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Research Project: Improving Genetic Predictions in Dairy Animals Using Phenotypic and Genomic Information

Location: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Cow genotyping strategies for genomic selection in small dairy cattle population - (Peer reviewed journal)

Revealing misassembled segments in the bovine reference genome by high resolution linkage disequilibrium scan - (Peer reviewed journal)
Utsunomiya, A., De Abreu Santos, D.J., Boison, S.A., Utsunomiya, Y.T., Milanesi, M., Bickhart, D.M., Ajmone-Marsan, P., Solkner, J., Garcia, J.F., Fonseca, R., Da Silva, M.V. 2016. Revealing misassembled segments in the bovine reference genome by high resolution linkage disequilibrium scan. BMC Genomics. 17:705.

Genetic evaluation for cow livability - (Other)
Norman, H.D., Wright, J.R., Van Raden, P.M. 2016. Genetic evaluation for cow livability. Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Internet Web Page. Available: https://www.cdcb.us/News/GENETIC%20EVALUATION%20FOR%20COW%20LIVABILIITY.pdf.

Optimal design of low-density SNP arrays for genomic prediction: algorithm and applications - (Peer reviewed journal)
Wu, X., Xu, J., Feng, G., Wiggans, G.R., Taylor, J.F., He, J., Qian, C., Qiu, J., Simpson, B., Walker, J., Bauck, S. 2016. Optimal design of low-density SNP arrays for genomic prediction: algorithm and applications. PLoS One. 11(9):e0161719.

Genetics, genomics and fertility - (Proceedings)
Dalton, J., Moore, D., Spencer, T.E., Hansen, P.J., Cole, J.B., Neibergs, H. 2016. Genetics, genomics and fertility. Society of Theriogenology Annual Conference Proceedings. Clinical Theriogenology 8(3):165-170.

Stochastic dynamic simulation modeling including multitrait genetics to estimate genetic, technical, and financial consequences of dairy farm reproduction and selection strategies - (Peer reviewed journal)
Kaniyamattam, K., Elzo, M.A., Cole, J.B., De Vries, A. 2016. Stochastic dynamic simulation modeling including multitrait genetics to estimate genetic, technical, and financial consequences of dairy farm reproduction and selection strategies. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(10):8187-8202.

Phenotypic and genetic effects of recessive haplotypes on yield, longevity, and fertility - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Van Raden, P.M. 2016. Phenotypic and genetic effects of recessive haplotypes on yield, longevity, and fertility. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(9):7274-7288.

Opportunities for genetic improvement of metabolic diseases - (Review article)
Pryce, J., Parker Gaddis, K.L., Koeck, A., Bastin, C., Abdelsayed, M., Gengler, N., Miglior, F., Heringstad, B., Egger-Danner, C., Stock, K., Bradley, A., Cole, J.B. 2016. Invited review: Opportunities for genetic improvement of metabolic diseases. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(9):6855-6873.

Identifying and calling insertions, deletions, and single-base mutations efficiently from sequence data - (Abstract only)
Van Raden, P.M., Bickhart, D.M., O'Connell, J.R. 2016. Identifying and calling insertions, deletions, and single-base mutations efficiently from sequence data. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):140(abstr. 0302).

Genetic evaluation of dairy cow livability - (Abstract only)
Wright, J.R., Van Raden, P.M. 2016. Genetic evaluation of dairy cow livability. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):174(abstr. 0368).

Selection of sequence variants to improve dairy cattle genomic predictions - (Abstract only)
Tooker, M.E., Van Raden, P.M., Bickhart, D.M., O'Connell, J.R. 2016. Selection of sequence variants to improve dairy cattle genomic predictions. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):138(abstr. 298).

Genetic analysis of superovulation and embryo transfer traits in Holstein cattle - (Abstract only)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Dikmen, S., Cole, J.B., Hansen, P.J. 2016. Genetic analysis of superovulation and embryo transfer traits in Holstein cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):179(abstr. 0379).

Improving fertility of dairy cattle using translational genomics - (Abstract only)
Spencer, T.E., Neibergs, H., Hansen, P.J., Cole, J.B., Dalton, J.C., Moore, D.A., Chahine, M., De Vries, A. 2016. Improving fertility of dairy cattle using translational genomics. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):325-326(abstr. 0694).

Use of a threshold animal model to estimate calving ease and stillbirth (co)variance components for US Holsteins - (Abstract only)
Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Tsuruta, S. 2016. Use of a threshold animal model to estimate calving ease and stillbirth (co)variance components for US Holsteins. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):182-183(abstr. 0385).

Genomic analysis of lactation persistency in four breeds of dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Parker Gaddis, K.L. 2016. Genomic analysis of lactation persistency in four breeds of dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):156(abstr. 0333).

Sexed-semen usage for Holstein AI in the United States - (Abstract only)
Hutchison, J.L., Bickhart, D.M. 2016. Sexed-semen usage for Holstein AI in the United States. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):176(abstr. 0372).

Exploring the feasibility of using copy number variants as genetic markers through large-scale whole genome sequencing experiments - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Xu, L., Hutchison, J.L., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Schroeder, S.G., Song, J., Garcia, J.F., Sonstegardq, T.S., Van Tassell, C.P., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F., Lewin, H.A., Liu, G. 2016. Exploring the feasibility of using copy number variants as genetic markers through large-scale whole genome sequencing experiments. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):142(abstr. 0306).

