetic effects for dairy traits 
Hutchison, Jana. Effect of sexed semen on conception rate, calf sex, dystocia, and stillbirth 
Tooker, Mel. Can you believe those genomic evaluations for young bulls? 
VanRaden, Paul. National and international genomic evaluation methods 
Wiggans, George. Updates on the genomic evaluation program 

Select Sires Annual Sire Conference, March 2009
VanRaden, Paul. Use of genomics for selecting sires 

California DHIA Meeting, March 2009
Norman, Duane. Sire fertility & genomics 

National DHIA Annual Meeting, March 2009
Norman, Duane. Update on AIPL research, 2008–09 

CRI Genomics Emerging Markets Program, March 2009
Cole, John. Distribution and location of genetic effects for dairy traits 
VanRaden, Paul. Genomics for emerging markets
Wiggans, George. How the genomic evaluation program works 

Gordon Conference on Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, February 2009
VanRaden, Paul. Dairy cattle breeders have adopted genomic selection 

Interbull International Workshop on Genomic Information in Genetic Evaluations, January 2009
VanRaden, Paul. Benefits from cooperation in genomics 

Pre-IETS Symposium, January 2009
Hutchison, Jana. Characterization and usage of sexed semen from US field data

2008

National Swine Improvement Federation Symposium, December 2008
VanRaden, Paul. Using genomic data to improve dairy cattle genetic evaluations 

DHI-Provo Herd Management Conference, November 2008
Wiggans, George. What’s coming in genomic evaluations and how it affects you 

Dairy Cattle Reproductive Council Convention, November 2008
Norman, Duane. A national sire fertility index 

AIPL Centennial Conference, October 2008
O’Connell, Jeff. Perspectives from human studies and low density chip
Van Tassell, Curt. Future research in genomics 
VanRaden, Paul. A century of AIPL and just getting started 
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic history and new genetic principles 
Wiggans, George. Implementing and improving genomic evaluations 

NAAB DSEC Meeting, October 2008
Cole, John. AIPL update 

Canadian Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Forum, September 2008
VanRaden, Paul. North American cooperation in genomic prediction 

ADSA/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2008
Cole, John. A data exchange format and national database for producer-recorded health event data from on-farm management software [poster presentation] 
Hubbard, Suzanne. Reproductive trends of dairy herds in the United States [poster presentation] 
Kuhn, Melvin. Modeling nuisance variables for phenotypic evaluation of bull fertility [poster presentation] 
Miller, Bob. Factors that affect abortion frequency in dairy herds in the United States [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Alternatives for evaluating daughter performance of progeny-test bulls between official evaluations 
Norman, Duane. Derivation of factors to estimate daily milk yield from single milkings for Holsteins milked two or three times daily 
Norman, Duane. Impact of selection for decreased somatic cell score on productive life and culling for mastitis 
Null, Dan. A data exchange format and national database for producer-recorded health event data from on-farm management software [poster presentation] 
O’Connell, Jeff. Optimized measured genotype analysis for genome-wide quantitative trait loci mapping using dense SNP chips [poster presentation] 
Powell, Rex. Breed composition of the United States dairy cattle herd [poster presentation] 
Tooker, Mel. Effects of allele frequency estimation on genomic predictions and inbreeding coefficients 
VanRaden, Paul. Reliability of genomic predictions for North American dairy bulls 
VanRaden, Paul. Strategies to incorporate genomic prediction into population-wide genetic evaluations 
Wiggans, George. Selection of single nucleotide polymorphisms and genotype quality for genomic prediction of genetic merit in dairy cattle 
Wright, Jan. Impact of selection for increased daughter fertility on productive life and culling for reproduction [poster presentation] 

ICAR Session and Interbull Meeting, June 2008
Cole, John. Data collection ratings and best prediction of lactation yields 
Cole, John. Distribution and location of genetic effects for dairy traits 
Norman, Duane. Retrofitting genetic-economic indexes to demonstrate responses to selection across 2 generations of Holsteins 
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic data and cooperation result in faster progress 
Wiggans, George. Genomic evaluations in the United States and Canada: A collaboration 

NC-1037 Swine Geonomics Group, May 2008
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic selection in dairy cattle 

National Breeders Roundtable, May 2008
Wiggans, George. Genetic trends in dairy cattle over the next 25 years … where are we headed and how will we get there 

National Association of Farm Broadcasting, April 2008
Wiggans, George. Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) 

NAAB DSEC Meeting, April 2008
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic prediction results 
Wiggans, George. Routine genomic predictions [also presented at Select Sires’ Sire Committee Meeting, March 2008] 

