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REFERENCES

Ref.1

Format of field
Field type Description
0 Zero filler
A Alphanumeric data possible
P Packed decimal
X Numeric data only (use left zero fill)

Ref.4

See Ref.4 here --> https://queries.uscdcb.com/formats/ref.4.cfm


Ref.5

Location code
code Location Available Numbers
11 Maine 00-99
12 New Hampshire 00-99
13 Vermont 00-99
14 Massachusetts 00-99
15 Rhode Island 00-99
16 Connecticut 00-99
21 New York 00-99
22 New Jersey 00-99
23 Pennsylvania 00-99
28 Chile 00-99
31 Ohio 00-99
32 Indiana 00-99
33 Illinois 00-99
34 Michigan 00-99
35 Wisconsin 00-99
41 Minnesota 00-99
42 Iowa 00-99
43 Missouri 00-99
45 North Dakota 00-99
46 South Dakota 00-99
47 Nebraska 00-99
48 Kansas 00-99
50 Delaware 00-99
51 Maryland 00-99
52 Virginia 00-99
54 West Virginia 00-99
55 North Carolina 00-99
56 South Carolina 00-99
57 Georgia 00-99
58 Florida 00-99
59 Jamaica 00-09
59 West Indies 10-39
59 Dominican Republic 40-49
59 Virgin Islands 59
59 Korea 60
61 Kentucky 00-99
63 Tennessee 00-99
64 Alabama 00-99
65 Mississippi 00-99
66 Mexico 00-99
71 Arkansas 00-99
72 Louisiana 00-99
73 Oklahoma 00-99
74 Texas 00-99
75 Colombia 00-99
81 Montana 00-99
82 Idaho 00-99
83 Wyoming 00-99
84 Colorado 00-99
85 New Mexico 00-99
86 Arizona 00-99
87 Utah 00-99
88 Nevada 00-99
91 Washington 00-99
92 Oregon 00-99
93 California 00-99
94 Puerto Rico 00-99
95 Hawaii 00-99
96 Alaska 00-99

Ref.8

Days in milk > 999 should be reported as 999. Days in milk must be >= 7 (may be 6 for AM-PM plans).


Ref.9

Field should contain zeros if data not reported for number of days in milk field. Data field must be complete for whole lactation period.


Ref.10

The primary termination code stored in CDCB database will be the one reported with the date left herd if the cow is dry. In this case, the primary termination code associated with the high DIM will not be stored.
Primary termination code is more important than the secondary code described below.

Primary termination code
Destination
Group
Description Termination Code
Still in herd Lactation in progress or ended normally without an abortion 0
Lactation ended with an abortion at >=152 days and < 251 days (261 days for Brown Swiss) after conception, or aborted at >= 200 days in milk if no breeding date 8
Sold for dairy purposes Cow sold/transferred to another dairy alive to provide income from milk, calves, or embryos 2
Sold for slaughter or salvage Cow sold for locomotion problems (feet, legs, lameness) 1
Cow sold for poor production (low production not caused by other reasons) 3
Cow sold because of reproductive problems 4
Cow sold due to mastitis or high somatic cells 7
Cow sold due to udder problems (conformation or injury) 9
Cow sold due to undesirable conformation (other than udder) A
Cow sold due to aggressive behavior (undesirable temperament) B
Cow sold for any other reason, or reason not specified 5
Died Cow died on the dairy; downer cows that were euthanized should be included here 6
Secondary termination code
Reason sold Termination Code
No secondary reason given blank
Locomotion problems (feet, legs, lameness) 1
Poor production (low production not caused by other reasons) 3
Reproductive problems 4
Mastitis or high somatic cells 7
Udder problems (conformation or injury) 9
Undesirable conformation (other than udder) A
Aggressive behavior (undesirable temperament) B
Other reason, or reason not specified 5

Ref.12

Weight reporting codes
Code Weight
0 All weights in pounds
1 All weights in kilograms
2-9 Do not use

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not report weights in units other than pounds without first contacting CDCB.


Ref.13

Species codes Species
0 Dairy cattle
1 Dairy goat (must be used with goat breed codes)
2 Beef cattle (DO NOT USE -- internal use only)
3 Dairy sheep (DO NOT USE -- internal use only)
4-9 Do not use

Ref.16

DRPC
Code DRPC
01 Agritech Analytics (CA)
07 Dairy Records Management Systems
(Raleigh, NC, and Ames, IA)
09 Pennsylvania DHIA (PA)
10 Amelicor (ex DHI-PROVO) (UT)
12 AgSource Cooperative Services (WI)
13 USDA special input data
14 Mexico
15 Texas DHIA (TX)
DMS
Code DMS
51 North Carolina Dart System

Ref.19

Days milked 3X should reflect proportion of lactation credits computed from 3X test days; e.g., if test days are at 20, 50, and 80 days and 3X milking occurs in first two, then days 3X = 65.


Ref.20

Processing date is the date on which monthly test data for a herd was last processed unless records were corrected or altered after that date.
If records were corrected or altered after that date, the date on which the records were corrected or altered should be the processing date.
Processing date is not the date that the tape was cut.


Ref.24

See Multiple birth code


Ref.26

Privacy codes
Code Description
0 No restriction
9 Restricted; do not publicize

Ref.28

Sampling
Protocol
Supervised DHI (1) Supervised DHIR (2) Unsupervised (3) Supervised Commercial (4)
All milkings weighed
& sampled on test day
DHI 00 DHIR 20 DHI-OS 40 DHI-COMM 70
Less than all milkings weighed
& sampled on test day
DHI-AP 31 DHIR-AP 23 DHI-OS-AP 41 DHI-COMM-AP 71
All milkings weighed &
less than all milkings sampled on test day
DHI-APCS 02 DHIR-APCS 22 DHI-OS-APCS 42 DHI-COMM-APCS 72
All milkings weighed,
but no samples taken on test day
DHI-MO 33 --- DHI-OS-MO 43 DHI-COMM-MO 73
Less than all milkings weighed &
no samples taken on test day
DHI-MO-AP 34 --- DHI-OS-MO-AP 44 DHI-COMM-MO-AP 74
All milkings weighed, but no samples
taken on test day -
breed or bulk tank average used
--- --- DHI-OS-AC 45 ---
Less than all milkings weighed,
but no samples taken on test day
- breed or bulk tank average used
--- --- DHI-OS-APAC 46 ---

Notes:
(1) Supervised DHI test conducted by certified field tech/rep
(2) Supervised DHI test conducted by certified field tech/rep plus adherence to breed association rules
(3) Dairy producer weighs and samples milk on test day
(4) DHI field tech weighs and samples milk, but certain aspects of the uniform operating procedures are not followed


Ref.30

Field required. A ZIP code must be given for all U.S. addresses. (If ZIP = 00000, owner of bull assumed to have no name and address available.)