Strategy for incorporating newly discovered causative genetic variants into genomic evaluations - (Abstract only)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Bickhart, D.M., Tooker, M.E. 2016. Strategy for incorporating newly discovered causative genetic variants into genomic evaluations. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E–Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E–Suppl. 5):137(abstr. 296).

Genetic architecture of feed efficiency in mid-lactation Holstein dairy cows - (Abstract only)
Hardie, L., Vandehaar, M.J., Tempelman, R.J., Weigel, K.A., Armentano, L.E., Wiggans, G.R., Veerkamp, R.F., De Haas, Y., Coffey, M.P., Connor, E.E., Hanigan, M.D., Staples, C.R., Wang, Z., Spurlock, D.M. 2016. Genetic architecture of feed efficiency in mid-lactation Holstein dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):185-186(abstr. 0392).

Breed base representation in dairy animals of 5 breeds - (Abstract only)
Norman, H.D., Van Raden, P.M., Megonigal, J.H., Durr, J.W., Cooper, T.A. 2016. Breed base representation in dairy animals of 5 breeds. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):151-152(abstr. 0324).

Single-step GBLUP using APY inverse for protein yield in US Holstein with a large number of genotyped animals - (Abstract only)
Masuda, Y., Misztal, I., Van Raden, P.M. 2016. Single-step GBLUP using APY inverse for protein yield in US Holstein with a large number of genotyped animals. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):141(abstr. 0304).

Genetic solutions to infertility caused by heat stress - (Abstract only)
Hansen, P.J., Dikmen, S., Cole, J.B., Ortega, M.S., Dahl, G.E. 2016. Genetic solutions to infertility caused by heat stress. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):192(abstr. 0405).

Explorations in genome-wide association studies and network analyses with dairy cattle fertility traits - (Peer reviewed journal)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Null, D.J., Cole, J.B. 2016. Explorations in genome-wide association studies and network analyses with dairy cattle fertility traits. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(8):6420-6435.

Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and population structure of Guernsey cattle in North America, Great Britain, and the Isle of Guernsey - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cooper, T.A., Eaglen, S.A., Wiggans, G.R., Jenko, J., Huson, H.J., Morrice, D.M., Bichard, M., De L. Luff, W.G., Woolliams, J.A. 2016. Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and population structure of Guernsey cattle in North America, Great Britain, and the Isle of Guernsey. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(7):5508-5515.

Increasing the number of single nucleotide polymorphisms used in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle - (Peer reviewed journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., Van Tassell, C.P., Bickhart, D.M., Sonstegard, T.S. 2016. Increasing the number of single nucleotide polymorphisms used in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(6):4504-4511.

Genetic parameters for milk fatty acids, milk yield and quality traits of a Holstein cattle population reared under tropical conditions - (Peer reviewed journal)
Petrini, J., Iung, L.S., Moreira, J., Salvian, M., Pertille, F., Rovadoscki, G.A., Cassoli, L.D., Coutinho, L.L., Machado, P.F., Wiggans, G.R., Mourao, G.B. 2016. Genetic parameters for milk fatty acids, milk yield and quality traits of a Holstein cattle population reared under tropical conditions. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 133(5):384-395.

Improving the goat long-read assembly with optical mapping - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Smith, T.P., Rosen, B.D., Koren , S., Phillippy, A., Hastie, A.R., Sullivan, S.T., Liachko, I., Burton, J.N., Sayre, B.L., Liu, G., Schroeder, S.G., Sonstegard, T.S., Van Tassell, C.P. 2016. Improving the goat long-read assembly with optical mapping. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA, Jan. 9–13.

Effect of sex, age, and breed on genetic recombination features in cattle - (Abstract only)
Shen, B., Wang, Z., Jiang, J., Cole, J.B., Bickhart, D.M., Wiggans, G.R., Liu, G., Ma, L. 2016. Effect of sex, age, and breed on genetic recombination features in cattle. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA, Jan. 9–13, P0522.

Fast single-pass alignment and variant calling using sequencing data - (Abstract only)
Van Raden, P.M., Bickhart, D.M. 2016. Fast single-pass alignment and variant calling using sequencing data. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA, Jan. 9–13, W161.

Dissecting non-additive genetic effects for production and reproductive traits in dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Jiang, J., O'Connell, J.R., Van Raden, P.M., Ma, L. 2016. Dissecting non-additive genetic effects for production and reproductive traits in dairy cattle. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA, Jan. 9–13, P0528.

Invited review: genomic selection in multi-breed dairy cattle populations - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cole, J.B., Da Silva, M. 2016. Invited review: genomic selection in multi-breed dairy cattle populations. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia. 45(4):195-202.

Genomic selection in multi-breed dairy cattle populations - (Proceedings)
Cole, J.B., Da Silva, M.V. 2016. Genomic selection in multi-breed dairy cattle populations. Brazilian Animal Science Society. 45(4):195–202.

