NewsVolume Number May 23, 2018

New Expression for Somatic Cell Score Evaluations

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In October 2017, the Genetic Evaluation Board (GEB) of Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) recommended that the expression of SCS genetic evaluations be changed to be consistent with all other functional traits.  Following approval of this recommendation by the CDN Board of Directors, an implementation plan has been established with an effective date of December 2018. Let's take a closer look at the background and reasoning of this decision.