Ref.32

Elite-status codes
Code Description
(blank) Not elite or high ranking grade
E Elite (registered with high NM$)
H High ranking grade (grade with high NM$)
W Elite dual-registered Red and White Cattle Association/Holstein
animal with a Holstein percentile between 83 and 98.
(Please note: The elite Format 105 file will contain
a status of 'E' and the Red and White ID as the primary ID)

Ref.33

  • Males: Zeros if bull/buck not evaluated (blank if zero could be a legitimate value).
  • Females: Zeros if cow/doe has no usable lactations (blank if zero could be a legitimate value).

Ref.35

Bull status codes
Code Description
A Active AI
C Semen collected
F Foreign-sampled, semen available
G Genomically tested bull, at least 12 months of age, that will be marketed
I Inactive AI
L Limited use
N Non-AI
P Multiherd sampled

Ref.39

  • Percentile for bulls based on Net Merit $ (NM$) of active AI bulls of previous run.
    • Bulls with Net Merit above that of highest active AI bull have percentile of ++;
    • Bulls with Net Merit below that of lowest active AI bull have percentile of --.
    • Blank for bulls not evaluated.
  • Percentile for cows based on distribution of NM$ for registered cows evaluated that pass first stage of screening for breed (eligible cows).

Ref.41

If number of daughters = 0, no sire evaluation available


Ref.51

Linear type traits output order
Code Description
1 Final score (PTA at @96-98 in fmt40)
2 Stature (PTA at @128-130 in fmt40)
3 Strength
4 Dairy form
5 Foot angle
6 Rear legs (side view)
7 Body depth
8 Rump angle
9 Thurl width (not used by Red & White)
10 Fore udder attachment
11 Rear udder height
12 Rear udder width
13 Udder depth
14 Udder cleft
15 Front teat placement
16 Teat length

Ref.56

Verification codes
Code Description
blank No verification
1 Corrected record
2 Verified record; information appears unusual
but has been verified as correct
3 Delete erroneous data (dependent on record-type code)

Ref.63

Production verifying or detailing codes
code Description
0 Nothing unusual noted; production data present
1 All or some animals in herd milked 3X
2 Yield (milk and fat) correct although out of range of editing limits
3 Combination of codes 1 and 2
4 Fat percentage (derived from reported milk and fat) correct although higher or lower than normally expected
5 Combination of codes 1 and 4
6 All yields verified (milk, fat, and derived fat percentage; combination of codes 2 and 4)
7 Combination of codes 1 and 6
8-9 Not used

Ref.74

Record use codes
code Description
0 Herd record to be included in both herd-average and participation reports
5 Delete records for this herd and test date
7 Herd record to be included in herd-average report but not in participation report (e.g., herd discontinued testing after being on test >= 365 days)
8 Herd record to be included in participation report only (e.g., herd on test < 365 days)
9 Herd record not to be used for either herd-average or participation report (e.g., herd discontinued testing after being on test < 365 days)

Ref.75

Somatic cell score = log base 2 (SCC/100,000)+3.

Where SCC is cells per milliliter. Report linear scores of < 0.1 as 0.1. Use blanks to indicate a missing value.


Ref.76

Compute percentage cow-days 3X as:

[(cow-days 3X)/(cow-days on test)]*100.

If actual number of cow-days 3X is unknown, use all days for which production is computed from 3X sample day as number of cow-days 3X.


Ref.77

Compute percentage days open as:

(cow-days open)/(cow-days on test).

This information may be difficult to accumulate because of repeat breeding. Computing values at end of year instead of interval by interval may be easier. May report percentage of cows not pregnant on last sample day.


Ref.78

Average age at calving or kidding of all animals on test on test day.


Ref.81

Number of test days in this lactation not including estimated tests. This count includes tests in previous herds.


Ref.82

Alternatives for somatic cell scores that may be used:

Code Description
0 No somatic cell scores.
1 Simple lactation average of unadjusted somatic cell scores. Only scores for first 305 days in milk would be included in average.
2 Weighted lactation average of somatic cell scores. Weights would be those of Wiggans and Shook (JDS 70:2666, 1987). Scores would not be adjusted for stage or season. Positions 135-137 would contain the sum of the weights (reported as X.XX) instead of the number of tests as in code 1.
3 Weighted lactation average of adjusted somatic cell scores. Scores would be weighted after being adjusted for stage of lactation and season of test. Positions 135-137 would contain the sum of the weights (reported as X.XX) instead of the number of tests as in code 1.

Ref.83

Zeros if bull designation in reference 35 is non-AI or semen collected or if a buck evaluation.


Ref.85

Code Change type
0 No change in cow ID number or birth date
1 Cow ID number changed
2 Cow birth date changed
3 Both cow ID number and birth date changed
4 No change in sire or dam ID number
5 Sire ID number changed
6 Dam ID number changed
7 Both sire and dam ID numbers changed
8 Verified but unspecified change(s) in cow birth date, sire ID, and/or dam ID
9 Any identification change made electronically for administrative purposes

Ref.87

Sampling status:

Code Type Description
S Standard Sampling This code designates a bull which is sampled by distribution of semen to a minimum of 40 herds whose records qualify for USDA genetic evaluations.
O Other Sampling All bulls which are enrolled in the Cross Reference Program but are not described accurately by the above definition or are not assigned a sampling code by the time they are three years old will be coded O.

Ref.88

Month and day are zero if birth year came from pedigree for cows without records (complete birth date is known but only year reported). Year, month, and day are zero if animals had no pedigree data and no lactation data. (Outgoing data only)

An 'E' in the right-most position indicates that the birth date is estimated and should be indicated as such on the pedigree.

A '00' birth day indicates that the birth day is unknown and should be indicated as such on the pedigree. (Incoming data)


Ref.89

Evaluation code
Code Description
0 No evaluation; all cow's lactation records are not usable;
record included to provide location of daughter
1 Cow has evaluation; no lactation information included in evaluation
2 Cow has evaluation; records did not contribute to sire evaluation
3 Cow has evaluation; milk and fat but not protein records
contribute to sire evaluation
4 Cow has evaluation; milk, fat, and protein records
contribute to sire evaluation

Ref.90

Owner sampler (OS) data code
Code Description
blank No lactation information
0 Neither cow or dam had a first lactation
of predominately OS type-of-test (TOT)
1 Cow had a first lactation of predominately OS TOT
2 Dam had a first lactation of predominately OS TOT
3 Both cow and dam had a first lactation of predominately OS TOT

Ref.92

Event date origin code
Code Description
A Actual date known and reported
E Estimated date (i.e. Calculated date or herd test date reported)

Ref.94

Format-38 files are distributed by CDCB before active status is determined based on new evaluations. All bulls in active status at beginning of run are assigned inactive status.