Use of single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes associated with daughter pregnancy rate for prediction of genetic merit for reproduction in Holstein cows - (Peer reviewed journal)
Ortega, M., Denicol, A.C., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Hansen, P.J. 2016. Use of single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes associated with daughter pregnancy rate for prediction of genetic merit for reproduction in Holstein cows. Animal Genetics. 47(3):288–297.

Reducing animal sequencing redundancy by preferentially selecting animals with low-frequency haplotypes - (Peer reviewed journal)
Bickhart, D.M., Hutchison, J.L., Null, D.J., Van Raden, P.M., Cole, J.B. 2016. Reducing animal sequencing redundancy by preferentially selecting animals with low-frequency haplotypes. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(7):5526-5534.

Using genomics to enhance selection of novel traits in North American dairy cattle - (Peer reviewed journal)
Chesnais, J., Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Sargolzaei, M., Pryce, J., Miglior, F. 2016. Using genomics to enhance selection of novel traits in North American dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(3):2413-2427.

Practical implications for genetic modeling in the genomics era - (Peer reviewed journal)
Van Raden, P.M. 2016. Practical implications for genetic modeling in the genomics era. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(3):2405-2412.

A simple strategy for managing many recessive disorders in a dairy cattle breeding program - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cole, J.B. 2015. A simple strategy for managing many recessive disorders in a dairy cattle breeding program. Genetic Selection Evolution. 47:94.

Benchmarking dairy herd health status using routinely recorded herd summary data - (Peer reviewed journal)
Parker Gaddis, K., Cole, J.B., Clay, J.S., Maltecca, C. 2016. Benchmarking dairy herd health status using routinely recorded herd summary data. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(2):1298-1314.

Strategies to choose from millions of imputed sequence variants - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., O'Connell, J.R. 2015. Strategies to choose from millions of imputed sequence variants. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 49:10–13.

Comparison of domestic and foreign genotypes by country and continent - (Proceedings)
Tooker, M.E., Cooper, T.A., Durr, J., Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Comparison of domestic and foreign genotypes by country and continent. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 49:14–18.

Genomic evaluations and breed composition for crossbred U.S. dairy cattle - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A. 2015. Genomic evaluations and breed composition for crossbred U.S. dairy cattle. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 49:19–23.

Revisiting the “a posteriori” granddaughter design - (Proceedings)
Wiggans, G.R., Weller, J.I. 2015. Revisiting the “a posteriori” granddaughter design. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 49:36–42.

Re-examination of service-sire conception rates in the United States - (Proceedings)
Norman, H., Wright, J.R., Durr, J. 2015. Re-examination of service-sire conception rates in the United States. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 49:90–92.

Tet-mediated imprinting erasure in H19 locus following reprogramming of spermatogonial stem cells to induced pluripotent stem cells - (Peer reviewed journal)
Bermejo-Alvarez, P., Ramos-Ibeas, P., Park, K., Powell, A.M., Vansandt, L., Bickhart, D.M., Ramirez, M.A., Gutierrez-Adan, A., Telugu, B. 2015. Tet-mediated imprinting erasure in H19 locus following reprogramming of spermatogonial stem cells to induced pluripotent stem cells. Scientific Reports. 5:13691.

Sharing reference data and including cows in the reference population improve genomic predictions in Danish Jersey - (Peer reviewed journal)
Su, G., Ma, P., Nielsen, U., Aamand, G., Wiggans, G.R., Guldbrandtsen, B., Lund, M.S. 2016. Sharing reference data and including cows in the reference population improve genomic predictions in Danish Jersey. Animal. 10(6):1067-1075.

Fast imputation using medium or low-coverage sequence data - (Peer reviewed journal)
Van Raden, P.M., Sun, C., O'Connell, J.R. 2015. Fast imputation using medium or low-coverage sequence data. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 16:82.

Cattle sex-specific recombination and genetic control from a very large pedigree - (Peer reviewed journal)
Ma, L., O'Connell, J.R., Van Raden, P.M., Shen, B., Padhi, A., Sun, C., Bickhart, D.M., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Liu, G., Da, Y., Wiggans, G.R. 2015. Cattle sex-specific recombination and genetic control from a very large pedigree. PLoS Genetics. 11(11):e1005387.

Genetics | Selection: Evaluation and Methods - (Book / chapter)
Wiggans, G.R., Gengler, N. 2015. Genetics: Selection: Evaluation and methods. In: Smithers, G.W., editor. Reference Module in Food Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V. p. 1–7. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.00801-5.

Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with thermoregulation in lactating dairy cows exposed to heat stress - (Peer reviewed journal)
Dikmen, S., Wang, X., Ortega, M., Null, D.J., Cole, J.B., Hansen, P.J. 2015. Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with thermoregulation in lactating dairy cows exposed to heat stress. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 132(6):409-419.

Genetic interactions for heat stress and production level: predicting foreign from domestic data - (Abstract only)
Wright, J.R., Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Genetic interactions for heat stress and production level: predicting foreign from domestic data. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):350(abstr. T103).

Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and population structure of North American, English and Island Guernsey dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Cooper, T.A., Eaglen, S.A., Wiggans, G.R., Jenko, J., Huson, H., Morrice, D., Bichard, M., Luff, W.G., Woolliams, J. 2015. Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and population structure of North American, English and Island Guernsey dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):345–346(abstr. T88).