National DHIA Annual Meeting & Educational Session, March 2008
Norman, Duane. AIPL report: We’re from the government and we’re here to help you! 
VanRaden, Paul. New genomic predictions combine DNA and DHIA data 

Missouri Dairy Summit, March 2008
Norman, Duane. Responses to alternative genetic choices in dairy grazing systems

2007

Animals and Bioengineering – A Consideration of Law, Ethics, and Science, November 2007
VanRaden, Paul. Improving animals each generation by selecting from the best gene sources 

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Convention, November 2007
Norman, Duane. Genetic selection for reproduction: Current reproductive status of the national herd; application of selection indexes for dairy producers 

AgriTech Analytics & Holstein Association USA Dairy Industry Event, September 2007
Cole, John. Best prediction of actual lactation yields 

Seminar for Department of Animal Science, Louisiana State University, September 2007
Cole, John. Genetic evaluation of calving traits in US Holsteins
Cole, John. Overview of Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory 

Interbull Annual Meeting - Dublin, Ireland, August 2007
VanRaden, Paul. Genomic measures of relationship and inbreeding 

ADSA/PSA/AMPA/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, July 2007
Cole, John. Estimation of yields for long lactations using best prediction 
Hubbard, Suzanne. Genetic and environmental factors that affect gestation length [poster presentation] 
Kuhn, Melvin. Effect of dam’s dry period length on calf [poster presentation] 
Miller, Bob. Factors affecting death rate of lactating cows in Dairy Herd Improvement herds [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Effect of service sire and cow sire on gestation length 
Norman, Duane. Relationship of herd-heritability with sire misidentication and entry into a proven sire lineup [poster presentation] 
Null, Dan. Genetic evaluation of lactation persistency estimated by best prediction for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Milking Shorthorn dairy cattle [poster presentation] 
Powell, Rex. Relationship of gestation length to stillbirth [poster presentation] 
Tooker, Mel. Methods to explain genomic estimates of breeding value 
VanRaden, Paul. Efficient estimation of breeding values from dense genomic data 
Wiggans, George. Harnessing automatic data collection to enhance genetic improvement programs 
Wright, Jan. Effect of temperature and humidity on gestation length [poster presentation] 

Seminar for Department of Animal Science, University of Flordia, June 2007
Cole, John. Validation of producer-recorded health event data and use in genetic improvement of dairy cattle 

Genex / CRI Dairy Cattle Genetics Conference, June 2007
VanRaden, Paul. Research plans for genomics, crossbreeding, fertility, etc. 

NAAB DSEC Meeting, April 2007
VanRaden, Paul. Update on all-breed model, fertility, genomics 

W.E. Petersen Symposium, April 2007
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic evaluation using combined data from all breeds and crossbred cows 

New Techniques for Production and Reproduction in Cattle, March 2007
VanRaden, Paul. Selection for fertility in dairy cattle

2006

DHI-Provo Herd Management Conference, November 2006
Norman, Duane. Prospects for increasing profitability using genetic reproductive indexes 

6th Mid-Atlantic Dairy Grazing Conference, October 2006
Norman, Duane. Is there need for different genetics in dairy grazing systems? 

S-1008 Research Group Annual Meeting, October 2006
VanRaden, Paul. AIPL contributions to S-1008 

Seminars for Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, October 2006
Cole, John. Dairy cattle breeding in the United States 
Cole, John. Genetic evaluation of calving traits in US Holsteins 

American Dairy Goat Association Annual Meeting, October 2006
Wiggans, George. USDA genetic evaluation program for dairy goats 
Wiggans, George. USDA genetic evaluations for type traits 

8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 2006
Cole, John. Genetic evaluation of stillbirth in US Holsteins using a sire-maternal grandsire threshold model 
Norman, Duane. Trait selection when culling U.S. Holsteins 
VanRaden, Paul. Predicting genetic interactions within and across breeds 
Wiggans, George. Genetic correlations between first and later parity calving ease in a sire-maternal grandsire model [poster presentation] 