Ref.95

Formats 105 and 38 are modified to adapt them for reporting goat evaluations. Most fields for fat and protein are multiplied by 10 for increased precision. Some data are not provided.

Detailed differences are as follows:

Format 105 Format 38
Fields always blank for goats - Changes in cow's information
- Changes in cow's ancestor information
- Cross Reference ID
- All fields reporting daughter pregnancy
rate (DPR), productive life (PL), and
somatic cell score (SCS)
- Cross Reference ID
- Short AI name
- Sampling status
- Current status
- Date bull entered AI
- NAAB bull controller number
- Number of NAAB codes
- NAAB codes
- All fields reporting daughter pregnancy rate (DPR), productive life (PL), somatic cell score (SCS), and sire conception rate (SCR)
- Recessive codes
Fields multiplied by 10
(i.e., +/-XX.X instead of +/-XXX)
- PA fat
- Yield deviation (YD) fat
- Predicted producing ability (PPA) fat
- PTA fat
- PA protein
- YD protein
- PPA protein
- PTA protein
- Daughter yield deviation (DYD) fat
- PA fat
- PTA fat
- DYD protein
- PA protein
- PTA protein
Fields with special meanings - PPA not guaranteed to be from the current herd. For a doe with records in more than one herd, a PPA is predicted for each herd. The one from
the herd with the lowest herd code is reported.
- Percentile present only for does born during 10 years preceding the run and is based on those does.
- Elite designation present for top 5% of does with percentiles, kidding date in the past 2 years, and last termination code indicating the doe still was alive.
- Percentile present only for bucks with daughters born during the 3 years preceding the year of the run and is based on those bucks

Ref.96

These fields have been added to Format4 so that it would be suitable for sharing data between the various cooperating organizations.
These fields will not be used when transmitting data between DRPC's and CDCB.


Ref.97

Code Description
0 Protein computed from total nitrogen content (includes nonprotein nitrogen)
1 True protein

Ref.98

These fields provide an indication of yield in this lactation relative to other cows in the same environment. The primary use is in establishing the merit of the cow's sire. Examples include difference from herd average, difference from contemporaries, and management group deviation.


Ref.100

Record code source identification
Code Description
B Identification source from breed association or VIP pedigree
D DRPC or other source

Ref.101

Percentage of animals completely identified [total number of cows with usable identification divided by number of cows, both based on last available sample day; usable animal identification means having all the following: valid cow and sire identification (registration or eartag number) and birth date].


Ref.102

Percentage of cows with an identification change (total number of cows with an identification change code divided by number of cows, both based on last available sample day).


Ref.103

Milk-recorded days (number of days on which one or more milk weights were recorded); in labor-efficient records if the test is a five day average, report 5 as the milk recorded days for such test.


Ref.107

Testing-method code
Code Description
0 Not used
1 Traditional testing
2 Labor-efficient record (LER)
3 Experimental plan

Ref.108

Supervision code
Code Description
0 Not used
1 Supervisor conducted test
2 Owner conducted test
3 Both supervisor and owner conducted test
4 Automated Milking System
5 Supervisor conducted test using electronic recording
6 Owner conducted test using electronic recording
7 Both supervisor and owner conducted test using electronic recording
8 Verification test not using electronic recording
9 Verification test using electronic recording

Ref.110

Code Description
C Record changed; originator notified of result
N Notification given; data accepted pending further evaluation
R Record rejected (may be resubmitted with a verification code if error can be verified)

Ref.111

Sex
Code Description
M Male
F Female

Ref.112

Code order Province-State order
AB Alberta ND North Dakota AL Alabama NY New York
AK Alaska NE Nebraska AK Alaska NM New Mexico
AL Alabama NF Newfoundland AB Alberta NH New Hampshire
AR Arkansas NH New Hampshire AZ Arizona NJ New Jersey
AZ Arizona NJ New Jersey AR Arkansas NB New Brunswick
BC British Columbia NM New Mexico BC British Columbia NF Newfoundland
CA California NS Nova Scotia CA California ND North Dakota
CO Colorado NT Northwest Territories CZ Canal Zone NC North Carolina
CT Connecticut NV Nevada CO Colorado NT Northwest Territories
CZ Canal Zone NY New York CT Connecticut NS Nova Scotia
DC District of Columbia OH Ohio DE Deleware OH Ohio
DE Delaware OK Oklahoma DC District of Columbia OK Oklahoma
FL Florida ON Ontario FL Florida ON Ontario
GA Georgia OR Oregon GA Georgia OR Oregon
GU Guam PA Pennsylvania GU Guam PA Pennsylvania
HI Hawaii PE Prince Edward Island HI Hawaii PE Prince Edward Island
IA Iowa PQ Quebec ID Idaho PR Puerto Rico
ID Idaho PR Puerto Rico IL Illinois PQ Quebec
IL Illinois RI Rhode Island IN Indiana RI Rhode Island
IN Indiana SC South Carolina IA Iowa SK Saskatchewan
KS Kansas SD South Dakota KS Kansas SD South Dakota
KY Kentucky SK Saskatchewan KY Kentucky SC South Carolina
LA Louisiana TN Tennessee LA Louisiana TN Tennessee
MA Massachusetts TX Texas ME Maine TX Texas
MB Manitoba UT Utah MB Manitoba UT Utah
MD Maryland VA Virginia MD Maryland VT Vermont
ME Maine VI Virgin Islands MA Massachusetts VI Virgin Islands
MI Michigan VT Vermont MI Michigan VA Virginia
MN Minnesota WA Washington MN Minnesota WA Washington
MO Missouri WI Wisconsin MS Mississippi WV West Virginia
MS Mississippi WV West Virginia MO Missouri WI Wisconsin
MT Montana WY Wyoming MT Montana WY Wyoming
NB New Brunswick YT Yukon NE Nebraska YT Yukon
NC North Carolina NV Nevada

Ref.113

Country codes (from: the RIPE Network Coordination Centre, in coordination with the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency, Berlin):