Animal selection for whole genome sequencing by quantifying the unique contribution of homozygous haplotypes sequenced - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Cole, J.B., Hutchison, J.L. 2015. Animal selection for whole genome sequencing by quantifying the unique contribution of homozygous haplotypes sequenced. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):649(abstr. W86).

Identification of copy number variable gene families in Holstein and Jersey cattle - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Xu, L., Hutchison, J.L., Liu, G., Lewin, H.A. 2015. Identification of copy number variable gene families in Holstein and Jersey cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):648(abstr. W84).

Assignment of polled status using single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes and predicted gene content - (Abstract only)
Null, D.J., Cole, J.B., Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Assignment of polled status using single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes and predicted gene content. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):800(abstr. 647).

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in specific candidate genes are associated with phenotypic differences in days open for first lactation in Holstein cows - (Abstract only)
Ortega, M., Denicol, A., Null, D.J., Cole, J.B., Hansen, P.J. 2015. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in specific candidate genes are associated with phenotypic differences in days open for first lactation in Holstein cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):648–649(abstr. W85).

Selection signature analysis in Holstein cattle identified genes known to affect reproduction - (Abstract only)
Ma, L., Sonstegard, T.S., Van Tassell, C.P., Cole, J.B., Wiggans, G.R., Crooker, B., Ponce De Leon, F., Yang, D. 2015. Selection signature analysis in Holstein cattle identified genes known to affect reproduction. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):350(abstr. T102).

Identification of gene networks underlying dystocia in dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Arceo, M.E., Tiezzi, F., Cole, J.B., Maltecca, C. 2015. Identification of gene networks underlying dystocia in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):840(abstr. 749).

Practical implications for genetic modeling in the genomics era for the dairy industry - (Abstract only)
Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Practical implications for genetic modeling in the genomics era for the dairy industry. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):197(abstr. 40).

Effect of increasing the number of single-nucleotide polymorphisms from 60,000 to 85,000 in genomic evaluation of Holsteins - (Abstract only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., Pomp, D., Van Tassell, C.P., Bickhart, D.M., Sonstegard, T.S. 2015. Effect of increasing the number of single-nucleotide polymorphisms from 60,000 to 85,000 in genomic evaluation of Holsteins. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):578(abstr. 537).

Genome-wide association study of fertility traits in dairy cattle using high-density single nucleotide polymorphism marker panels - (Abstract only)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Cole, J.B. 2015. Genome-wide association study of fertility traits in dairy cattle using high-density single nucleotide polymorphism marker panels. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):578(abstr. 538).

Using routinely recorded herd data to predict and benchmark herd and cow health status - (Abstract only)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Cole, J.B., Clay, J.S., Maltecca, C. 2015. Using routinely recorded herd data to predict and benchmark herd and cow health status. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(Suppl. 2)/Journal of Animal Science 93(Suppl. 3):815(abstr. 687).

RAPTR-SV: a hybrid method for the detection of structural variants Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Bickhart, D.M., Hutchison, J.L., Xu, L., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F., Reecy, J.M., Schroeder, S.G., Van Tassell, C.P., Sonstegard, T.S., Liu, G. 2015. RAPTR-SV: a hybrid method for the detection of structural variants. Bioinformatics. 31(13):2084-2090.

Impact of genomic collaboration and the need to continually improve methods - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Impact of genomic collaboration and the need to continually improve methods. Herd Conference. Bendigo, Australia, March 11-12, 3 pp.

Effect of reference population size and available ancestor genotypes on imputation of Mexican Holstein genotypes - (Peer reviewed journal)
Garcia-Ruiz, A., Ruiz-Lopez, F.J., Wiggans, G.R., Van Tassell, C.P., Montaldo, H.H. 2015. Effect of reference population size and available ancestor genotypes on imputation of Mexican Holstein genotypes. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(5):3478-3484.

Short communication: Improving accuracy of Jersey genomic evaluations in the United States and Denmark by sharing reference population bulls - (Peer reviewed journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Su, G., Cooper, T.A., Nielsen, U.S., Aamand, G., Guldbrandtsen, B., Lund, M., Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Short communication: Improving accuracy of Jersey genomic evaluations in the United States and Denmark by sharing reference population bulls. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(5):3508-3513.

Genomic prediction of disease occurrence using producer-recorded health data: A comparison of methods Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Tiezzi, F., Cole, J.B., Clay, J.S., Maltecca, C. 2015. Genomic prediction of disease occurrence using producer-recorded health data: A comparison of methods. Genetic Selection Evolution. 47:41.

selectSNP – An R package for selecting SNPs optimal for genetic evaluation - (Abstract only)
Wu, X., Mcquistan, A., Bauck, S., Wiggans, G.R. 2015. selectSNP – An R package for selecting SNPs optimal for genetic evaluation. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA, January 10-14, P0266.

The use of PacBio and Hi-C data in denovo assembly of the goat genome - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Koren, S., Phillippy, A.M., Smith, T.P., Burton, J.N., Llachko, I., Sayre, B.L., Huson, H.J., Schroeder, S.G., Van Tassell, C.P., Sonstegard, T.S. 2015. The use of PacBio and Hi-C data in denovo assembly of the goat genome. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA, January 10–14, W144.