Joint ADSA/ASAS Annual Meeting, July 2006
Cole, John. Estimation of stillbirth (co)variance components and development of a calving ability index 
Kuhn, Melvin. Methodology for prediction of bull fertility from field data 
Miller, Robert. Synchronization effects on parameters for days open 
Norman, Duane. Factors that impact longevity of Holsteins in the United States 
Powell, Rex. Domestic vs. imported AI semen for Holstein graziers in the US 
Powell, Rex. Historical perspectives on genetic fitness research 
Sanders, Ashley. Use of producer-recorded health data in determining incidence risks and relationships between health events and culling [poster presentation] 
Thornton, Laura. Rear legs (rear view) for Brown Swiss and Guernsey breeds 
Tooker, Mel. Revised Estimates of Lifetime Net Merit for Dairy Breeds and Breed Crosses 
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic evaluations for mixed breed populations 
Wiggans, George. Genetic evaluation of milking speed in Brown Swiss 
Wright, Jan. Genetic differences between Holstein maturity rates in the Netherlands and United States [poster presentation] 

Interbull Annual Meeting, Kuopio, Finland, June 2006
VanRaden, Paul. Normality and skewness of genetic evaluations 

NAAB DSEC and IMC Meeting, April 2006
VanRaden, Paul. 2006 net merit revision
Wiggans, George. Genetic evaluation of milking speed for Brown Swiss dairy cattle 
Wiggans, George. Rear legs/rear view for Brown Swiss and Guernsey breeds 

Select Sires Sire Committee Meeting, March 2006
VanRaden, Paul. Stillbirth, productive life, and net merit update 

NDHIA Annual Meeting, March 2006
Wiggans, George. Update on current AIPL research 
Wiggans, George. Jersey Young-Sire Progeny-Test and Development Summit, March 2006
Norman, Duane. History of Jersey young-sire development programs in the United States 

Interbull Technical Workshop, Wageningen, Netherlands, March 2006
VanRaden, Paul. Fertility trait economics and correlations with other traits 
Wiggans, George. How the U.S. checks for invalid ID’s and missing cross references

2005

51st DHI-PROVO Herd Management Conference, November 2005
Wiggans, George. Considering inbreeding in making breeding decisions 

Conference on Dairy Cattle Fertility: Health, Management, and Genetics, October 2005
VanRaden, Paul. Selection for fertility in dairy cattle. Fertilità e selezione genetica nelle vacche da latte [in Italian] 

2005 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium, October 2005
Wiggans, George. Genetic evaluation for small ruminants 

S-1008 Research Group Annual Meeting, October 2005
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic evaluation of mixed breed populations 

NAAB DSEC Meeting, October 2005
Cole, John. Stillbirth, longevity, and fertility update 

Seminar for Department of Animal and Poultry Scienes, Univerity of Guelph, September 2005
Wiggans, George. AIPL projects

Joint ADSA/ASAS/CSAS Annual Meeting, July 2005
Cole, John. Genetic evaluation and best prediction of lactation persistency 
Kuhn, Melvin. Effects of complex vertebral malformation gene on production and reproduction [poster presentation] 
Kuhn, Melvin. Factors affecting heifer fertility in U.S. Holsteins [poster presentation] 
Miller, Bob. Assessment of voluntary waiting period and frequency of estrus synchronization among herds [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Historical examination of culling of dairy cows from herds in the United States 
Norman, Duane. A salute to Rex L. Powell 
Powell, Rex. Country bias in international dairy bull evaluations 
Sanders, Ashley. Disposal reporting and disposition of culled cows by parity and herd size 
Tooker, Mel. Effect of herd by sire interaction variance on genetic evaluations 
VanRaden, Paul. Productive life including all lactations, longer lactations, and calf value 
Wiggans, George. Accounting for heterogeneous variances in multi-trait evaluation of Jersey type traits [poster presentation] 
Wiggan, George. Reproduction data in USDA database 
Wright, Jan. Comparison of maturity rate for bull daughters in the United States and Canada [poster presentation] 

BIF Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, July 2005
VanRaden, Paul. An example from dairy cattle selection: The net merit index 

XX International Grassland Conference, Cork, Ireland, July 2005
Norman, Duane. Genetic alternatives for dairy producers who practise grazing 

Interbull Annual Meeting - Uppsala, Sweden, June 2005
VanRaden, Paul. Inbreeding adjustments and effect on genetic trend estimates 

NAAB DSEC Meeting, April 2005
VanRaden, Paul. Update on inbreeding, herd by sire effects, and new traits 
Wiggans, George. Investigation of herd years with abnormal distributions of calving ease scores 

USA - Norway Seminar on Dairy Health Selection, March 2005
Norman, Duane. Status of dairy cattle breeding in the United States

2004

S-1008 Research Group Annual Meeting, October 2004
VanRaden, Paul. Planned changes to models and trait definitions 

World Dairy Expo, October 2004
Van Tassell, Curt. Genetic selection tools in the genomics era 