Code order
Abbr. Country RFID Abbr. Country RFID
ABW ARUBA 533 LBN LEBANON 422
AFG AFGHANISTAN 4 LBR LIBERIA 430
AGO ANGOLA 24 LBY LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA 434
AIA ANGUILLA 660 LCA SAINT LUCIA 662
ALB ALBANIA 8 LIE LIECHTENSTEIN 438
AND ANDORRA 20 LKA SRI LANKA 144
ANT NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 530 LSO LESOTHO 426
ARE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 784 LTU LITHUANIA 440
ARG ARGENTINA 32 LUX LUXEMBOURG 442
ARM ARMENIA 51 LVA LATVIA 428
ASM AMERICAN SAMOA 16 MAC MACAU 446
ATA ANTARCTICA 10 MAR MOROCCO 504
ATF FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES 260 MCO MONACO 492
ATG ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 28 MDA MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF 498
AUS AUSTRALIA 36 MDG MADAGASCAR 450
AUT AUSTRIA 40 MDV MALDIVES 462
AZE AZERBAIJAN 31 MEX MEXICO 484
BDI BURUNDI 108 MHL MARSHALL ISLANDS 584
BEL BELGIUM 56 MKD MACEDONIA 807
BEN BENIN 204 MLI MALI 466
BFA BURKINA FASO 854 MLT MALTA 470
BGD BANGLADESH 50 MMR MYANMAR 104
BGR BULGARIA 100 MNG MONGOLIA 496
BHR BAHRAIN 48 MNP NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS 580
BHS BAHAMAS 44 MOZ MOZAMBIQUE 508
BIH BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA 70 MRT MAURITANIA 478
BLR BELARUS 112 MSR MONTSERRAT 500
BLZ BELIZE 84 MTQ MARTINIQUE 474
BMU BERMUDA 60 MUS MAURITIUS 480
BOL BOLIVIA 68 MWI MALAWI 454
BRA BRAZIL 76 MYS MALAYSIA 458
BRB BARBADOS 52 MYT MAYOTTE 175
BRN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 96 NAM NAMIBIA 516
BTN BHUTAN 64 NCL NEW CALEDONIA 540
BVT BOUVET ISLAND 74 NER NIGER 562
BWA BOTSWANA 72 NFK NORFOLK ISLAND 574
CAF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 140 NGA NIGERIA 566
CAN CANADA 124 NIC NICARAGUA 558
CCK COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS 166 NIU NIUE 570
CHE SWITZERLAND 756 NLD NETHERLANDS 528
CHL CHILE 152 NOR NORWAY 578
CHN CHINA 156 NPL NEPAL 524
CIV COTE D'IVOIRE 384 NRU NAURU 520
CMR CAMEROON 120 NZL NEW ZEALAND 554
COD CONGO, Democratic Republic of 180 OMN OMAN 512
COG CONGO, People's Republic of 178 PAK PAKISTAN 586
COK COOK ISLANDS 184 PAN PANAMA 591
COL COLOMBIA 170 PCN PITCAIRN 612
COM COMOROS 174 PER PERU 604
CPV CAPE VERDE 132 PHL PHILIPPINES 608
CRI COSTA RICA 188 PLW PALAU 585
CRO Croatia (obsolete) PNG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 598
CSK Czech Rep. (obsolete) POL POLAND 616
CUB CUBA 192 PRI PUERTO RICO 630
CXR CHRISTMAS ISLAND 162 PRK KOREA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 408
CYM CAYMAN ISLANDS 136 PRT PORTUGAL 620
CYP CYPRUS 196 PRY PARAGUAY 600
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC 203 PSE PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, Occupied 275
DEU GERMANY 276 PYF FRENCH POLYNESIA 258
DJI DJIBOUTI 262 QAT QATAR 634
DMA DOMINICA 212 REU REUNION 638
DNK DENMARK 208 ROM Romania (obsolete)
DOM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 214 ROU ROMANIA 642
DZA ALGERIA 12 RUS RUSSIAN FEDERATION 643
ECU ECUADOR 218 RWA RWANDA 646
EGY EGYPT 818 SAU SAUDI ARABIA 682
ERI ERITREA 232 SDN SUDAN 736
ESH WESTERN SAHARA 732 SEN SENEGAL 686
ESP SPAIN 724 SGP SINGAPORE 702
EST ESTONIA 233 SGS S.GEORGIA AND S.SANDWICH ISLANDS 239
ETH ETHIOPIA 231 SHN ST. HELENA 654
FIN FINLAND 246 SJM SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN ISLANDS 744
FJI FIJI 242 SLB SOLOMON ISLANDS 90
FLK FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) 238 SLE SIERRA LEONE 694
FRA FRANCE 250 SLO Slovenia (obsolete)
FRO FAROE ISLANDS 234 SLV EL SALVADOR 222
FSM MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF 583 SMR SAN MARINO 674
FXX FRANCE, METROPOLITAN 249 SOM SOMALIA 706
GAB GABON 266 SPM ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON 666
GBR UNITED KINGDOM 826 SRB SERBIA 688
GEO GEORGIA 268 STP SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 678
GHA GHANA 288 SUR SURINAME 740
GIB GIBRALTAR 292 SVK SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic) 703
GIN GUINEA 324 SVN SLOVENIA 705
GLP GUADELOUPE 312 SWE SWEDEN 752
GMB GAMBIA 270 SWZ SWAZILAND 748
GNB GUINEA-BISSAU 624 SYC SEYCHELLES 690
GNQ EQUATORIAL GUINEA 226 SYR SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC 760
GRC GREECE 300 TCA TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 796
GRD GRENADA 308 TCD CHAD 148
GRL GREENLAND 304 TGO TOGO 768
GTM GUATEMALA 320 THA THAILAND 764
GUF FRENCH GUIANA 254 TJK TAJIKISTAN 762
GUM GUAM 316 TKL TOKELAU 772
GUY GUYANA 328 TKM TURKMENISTAN 795
HKG HONG KONG 344 TLS EAST TIMOR 626
HMD HEARD AND MC DONALD ISLANDS 334 TON TONGA 776
HND HONDURAS 340 TTO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 780
HRV CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska) 191 TUN TUNISIA 788
HTI HAITI 332 TUR TURKEY 792
HUN HUNGARY 348 TUV TUVALU 798
IDN INDONESIA 360 TWN TAIWAN 158
IJE Isle of Jersey (obsolete)* TZA TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF 834
IND INDIA 356 UGA UGANDA 800
IOT BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 86 UKR UKRAINE 804
IRL IRELAND 372 UMI UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS 581
IRN IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) 364 URY URUGUAY 858
IRQ IRAQ 368 USA UNITED STATES 840
ISL ICELAND 352 UZB UZBEKISTAN 860
ISR ISRAEL 376 VAT VATICAN CITY STATE (HOLY SEE) 336
ITA ITALY 380 VCT SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 670
JAM JAMAICA 388 VEN VENEZUELA 862
JEY Isle of JERSEY 832
JOR JORDAN 400 VGB VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH) 92
JPN JAPAN 392 VIR VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.) 850
KAZ KAZAKHSTAN 398 VNM VIET NAM 704
KEN KENYA 404 VUT VANUATU 548
KGZ KYRGYZSTAN 417 WLF WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS 876
KHM CAMBODIA 116 WSM SAMOA 882
KIR KIRIBATI 296 YEM YEMEN 887
KNA SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 659 YUG YUGOSLAVIA 891
KOR KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 410 ZAF SOUTH AFRICA 710
KWT KUWAIT 414 ZMB ZAMBIA 894
LAO LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 418 ZWE ZIMBABWE 716