Comparison of CNVs in Buffalo with other species - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Liu, G., International Water, B.A. 2015. Comparison of CNVs in Buffalo with other species. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA, January 10–14, W107.

Assessment of autozygosity in Nellore cows (Bos indicus) through high-density SNP genotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zavarez, L.B., Utsunomiya, Y.T., Carmo, A.S., Neves, H.H., Carvalheiro, R., Ferencakovic, M., Pérez O’Brien, A.M., Curik, I., Cole, J.B., Van Tassell, C.P., Silva, M.V., Sonstegard, T.S., Sölkner, J., Garcia, J.F. 2015. Assessment of autozygosity in Nellore cows (Bos indicus) through high-density SNP genotypes. Frontiers in Genetics. 6:5.

Short communication: Analysis of genomic predictor population for Holstein dairy cattle in the United States – Effects of sex and age - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Short communication: Analysis of genomic predictor population for Holstein dairy cattle in the United States – Effects of sex and age. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(4):2785-2788.

Rapid calculation of genomic evaluations for new animals - (Peer reviewed journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A. 2015. Rapid calculation of genomic evaluations for new animals. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(3):2039-2042.

A genome-wide association study for clinical mastitis in first parity US Holstein cows using a single-step approach and a genomic matrix re-weighting procedure Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Tiezzi, F., Parker Gaddis, K.L., Cole, J.B., Clay, J.S., Maltecca, C. 2015. A genome-wide association study for clinical mastitis in first parity US Holstein cows using a single-step approach and genomic matrix re-weighting procedure. PLoS One. 10(2):e0114919.

Genetic base changes for December 2014 - (Government publication)
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Wright, J.R., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Lawlor, T.J. 2014. Genetic base changes for December 2014. AIP Research Report BASE3(10-14).

Net merit as a measure of lifetime profit: 2014 revision - (Government publication)
Van Raden, P.M., Cole, J.B. 2014. Net merit as a measure of lifetime profit: 2014 revision. AIP Research Report NM$5 (10-14).

Invited review: overview of new traits and phenotyping strategies in dairy cattle with a focus on functional traits Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Egger-Danner, C., Cole, J.B., Pryce, J., Gengler, N., Heringstad, B., Stock, K., Bradley, A., Andrews, L. 2015. Invited review: overview of new traits and phenotyping strategies in dairy cattle with a focus on functional traits. Animal. 9(2):191-207.

Comparison of single-trait to multi-trait national evaluations for yield, health, and fertility - (Peer reviewed journal)
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Wright, J.R., Sun, C., Hutchison, J.L. 2014. Comparison of single-trait to multi-trait national evaluations for yield, health, and fertility. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(12):7952-7962.

Systems biology approaches to understanding conceptus elongation and early pregnancy loss - (Abstract only)
Spencer, T.E., Geary, T.W., Hansen, P.J., Neibergs, H., Dalton, J., Cole, J.B. 2014. Systems biology approaches to understanding conceptus elongation and early pregnancy loss. Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting. Grand Rapids, MI, July 19-23, abstr. 64. 2014.

Improvement of prediction ability for genomic selection of dairy cattle by including dominance effects Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M., Cole, J.B., O'Connell, J.R. 2014. Improvement of prediction ability for genomic selection of dairy cattle by including dominance effects. PLoS One. 9(8):e103934.

Dissection of genomic correlation matrices of US Holsteins using multivariate factor analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Macciotta, N., Dimauro, C., Null, D.J., Gaspa, G., Castellini, M., Cole, J.B. 2015. Dissection of genomic correlation matrices of US Holsteins using multivariate factor analysis. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 132(1):9-20.

ICAR guidelines for recording, evaluation and genetic improvement of female fertility in dairy cattle - (Book / chapter)
Andrews, L., Bradley, A.J., Cole, J.B., Egger-Danner, C., Gengler, N., Heringstad, B., Pryce, J., Stock, K., Strandberg, E. 2014. ICAR guidelines for recording, evaluation and genetic improvement of female fertility in dairy cattle. International Committee for Animal Recording Guidelines. Rome, Italy: International Committee for Animal Recording. 262–278 p.

The development of genomics applied to dairy breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Da Silva, M., Dos Santos, D.J., Boison, S.A., Utsunomiya, A.T., Do Carmo, A.S., Sonstegard, T.S., Cole, J.B., Van Tassell, C.P. 2014. The development of genomics applied to dairy breeding. Livestock Science. 166:66-75.