ADSA 8th Discover Conference, October 2004
Norman, Duane. A historical review of culling of dairy cows from US dairy herds 

Joint ADSA/ASAS/PSA Annual Meeting, July 2004
Cole, John. Breed composition codes for crossbred dairy cattle with an application to calving ease 
Goodling, Rob. Effect of synchronization protocols on days open and pregnancy rate at 120 days in dairy cattle 
Kuhn, Melvin. Minimum dry period length to maximize performance [poster presentation] 
Kuhn, Melvin. Prediction of service sire fertility 
Miller, Bob. Contribution of inbreeding and recessive defects to early embryo loss [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Genetic relationships of milk yield for different parities between bulls and their sons 
Powell, Rex. Accuracy and stability of national and international somatic cell evaluations 
Sanders, Ashley. Impact of participation in somatic cell count testing on herd average somatic cell score 
Thornton, Laura. Impact on calving ease evaluations of excluding herds with abnormal distribution of scores 
Tooker, Mel. Heterosis and breed differences for daughter pregnancy rate of crossbred dairy cows 
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic base and trait definition update 
Wiggans, George. Accounting for differences in rate of maturity in yield evaluations 
Wright, Jan. Merit of obtaining genetic evaluations of milk yield for each parity on Holstein bulls [poster presentation] 

12th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals, July 2004
Cole, John. Genetic improvement of dairy cattle health 

American Forage and Grassland Council Conference, June 2004
Norman, Duane. Possibilities for improving dairy cattle performance 

Interbull Annual Meeting - Sousse, Tunisia, May 2004
VanRaden, Paul. Choice of scales for delivery of genetic evaluations to the public 

BARC Poster Day, April 2004
Cole, John. Breed composition codes for crossbred dairy cattle in the United States [poster presentation] 
Hare, Liz. Duration of herd participation in Dairy Herd Improvement milk recordings in the United States [poster presentation] 

NAAB DSEC Meeting, April 2004
VanRaden, Paul. NAAB update:Base change, udder health, longevity, fertility 

Interbull Technical Committee Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, January 2004
VanRaden, Paul. Estimates of genetic correlations when evaluations of both parents are available

2003

Clone Risk Assemment Workshop, Versailles, France, November 2003
Norman, Duane. Performance of dairy cattle clones and evaluation of their milk composition 

National Dairy Genetics Workshop, Raleigh, NC, October 2003
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic evaluations for fitness and fertility in the US and other nations 

Goat Genetics & Reproduction Field Day, Cornell University, September 2003
Wiggans, George. USDA dairy goat genetic evaluation program 

BSCBA Annual Meeting, July 2003
Powell, Rex. Interbull as a tool for genetic improvement 

Joint ADSA/ASAS Annual Meeting, June 2003
Kuhn, Melvin. Use of early lactation days open records for genetic evaluation of cow fertility 
Miller, Bob. Test-day milk loss associated with elevated test-day somatic cell score [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Characteristics of genetic evaluations for daughter fertility in relation to other fitness traits 
Powell, Rex. Accuracy of foreign dairy bull evaluations in predicting US evaluations for yield 
Sanders, Ashley. Using the internet for exchange of dairy genetic evaluations and research information for the dairy industry 
Tooker, Mel. Quality of data included in genetic evaluations for daughter pregnancy rate 
VanRaden, Paul. Definition of traits and comparison of models for cow fertility 
Wiggans, George. Standardization of lactation records for variance of Medelian sampling to reduce bias in evaluations of bull dams 
Wright, Jan. Performance of Holsteins that originated from embryo transfer or twin births [poster presentation] 

NAAB DSEC Meeting, April 2003
Kuhn, Melvin. Using days open early in lactation to allow for earlier DPR sire proofs
[VIEW updated version from ADSA annual meeting, June 2003] 
Tooker, Melvin. Update on evaluations for daughter pregnancy rate
[VIEW updated version from DSA annual meeting, June 2003] 

NDHIA Annual Meeting, March 2003
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic evaluation of cow fertility using DHIA records 

Interbull Technical Workshop, March 2003
Powell, Rex. Correlation of longevity evaluation with other trait evaluations from 14 countries 
VanRaden, Paul. Comparison of longevity and fertility trait definitions in theory and simulation

2002

NAAB IMC/IP Meeting, October 2002
Norman, Duane. ¡Inicio! La pagina de web del Laboratorio de Programas del Mejoramiento Animal
Powell, Rex. Update on Interbull 
Sanders, Ashley. AIPL on the web accessing data and information @ aipl.arsusda.gov 
VanRaden, Paul. Genetic evaluation of cow fertilty expressed as pregnancy rate 
Wiggans, George. USDA genetic evaluations for calving ease 