Country order
Abbr. Country RFID Abbr. Country RFID
AFG AFGHANISTAN 4 LSO LESOTHO 426
ALB ALBANIA 8 LBR LIBERIA 430
DZA ALGERIA 12 LBY LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA 434
ASM AMERICAN SAMOA 16 LIE LIECHTENSTEIN 438
AND ANDORRA 20 LTU LITHUANIA 440
AGO ANGOLA 24 LUX LUXEMBOURG 442
AIA ANGUILLA 660 MAC MACAU 446
ATA ANTARCTICA 10 MKD MACEDONIA 807
ATG ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 28 MDG MADAGASCAR 450
ARG ARGENTINA 32 MWI MALAWI 454
ARM ARMENIA 51 MYS MALAYSIA 458
ABW ARUBA 533 MDV MALDIVES 462
AUS AUSTRALIA 36 MLI MALI 466
AUT AUSTRIA 40 MLT MALTA 470
AZE AZERBAIJAN 31 MHL MARSHALL ISLANDS 584
BHS BAHAMAS 44 MTQ MARTINIQUE 474
BHR BAHRAIN 48 MRT MAURITANIA 478
BGD BANGLADESH 50 MUS MAURITIUS 480
BRB BARBADOS 52 MYT MAYOTTE 175
BLR BELARUS 112 MEX MEXICO 484
BEL BELGIUM 56 FSM MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF 583
BLZ BELIZE 84 MDA MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF 498
BEN BENIN 204 MCO MONACO 492
BMU BERMUDA 60 MNG MONGOLIA 496
BTN BHUTAN 64 MSR MONTSERRAT 500
BOL BOLIVIA 68 MAR MOROCCO 504
BIH BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA 70 MOZ MOZAMBIQUE 508
BWA BOTSWANA 72 MMR MYANMAR 104
BVT BOUVET ISLAND 74 NAM NAMIBIA 516
BRA BRAZIL 76 NRU NAURU 520
IOT BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 86 NPL NEPAL 524
BRN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 96 NLD NETHERLANDS 528
BGR BULGARIA 100 ANT NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 530
BFA BURKINA FASO 854 NCL NEW CALEDONIA 540
BDI BURUNDI 108 NZL NEW ZEALAND 554
KHM CAMBODIA 116 NIC NICARAGUA 558
CMR CAMEROON 120 NER NIGER 562
CAN CANADA 124 NGA NIGERIA 566
CPV CAPE VERDE 132 NIU NIUE 570
CYM CAYMAN ISLANDS 136 NFK NORFOLK ISLAND 574
CAF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 140 MNP NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS 580
TCD CHAD 148 NOR NORWAY 578
CHL CHILE 152 OMN OMAN 512
CHN CHINA 156 PAK PAKISTAN 586
CXR CHRISTMAS ISLAND 162 PLW PALAU 585
CCK COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS 166 PSE PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, Occupied 275
COL COLOMBIA 170 PAN PANAMA 591
COM COMOROS 174 PNG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 598
COD CONGO 180 PRY PARAGUAY 600
COG CONGO, People's Republic of 178 PER PERU 604
COK COOK ISLANDS 184 PHL PHILIPPINES 608
CRI COSTA RICA 188 PCN PITCAIRN 612
CIV COTE D'IVOIRE 384 POL POLAND 616
HRV CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska) 191 PRT PORTUGAL 620
CUB CUBA 192 PRI PUERTO RICO 630
CYP CYPRUS 196 QAT QATAR 634
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC 203 REU REUNION 638
CRO Croatia (obsolete) ROU ROMANIA 642
CSK Czech Rep. (obsolete) RUS RUSSIAN FEDERATION 643
DNK DENMARK 208 RWA RWANDA 646
DJI DJIBOUTI 262 ROM Romania (obsolete)
DMA DOMINICA 212 KNA SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 659
DOM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 214 LCA SAINT LUCIA 662
TLS EAST TIMOR 626 VCT SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 670
ECU ECUADOR 218 WSM SAMOA 882
EGY EGYPT 818 SMR SAN MARINO 674
SLV EL SALVADOR 222 STP SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 678
GNQ EQUATORIAL GUINEA 226 SAU SAUDI ARABIA 682
ERI ERITREA 232 SEN SENEGAL 686
EST ESTONIA 233 SYC SEYCHELLES 690
ETH ETHIOPIA 231 SLE SIERRA LEONE 694
FLK FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) 238 SGP SINGAPORE 702
FRO FAROE ISLANDS 234 SVK SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic) 703
FJI FIJI 242 SVN SLOVENIA 705
FIN FINLAND 246 SLB SOLOMON ISLANDS 90
FRA FRANCE 250 SOM SOMALIA 706
FXX FRANCE, METROPOLITAN 249 ZAF SOUTH AFRICA 710
GUF FRENCH GUIANA 254 SGS S.GEORGIA AND S.SANDWICH ISLANDS 239
PYF FRENCH POLYNESIA 258 ESP SPAIN 724
ATF FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES 260 LKA SRI LANKA 144
GAB GABON 266 SHN ST. HELENA 654
GMB GAMBIA 270 SPM ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON 666
GEO GEORGIA 268 SDN SUDAN 736
DEU GERMANY 276 SUR SURINAME 740
GHA GHANA 288 SJM SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN ISLANDS 744
GIB GIBRALTAR 292 SWZ SWAZILAND 748
GRC GREECE 300 SWE SWEDEN 752
GRL GREENLAND 304 CHE SWITZERLAND 756
GRD GRENADA 308 SYR SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC 760
GLP GUADELOUPE 312 SLO Slovenia (obsolete)
GUM GUAM 316 TWN TAIWAN 158
GTM GUATEMALA 320 TJK TAJIKISTAN 762
GIN GUINEA 324 TZA TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF 834
GNB GUINEA-BISSAU 624 THA THAILAND 764
GUY GUYANA 328 TGO TOGO 768
HTI HAITI 332 TKL TOKELAU 772
HMD HEARD AND MC DONALD ISLANDS 334 TON TONGA 776
HND HONDURAS 340 TTO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 780
HKG HONG KONG 344 TUN TUNISIA 788
HUN HUNGARY 348 TUR TURKEY 792
ISL ICELAND 352 TKM TURKMENISTAN 795
IND INDIA 356 TCA TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 796
IDN INDONESIA 360 TUV TUVALU 798
IRN IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) 364 UGA UGANDA 800
IRQ IRAQ 368 UKR UKRAINE 804
IRL IRELAND 372 ARE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 784
ISR ISRAEL 376 GBR UNITED KINGDOM 826
ITA ITALY 380 USA UNITED STATES 840
JEY Isle of JERSEY 832
IJE Isle of Jersey (obsolete)* UMI UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS 581
JAM JAMAICA 388 URY URUGUAY 858
JPN JAPAN 392 UZB UZBEKISTAN 860
JOR JORDAN 400 VUT VANUATU 548
KAZ KAZAKHSTAN 398 VAT VATICAN CITY STATE (HOLY SEE) 336
KEN KENYA 404 VEN VENEZUELA 862
KIR KIRIBATI 296 VNM VIET NAM 704
PRK KOREA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 408 VGB VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH) 92
KOR KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 410 VIR VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.) 850
KWT KUWAIT 414 WLF WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS 876
KGZ KYRGYZSTAN 417 ESH WESTERN SAHARA 732
LAO LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 418 YEM YEMEN 887
LVA LATVIA 428 YUG YUGOSLAVIA 891
LBN LEBANON 422 ZMB ZAMBIA 894
ZWE ZIMBABWE 716