Including cow information in genomic prediction of Holstein dairy cattle in the US - (Proceedings)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M. 2014. Including cow information in genomic prediction of Holstein dairy cattle in the US. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Improving genomic prediction for Danish Jersey using a joint Danish-US reference population - (Proceedings)
Guosheng, S., Nielsen, U.S., Wiggans, G.R., Aamand, G.P., Guldbrandtsen, B., Lund, M.S. 2014. Improving genomic prediction for Danish Jersey using a joint Danish-US reference population. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Fast imputation using medium- or low-coverage sequence data - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., Sun, C. 2014. Fast imputation using medium- or low-coverage sequence data. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Increasing predictive ability using dominance in genomic selection - (Proceedings)
Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M., Cole, J.B., O'Connell, J.R. 2014. Increasing predictive ability using dominance in genomic selection. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Increasing the number of single nucleotide polymorphisms used in genomic evaluations of dairy cattle - (Proceedings)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Null, D.J., Van Raden, P.M. 2014. Increasing the number of single nucleotide polymorphisms used in genomic evaluations of dairy cattle. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Approximation of reliability of direct genomic breeding values - (Proceedings)
Sargolzaei, M., Schaeffer, L.R., Chesnais, J., Kistemaker, G., Wiggans, G.R., Schenkel, F.S. 2014. Approximation of reliability of direct genomic breeding values. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Using haplotypes to unravel the inheritance of Holstein coat color for a larger audience - (Proceedings)
Lawlor, T.J., Van Raden, P.M., Null, D.J., Levisee, J., Dorhorst, B. 2014. Using haplotypes to unravel the inheritance of Holstein coat color for a larger audience. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Impact of adding foreign genomic information on Mexican Holstein imputation - (Proceedings)
García-Ruiz, A., Ruiz-Lopez, F.J., Wiggans, G.R., Van Tassell, C.P., Montaldo, H. 2014. Impact of adding foreign genomic information on Mexican Holstein imputation. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes related to daughter pregnancy rate in Holstein cows - (Proceedings)
Ortega, M.S., Denicol, A.C., Null, D.J., Cole, J.B., Hansen, P.J. 2014. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes related to daughter pregnancy rate in Holstein cows. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 2 pp.

The hunt for a functional mutation affecting conformation and calving traits on chromosome 18 in Holstein cattle - (Proceedings)
Cole, J.B., Hutchison, J.L., Null, D.J., Van Raden, P.M., Liu, G., Schroeder, S.G., Smith, T.P., Sonstegard, T.S., Van Tassell, C.P., Bickhart, D.M. 2014. The hunt for a functional mutation affecting conformation and calving traits on chromosome 18 in Holstein cattle. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.

Using the whole read: structural variant detection using NGS data - (Proceedings)
Bickhart, D.M., Cole, J.B., Hutchison, J.L., Xu, L., Liu, G. 2014. Using the whole read: structural variant detection using NGS data. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 5 pp.

Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., Sun, C., Cooper, T.A., Null, D.J., Cole, J.B. 2014. Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation. International Committee on Animal Recording(ICAR). Proc. 39th Int. Comm. Anim. Recording Sess., Berlin, Germany, May 19–23, 4 pp.

Genetic improvement of dairy cattle - (Book / chapter)
Ducrocq, V., Wiggans, G.R. 2015. Genetic improvement of dairy cattle. In: Garrick, D.J., and Ruvinsky, A., editors. The Genetics of Cattle, 2nd edition. Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International. p. 371-396.

Calculation and delivery of US genomic evaluations for dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., Null, D.J., Hutchison, J.L., Meland, O.M., Tooker, M.E., Norman, H.D. 2014. Calculation and delivery of US genomic evaluations for dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(E-Suppl. 1):77–78 (abstr. 0152).

An updated version of lifetime net merit incorporating additional fertility traits and new economic values - (Abstract only)
Cole, J.B., Van Raden, P.M. 2014. An updated version of lifetime net merit incorporating additional fertility traits and new economic values. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(E-Suppl. 1):78 (abstr. 0153).

Multi-trait, multi-breed conception rate evaluations - (Abstract only)
Van Raden, P.M., Wright, J.R., Sun, C., Hutchison, J.L., Tooker, M.E. 2014. Multi-trait, multi-breed conception rate evaluations. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(E-Suppl. 1):472 (abstr. 0946/T044).

Determination of single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with subclinical ketosis in Jersey cattle - (Abstract only)
Fugate, R.T., Dauten, L.H., Wiggans, G.R., White, H.M. 2014. Determination of single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with subclinical ketosis in Jersey cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(E-Suppl. 1):472 (abstr. 0945/T043).

Development of a lifetime merit-based selection index for US dairy grazing systems Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Gay, K.D., Widmar, N.J., Nennich, T.D., Schinckel, A.P., Cole, J.B., Schutz, M.M. 2014. Development of a lifetime merit-based selection index for US dairy grazing systems. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(7):4568-4578.

Accuracy of genomic predictions in Bos indicus (Nellore) cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Neves, H.H., Carvalheiro, R., Perez O'Brien, A.M., Utsunomiya, Y.T., Do Carmo, A.S., Schenkel, F.S., Solkner, J., Ncewab, J.C., Van Tassell, C.P., Sonstegard, T.S., Cole, J.B., Da Silva, M.V., Queiroz, S.A., Garcia, J.F. 2014. Accuracy of genomic predictions in Bos indicus (Nellore) cattle. Genetic Selection Evolution. 46:17.

Genomic selection for producer-recorded health event data in US dairy cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Gaddis Parker, K., Cole, J.B., Clay, J., Maltecca, C. 2014. Genomic selection for producer-recorded health event data in US dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(5):3190-3199.

Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and discovery of a haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Null, D.J., Hutchison, J.L., Cole, J.B. 2014. Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and discovery of a haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(6):3878-3882.

Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., Sun, C., Cooper, T.A., Cole, J.B. 2014. Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation. International Committee on Animal Recording(ICAR). Proc. 39th Int. Comm. Anim. Recording Sess., Berlin, Germany, May 19–23, 4 pp.