American Dairy Goat Association, October 2002
Wiggans, George. USDA dairy goat genetic evaluation program status and plans
[VIEW updated version from ADGA annual meeting, September 2003] 

7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 2002
Norman, Duane. Performance of Holstein clones in the United States
Van Tassell, Curt. Enhancing quality of dystocia data by integration into a national dairy cattle production database[poster presentation] 
VanRaden, Paul. Selection of dairy cattle for lifetime profit 
Wiggans, George. Comparison of dystocia evaluations from sire and sire-maternal grandsire threshold models[poster presentation] 

Joint ADSA/ASAS Annual Meeting, July 2002
Miller, Bob. Factors affecting fertility traits of Holsteins and Jerseys [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Comparison of occurence and yields of daughters of progeny test and proven bulls in artificial insemination and natural-service bulls [poster presentation] 
Norman, Duane. Genetic relationships among fertility traits of Holsteins and Jerseys
Powell, Rex. Selection differentials from national Holstein bull progeny test programs estimated from international data 
Van Tassell, Curt. Improvements in dystocia national genetic evaluation system and data processing 
VanRaden, Paul. Correlations among measures of dairy cattle fertility and longevity
Wiggans, George. Detection and adjustment of abnormal test-day yields 

National Association of Animal Breeder’s Dairy Trade Mission Tour, June 2002
Norman, Duane. AIPL objectives and operations 
Powell, Rex. Usefulness of international bull evaluations 
Sanders, Ashley. AIPL on the web
[VIEW updated version from NAAB IMC/IP meeting, October 2002] 
VanRaden, Paul. Economic merit of crossbred and purebred US dairy cattle 
VanRaden, Paul. Extreme inbreeding at Beltsville, 1912–1949 
VanRaden, Paul. Longevity and fertility 
VanRaden, Paul. Selection of dairy cattle for lifetime profit
[VIEW updated version from 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 2002] 
Van Tassell, Curt. Application of genetic markers to dairy cattle 
Wiggans, George. Simultaneous accounting for heterogeneity of (co)variance components in genetic evaluation of type traits 
Wigans, George. Update on the test-day model 
Wiggans, George. USDA genetic evaluations for calving ease 

Interbull Annual Meeting, May 2002
VanRaden, Paul. Properties of international longevity evaluations and correlations with other traits 

Argentine International Dairy Education Tour, May 2002
Powell, Rex. Ventajas de la IA, toros probados y las comparaciones internacionales [in Spanish] 

NAAB Dairy Sire Evaluation Committee Meeting, April 2002
Philpot, Jill. Extreme deviations 
VanRaden, Paul. Dams of sons report 
VanRaden, Paul. Extreme inbreeding at Beltsville, 1912–1949 
VanRaden, Paul. Measures of fertility: Heritabilities and genetic correlations 
VanRaden, Paul. Revision and use of termination codes

2001

NAAB Dairy Sire Evaluation Committee Meeting, October 2001
VanRaden, Paul. Cow fertility and effect on longevity 
VanRaden, Paul. Implications of crossbreeding on dairy cattle improvement 

Genetic Advancement Committee Meeting, October 2001
VanRaden, Paul. Longevity and fertility
[VIEW updated version from 2002 NAAB Dairy Trade Mission Tour] 

Hungarian International Dairy Education Tour, August 2001
Powell, Rex. Usefulness of international dairy bull evaluations
[VIEW updated version from 2002 NAAB Dairy Trade Mission Tour] 

International Animal Agriculture and Food Science Conference, July 2001
Norman, Duane. Accuracy of reported birth and calving dates of dairy cattle in the United States 
Norman, Duane. Relationship of somatic cell score with fertility measures 
Norman, Duane. Timeliness of progeny testing through artificial insemination and percentage of bulls returned to service 
Powell, Rex. Possible global scale for ranking dairy bulls by blending national rankings 
VanRaden, Paul. Heterosis and breed differences for yield and somatic cell scores of US dairy cattle in the 1990s
Wiggans, George. Simultaneous accounting for heterogeneity of (co)variance components in genetic evaluation of type traits 
Wiggans, George. Variance of effects of lactation stage within herd by herd yield

2000

ADSA Annual Meeting, July 2000
VanRaden, Paul. Methods to combine information from separate sources

1999

ADSA Annual Meeting, June 1999
VanRaden, Paul. Adjustment of breeding values for past and future inbreeding