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Error codes for lactation and pedigree records. Detailed descriptions of error codes are available on CDCB Error Documentation page.


Ref.115

Code Description
0 Field not used
1 Both milk weight and components recorded
2 Milk components estimated or not recorded
3 Both milk weight and components estimated or not recorded
4 Cow sick on test day
5 Delete this test day
6 Force update of milking frequency for this test day
7 Herd not enrolled in DHI in the US when this data was recorded

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Last test-day percentage of milk shipped; calculated as:

[(herd test-day milk yield/(milk shipped)]*100 
(rounded to one decimal place)

where:
*herd test-day milk yield*=sum of test-day milk yields for all cows in herd
*milk shipped*=bulk tank milk weight adjusted to a daily basis

(NCDHIP Rules, Appendix 2, state that the bulk tank weight shall be estimated by bulk tank pickup weights for three shipments immediately prior to the test date).


Ref.117

Information on codes is available at the National DHIA/QCS website


Ref.118

The primary use for this field is to indicate weighing device certification. Failure to meet other aspects of QC should also be indicated by assigning a value of 2.

Quality certification (QC) status
code Description
0 Coding not implemented
1 Meters are certified and all other aspects of field service meet QC (qualify for genetic evaluation)
2 Meters are certified but some other aspect of field service does not meet QC
3 Meters are not certified even though all other aspects of field service meet QC
4 Neither meter certification nor remaining aspects of field service meet QC

Ref.119

Note that CDCB does not allow all abbreviations or RFID codes. To see the full list of accepted International IDs please see: Currently accepted country codes

Country codes are used in animal ID
Abbrev. Country RFID code
ARG Argentina 32
AUS Australia 36
AUT Austria 40
BEL Belgium 56
BGR Bulgaria 100
BRA Brazil 76
CAN Canada 124
CHE Switzerland 756
CHL Chile 152
CRI Costa Rica 188
CZE Czech Republic 203
DEU Germany 276
DNK Denmark 208
DOM Dominican Republic 214
ESP Spain 724
EST Estonia 233
FIN Finland 246
FRA France 250
GBR Great Britain 826
GRC Greece 300
GTM Guatemala 320
HRV Croatia 191
HUN Hungary 348
IDN Indonesia 360
IND India 356
IRN Iran 364
IRL Ireland 372
ISR Israel 376
ITA Italy 380
JEY Isle of Jersey 832
JPN Japan 392
KEN Kenya 404
KAZ Kazakhstan 398
KOR South Korea 410
LTU Lithuania 440
LUX Luxembourg 442
LVA Latvia 428
MEX Mexico 484
NLD Netherlands 528
NOR Norway 578
NZL New Zealand 554
PAK Pakistan 586
PER Peru 604
POL Poland 616
PRT Portugal 620
PRY Paraguay 600
ROU Romania 642
RUS Russia 643
SAU Saudi Arabia 682
SRB Serbia 688
SVK Slovak Republic 703
SVN Slovenia 705
SWE Sweden 752
TUN Tunisia 788
USA United States 840
VNM Vietnam 704
YUG Yugoslavia 891
ZAF South African Rep. 710
ZWE Zimbabwe 716
Population codes used by Interbull
Abbrev. Country
BEL Walloon part of Belgium
CHE Swiss Black & White Holstein
CHR Swiss Red Holstein
DEU Germany + Austria + Luxembourg
DNR Danish Red & White
FRR French Pie Rouge
NLD The Netherlands + Flemish part of Belgium
DEA Germany + Austria
DFS Denmark + Finland + Sweden
FRM France Montbeliarde
FRA France Simmental

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Source code Source Valid uses
B Breed association Format 1 (pedigree data)
D DRPC Format 4 (lactation data)
Format 4 (male pedigree data - changed to format 1 with source 'R')
Format 5 (reporductive data)
Format 6 (health data)
N NAAB, studs, and other non-breed requestors Format 1 (pedigree data)
I Interbull Format 1 (pedigree data)
A AIPL Format 1 (pedigree data)
C AIPL internal use only Format 4 (calving ease lactation data)
Format 4 (male pedigree data - changed to format 1 with source 'E')

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Allowed record types:

  • X: Cross-reference record (if full pedigree information present, it should be submitted as record type P); information needed is:
    • Breed code of animal (most recent breed code of animal)
    • Country code of animal (most recent country code of animal)
    • Identification number of animal (most recent identification of animal)
    • Breed code of sire
    • Country code of sire
    • Identification number of sire
    • Breed code of dam
    • Country code of dam
    • Identification of dam
    • Record verification or correction code
    • Birth date of animal
    • Version code
    • Species code of animal
    • Sex code of animal
    • Source code
    • Other breed code of animal
    • Other country code of animal
    • Other identification number of animal
  • P: Pedigree record (may be used to submit cross-reference data, but all information applies; if other breed code and other identification number does not apply, fill these with blanks)
  • C: Clone record (if full pedigree information is present, it will be used along with cloning information); information needed is:
    • Breed code of animal
    • Country code of animal
    • Identification number of animal
    • Record verification or correction code
    • Birth date of animal
    • Version code
    • Species code of animal
    • Sex code of animal
    • Source code
    • Breed code of animal
    • Other identification number of animal (genetic identification nuclear source animal)
  • L: Lactation data
  • R: Re-identification only; Use only if animal identification was originally incorrectly entered. Animal identification and other identification number must be similar. Pedigree information must be the same.
  • B: Reproductive record
  • D: Delete animal pedigree record
  • G: Genomic record; Columns 54-70 contain the sample ID. If left blank, an 18-byte ID is supplied (i.e. – HOUSAF123456789012)
  • H: Health record
  • N: Delete clone record
  • Y: Delete cross-reference record
  • F: Internal AIPL use only
  • U: Reassigns genotype to a different animal. Provide pedigree of new animal and sample ID of genotype being reassigned. Can only be used by the nominators of the genotype being reassigned. All other data from a G type record should be provided.

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Verification code Explanation
0 No correction or verification
(record does not include any corrections or does not require any special override / verification)
1 Identification in record replaces any previously reported information for animal (correction code)
2 Identification correct although somewhat unusual (verification code)
5 Nomination of animal without verification of pedigree (except birth)
No correction of existing pedigree. (For use with record type G only) INTERNAL USE ONLY
6 Change dam's service sire to match sire
7 Sire verified unknown (Breed associations only)
8 Dam verified unknown (Breed associations only)
9 Sire and dam verified unknown (Breed associations only)

Ref.123

Code Lactation record type
0 Record that has been completed (cow dried off) or terminated due to cow leaving the herd or having an abortion at >= 152 days from last breeding or at >= 200 days in milk if no breeding date.
1 Record in progress (including > 305 days in milk)
2 Record truncated at 305 or 365 days in milk
4 Donor dam (milk yield not required)
5 Delete all records for a cow
6 Delete all records with matching herd information
7 Delete all records with matching calving information
8 Delete one test day record with matching calving, herd, and DIM.
9 Delete all records with matching calving and herd information
A Change the lactation DIM for matching cow, calving, and herd and delete all test days and reproductive events with DIM greater than the input DIM (@136-138). When used in a format 5 record, only reproductive events with dates greater than the input date (@139-146), in the one required segment, will be deleted.
P No production data provided
T Allows for submission of termination code, left herd date, or barn name for heifers

Ref.124

Code Lactation verification code
0 No correction or verification
1 Corrected lactation or production data
2 Verified lactation or production data
3 Verified cow control number

Ref.125

Codes for usability of this yield evaluation
Code Description
(blank) Domestic (official status not determined)
0 Domestic and official
1 Interbull and official, includes national data
2 Interbull and official, foreign data only, bull has no national evaluation
3 Interbull and official, foreign data only, bull has national evaluation
4 Interbull and not official, includes national data
5 Interbull and not official, foreign data only, bull has national evaluation

Ref.126

If last 4 digits of a U.S. ZIP code are not available, leave blank. Foreign postal codes should be left justified.


Ref.127

This field should represent values as of last sample date.


Ref.128

This field should represent an average over the previous 365 days. It is the total yearly trait total for the herd divided by the total cow-days for the year times 365. The trait value and cow days are accumulated by test intervals. For the oldest test interval which spans the 365 day period, the trait value portion which accumulates exactly 365 days is used. No adjustments are made for age, stage of lactation, number of dry cows, or length of the dry period. Best prediction is not used.


Ref.129

This field should represent totals for a 365 day period ending on last test day.