The challenges and importance of structural variation detection in livestock - (Review article)
Bickhart, D.M., Liu, G. 2014. The challenges and importance of structural variation detection in livestock. Frontiers in Genetics. 5:37.

A genome-wide association study of calf birth weight in Holstein cattle using single nucleotide polymorphisms and phenotypes predicted from auxiliary traits Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cole, J.B., Waurich, B., Wensch-Dorendorf, M., Bickhart, D.M., Swalve, H.H. 2014. A genome-wide association study of calf birth weight in Holstein cattle using single nucleotide polymorphisms and phenotypes predicted from auxiliary traits. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(5):3156-3172.

Candidate causative mutation on BTA18 associated with calving and conformation traits in Holstein bulls - (Abstract only)
Cole, J.B., Hutchison, J.L., Null, D.J., Van Raden, P.M., Liu, G., Schroeder, S.G., Sonstegard, T.S., Van Tassell, C.P., Bickhart, D.M. 2014. Candidate causative mutation on BTA18 associated with calving and conformation traits in Holstein bulls. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. Plant Animal Genome XXII, San Diego, CA, Jan. 11–15, P1097.

The use of population-scale sequencing to identify CNVs impacting productive traits in different cattle breeds - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Xu, L., Hutchison, J.L., Sonstegard, T.S., Van Tassell, C.P., Schroeder, S.G., Garcia, J.F., Taylor, J.F., Schnabel, R.D., Lewin, H., Liu, G. 2014. The use of population-scale sequencing to identify CNVs impacting productive traits in different cattle breeds. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. Plant Animal Genome XXII, San Diego, CA, Jan. 11–15, P078.

Short communication: Use of young bulls in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Hutchison, J.L., Cole, J.B., Bickhart, D.M. 2014. Short communication: Use of young bulls in the United States. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(5):3213-3220.

Increasing long-term response by selecting for favorable minor alleles - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M. 2014. Increasing long-term response by selecting for favorable minor alleles. PLoS One. 9(2):e88510.

Application of the a posteriori granddaughter design to the Holstein genome Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Weller, J.I., Cole, J.B., Van Raden, P.M., Wiggans, G.R. 2014. Application of the a posteriori granddaughter design to the Holstein genome. Animal. 8(4):511-519.

Genetic evaluation of stillbirth in US Brown Swiss and Jersey cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Yao, C., Weigel, K.A., Cole, J.B. 2014. Genetic evaluation of stillbirth in US Brown Swiss and Jersey cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(4):2474-2480.

Increasing long term response by selecting for favorable minor alleles - (Proceedings)
Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M. 2013. Increasing long term response by selecting for favorable minor alleles. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 47:151-155.

Measuring genomic pre-selection in theory and in practice - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., Wright, J.R. 2013. Measuring genomic pre-selection in theory and in practice. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 47:147–150.

Mating programs including genomic relationships and dominance effects - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M., O'Connell, J.R., Weigel, K.A., Gianola, D. 2013. Mating programs including genomic relationships and dominance effects. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(10):8014-8023.

Application of a posteriori granddaughter and modified granddaughter designs to determine Holstein haplotype effects - (Peer reviewed journal)
Weller, J.I., Van Raden, P.M., Wiggans, G.R. 2013. Application of a posteriori granddaughter and modified granddaughter designs to determine Holstein haplotype effects. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(8)5376-5387.

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes associated with fertilizing ability of sperm and subsequent embryonic development in cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cochran, S.D., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Hansen, P.J. 2013. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes associated with fertilizing ability of sperm and subsequent embryonic development in cattle. Biology of Reproduction. 89(3):69.

Random forests approach for identifying additive and epistatic single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with residual feed intake in dairy cattle - (Peer reviewed journal)
Yao, C., Spurlock, D., Armentano, L., Page, D., Vandehaar, M., Bickhart, D.M., Weigel, K. 2013. Random forests approach for identifying additive and epistatic single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with residual feed intake in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(10):6716-6729.

Genome-wide association mapping for identification of quantitative trait loci for rectal temperature during heat stress in Holstein cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Dikmen, S., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Hansen, P.J. 2013. Genome-wide association mapping for identification of quantitative trait loci for rectal temperature during heat stress in Holstein cattle. PLoS One. 8(7):e69202.

We are making inroads on health and fitness traits - (Popular publication)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Maltecca, C., Cole, J.B. 2013. We are making inroads on health and fitness traits. Hoard's Dairyman. 158(12):455.

Standardization of health data – ICAR guidelines including health key - (Proceedings)
Stock, K., Cole, J.B., Pryce, J., Gengler, N., Bradley, A., Andrews, L., Heringstad, B., Egger-Danner, C. 2013. Standardization of health data. ICAR guidelines including health key. International Committee on Animal Recording(ICAR). Technical Series 17:75–81. 2013.

Discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes associated with fertility and production traits in Holstein cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cochran, S.D., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Hansen, P.J. 2013. Discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes associated with fertility and production traits in Holstein cattle. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 14:49.

Challenges and opportunities for farmer-recorded data in health and welfare selection - (Proceedings)
Maltecca, C., Parker Gaddis, K.L., Clay, J., Cole, J.B. 2013. Challenges and opportunities for farmer-recorded data in health and welfare selection. International Committee on Animal Recording(ICAR). Technical Series 17:87–96. 2013.

Genomic evaluation of health traits in dairy cattle - (Proceedings)
Cole, J.B., Parker Gaddis, K.L., Clay, J.S., Maltecca, C. 2013. Genomic evaluation of health traits in dairy cattle. International Committee on Animal Recording(ICAR). Technical Series 17:167-175.

Open source tools to exploit DNA sequence data from livestock species - (Proceedings)
Bickhart, D.M., Hutchison, J.L., Xu, L., Song, J., Liu, G. 2013. Open source tools to exploit DNA sequence data from livestock species. BARC Poster Day. p. 9, abstract 4.

Mating programs including genomic relationships and dominance effects - (Proceedings)
Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M., O'Connell, J.R. 2013. Mating programs including genomic relationships and dominance effects. BARC Poster Day. p. 46, abstract 41.

Changes in expression of CWC15 during preimplantation development in the bovine embryo - (Proceedings)
Ortega, M.S., Cole, J.B., Hansen, P.J. 2013. Changes in expression of CWC15 during preimplantation development in the bovine embryo. Animal Molecular and Cellular Biolology Research Symposium, Fernandina Beach, FL, Apr. 5-6, p. 25.

Application of a posteriori granddaughter and modified granddaughter designs to determine Holstein haplotype effects - (Abstract only)
Weller, J.I., Van Raden, P.M., Wiggans, G.R. 2013. Application of a posteriori granddaughter and modified granddaughter designs to determine Holstein haplotype effects. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):617 (abstr. 538).

Genomic evaluation and identification of haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Null, D.J., Hutchison, J.L. 2013. Genomic evaluation and identification of haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):74 (abstr. T206).

Using 90,113 single nucleotide polymorphisms in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M. 2013. Using 90,113 single nucleotide polymorphisms in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):617 (abstr. 539).

Tools to exploit sequence data to find new markers and disease loci in dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Bickhart, D.M., Harris, L., Liu, G. 2013. Tools to exploit sequence data to find new markers and disease loci in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):624 (abstr. 557).

Optimal age at first calving for U.S. dairy cattle - (Abstract only)
Cole, J.B., Hutchison, J.L., Bickhart, D.M., Null, D.J. 2013. Optimal age at first calving for U.S. dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):289–290 (abstr. W188).

Dissection of genomic correlation matrices using multivariate factor analysis in dairy and dual-purpose cattle breeds - (Abstract only)
Macciotta, N.P., Dimauro, C., Vicario, D., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J. 2013. Dissection of genomic correlation matrices using multivariate factor analysis in dairy and dual-purpose cattle breeds. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):618 (abstr. 541).

Mating programs including genomic relationships - (Abstract only)
Sun, C., Van Raden, P.M. 2013. Mating programs including genomic relationships. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):653 (abstr. 635).

Heritability estimates of performance and health traits of Holstein calves - (Abstract only)
Mousa, M.S., Seykora, A.J., Chester-Jones, H., Ziegler, D.M., Cole, J.B. 2013. Heritability estimates of performance and health traits of Holstein calves. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):291 (abstr. W194).

Trends in noncompliance with milk quality standards for Dairy Herd Improvement herds in the United States - (Abstract only)
Norman, H.D., Wright, J.R. 2013. Trends in noncompliance with milk quality standards for dairy herd improvement herds in the United States. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):603 (abstr. TH375).

Regression metamodels of an optimal genomic testing strategy in dairy cattle when selection intensity is low - (Abstract only)
De Vries, A., Cole, J.B., Galligan, D.T. 2013. Regression metamodels of an optimal genomic testing strategy in dairy cattle when selection intensity is low. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):74 (abstr. T207).

Breeding for polled dairy cows versus dehorning: Preliminary cost assessments & discussion - (Abstract only)
Widmar, N.O., Schutz, M.M., Cole, J.B. 2013. Breeding for polled dairy cows versus dehorning: Preliminary cost assessments & discussion. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):602 (abstr. TH373).

Analysis of health trait data from on-farm computer systems in the U.S. II: Comparison of genomic analyses including two-stage and single-step methods - (Abstract only)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Cole, J.B., Clay, J.S., Maltecca, C. 2013. Analysis of health trait data from on-farm computer systems in the U.S. II: Comparison of genomic analyses including two-stage and single-step methods. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):444 (abstr. 447).

Analysis of health trait data from on-farm computer systems in the U.S. I: Pedigree and genomic variance components estimation - (Abstract only)
Parker Gaddis, K.L., Cole, J.B., Clay, J.H., Maltecca, C. 2013. Analysis of health trait data from on-farm computer systems in the U.S. I: Pedigree and genomic variance components estimation. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):443–444 (abstr. 446).

Systems Biology in Animal Breeding: Identifying relationships among markers, genes, and phenotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cole, J.B., Lewis, R.M., Maltecca, C., Newman, S., Olson, K.M., Tait, R. 2013. Systems Biology in Animal Breeding: Identifying relationships among markers, genes, and phenotypes. Journal of Animal Science. 91(2):521-522.

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