Ref.130

Ayrshire Breeders Association
Registry status Definition
OA First generation grade up animals. Only females can have registry status OA. These animals are currently identified with registration numbers in the 369 series.
PR Second generation grade up animals. Only females can have registry status PR. These animals are currently identified with registration numbers in the 379 series.
HR Fully registered males and females. Third generation grade up animals will also contain an "HR" registry status.
XX Foreign registered animals.
Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association
Registry status Definition
RF Initial grade up animal. Only females are eligible for this program. One parent must be a registered Brown Swiss and the second parent can be any dairy animal. Thus, these may be crossbred animals but will be at least 50% Brown Swiss. Please note that not all animals must start with this step, as characteristic grade Brown Swiss may go directly into the ID step.
ID Will be the next step which may be either (a) an offspring (IDR) of a RF dam and a registered Brown Swiss sire or may be (b) an identified and inspected grade Brown Swiss (ID) (original animal) possessing typical Brown Swiss color and characteristics. These females (b) would have either unknown Brown Swiss parents or may have one registered parent. Only females are eligible for this program step.
IE Will be the next step which will always have an ID or IDR dam and a registered Brown Swiss sire. Again only females are eligible for this step.
HR Will be for fully registered animals. The dam may be either an IE or HR registry status animal. If the dam is an IE, only female offspring may be registered and they will carry a CIE prefix. The sire will always be HR status and Brown Swiss.
NOTE: All registration levels now use the same registration numbering system. Animals assinged numbers by Brown Swiss have an eight digit American ID number beginning with 68xxxxxx. Other official AIN numbering series assigned to other breeds as well as the 840 RFID numbers are acceptable.
American Guernsey Association
Registry status Definition
RF Recorded Female - Initial grade up animal. Only females with no genetic abnormalities are eligible for this program. She must have one purebred Guernsey parent (registered or unregistered) and the other parent must be a dairy animal.
GT Guernsey Type - This generation requires Guernsey appearance. This female must be sired by a purebred Guernsey bull out of an RF animal. The animal in this step must be a minimum 75% Guernsey. If adequate records are provided the initial animal may enter as a GT animal.
PR Provisional Register - A female out of an GT female sired by a registered Guernsey bull. The animal in this step must be minimum 87% Guernsey.
GR Genetic Recovery - A female out of a PR female and a registered Guernsey bull. The animal in this step must be minimum 94% Guernsey. Bulls may be registered out of animals in this step. Animals in the GR step are eligible for National Production Awards and National Shows.
HR Fully registered males and females.
Holstein Association
Registry status Definition
00-99 Indicates percent Registered Holstein Ancestry (RHA), i.e., the percentage of registered Holstein lineage. Animals of 87% RHA or higher are eligible for all Holstein awards and recognition programs.
** Indicates 100 percent Registered Holstein Ancestry (RHA).
American Jersey Cattle Association
Registry status Definition
01 Generation Count 1. This definition was published by AJCA and is effective March 11, 2017
02 Generation Count 2
03 Generation Count 3
04 Generation Count 4
05 Generation Count 5
06 Generation Count 6
HR Herd Register. Animals with Herd Register (HR) status have seven (7) or more unbroken generations of known Jersey ancestors that are recorded by AJCA
Red and White Cattle Breeders Association
Registry status Definition
WW Registered with the Red and White Cattle Breeders Association
Registry Status (Purity) assigned by Canada
Registry status Definition
PB Purebred
94 Registered 94% pure
87 Registered 87% pure
75 Registered 75% pure
50 Registered 50% pure
BB Recorded base animal
XX Recorded cross breed
00-99 Early records may contain any value for % purity
Composite Dairy Cattle Registry
Registry status Definition
CD Fleckvieh (FL), Montbeliarde (MO), Norwegian Red (NR), Lineback (LD), and Swedish Red and White (SR) animals registered with Composite Dairy Cattle Registry.
For all breeds
Registry status Definition
blank Grade animal, or registry status unknown.
American Dairy Goat Association
Registry status Definition
PB Purebred registered males and females of all U.S. recongnized dairy goat breeds
AM American registered males and females of all U.S. reconginzed dairy goat breeds. Animals are 87.5% of a single breed and meet breed type. Historically, these were indicated with a leading "A" or "18" in the ID
RG Recorded grade females of all U.S. reconginzed dairy goat breeds. First, second, and third generation grade up animals of all U.S. reconginzed dairy goat breeds, including Experimental breeds. Historically, these were indicated with a "G" in the ID
BR Males and females re-registered from the British registry of Alpine, Saanen, and Toggenburg dairy goat breeds. Historically, these were indicated with a leading "19" in the ID
ER Experimental registry for males and females. Product of mating PB, AM, and BR parents of different breeds, or straightbred offspring that do not meet breed type

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Foreign contribution code
Code Description
0 No foreign contribution
1 Contribution from Interbull sire
2 Contribution from foreign dam
3 Contribution from both an Interbull sire, and a foreign dam
4 Evaluation is converted from another country

Ref.132

Stage of lactation codes
code Description
0 Milking
1 Milking but stale
2 Dry
3 Dry but springing

Ref.133

Type data action codes
code Description
0 Normal
1 Replace
2 Delete

Ref.134

Length of record code
Code Description
0 pos. 1-166 (Evaluation and production information)
1 pos. 1-298 (includes additional phenotypic data)
2 pos. 1-507

Ref.135

NAAB transaction code
code Description
A Add NAAB cross-reference
D Delete NAAB cross-reference
P Primary NAAB cross-reference
(same as add, except that it will
be used as the primary code)

Ref.136

Codes for source of this SCS evaluation
Code Description
0 Domestic evaluation
2 Interbull and official

Ref.143

Evaluation source codes
Code Description
I Interbull
D Domestic
P Pedigree
C Covariance with other calving trait

Ref.144

Code Description
0 Lactation started with a normal calving
1 Lactation started with an abortion (including induced abortions)
2 Fresh date field does not contain actual calving date (e.g. date entered herd, or date of hormonal induction of lactation)
8 Birth date is stored in calving date column to store events before first calving. The lactation number is set to 0.
9 No lactation information has been received for this cow/calving date/herd code combination

Note: Records coded with a '1' or '2' will not be used for genetic evaluations. Codes '8' and '9' are for AIPL internal use only and only to store data and for web display purposes.


Ref.145

Field is blank when this evaluation record is based only on information provided by Interbull and is for a bull not enrolled with NAAB. For bulls with an evaluation from Interbull, fields reporting daughter information are based only on USA daughters, or are blank if the bull has fewer than 10 USA daughters.


Ref.146

Code Description
0 Not checked or uncertain
1 Confirmed pregnant
2 Confirmed not pregnant
3 Delete conception date

Ref.147

Breeding Event Type Codes
Code Description
H Observed in estrus (heat) but not inseminated
S Synchronized estrus event (injection or other methods)
A Artificial insemination (AI breeding with traditional (non-gender select) semen)
N Natural service breeding
E Embryo donation
I Embryo implantation (reporting sire of embryo)
J Embryo implantation (reporting dam of embryo)
P Confirmed pregnant
O Confirmed not pregnant (open)
X Cow given a "do not breed" designation
D Delete event(s) for this "date of event"
B Breeding (for CDCB use only)
G AI breeding with Gender selected semen
Fields to Report Based on Event Type
Event
Type
Date of
Event
Event Date
Origin Code
Within
Event
Seq. #
Service
Sire ID
H
S
A
N
E
I
J
P
O
X
D
G

Ref.148

Brown Swiss genetic codes
Code Type Description
A Recessive Syndrome of arachnomelia and arthrogryposis (SAA; spiderleg)
A* Recessive Syndrome of arachnomelia and arthrogryposis (SAA) through DNA marker testing
TA Tested free of SAA
D Recessive Spinal dysmyelination (SDM)
D* Recessive Spinal dysmyelination (SDM) through DNA marker testing
TD Tested free of SDM
M Recessive Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) through affected offspring or gene test
M* Recessive SMA through DNA marker testing
TM Tested free of SMA
W Recessive Weaver syndrome (bovine progressive degenerative myeloencephalopathy)
W* Recessive Weaver syndrome through affected offspring1
TW Tested free of Weaver syndrome
Jersey genetic codes
LL Recessive Limber leg
RVC Recessive Rectovaginal constriction
Holstein genetic codes
BD Recessive Bulldog
BL Recessive Bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (BLAD)
TL Tested free of BLAD
CV Recessive Complex vertebral malformation (CVM)
TV Tested free of CVM
DF Recessive (1) Dwarfism
DP Recessive Deficiency of uridine monophosphate synthase (DUMPS)
TD Tested free of DUMPS
HL Recessive (1) Hairless
IS Recessive (1) Imperfect skin
MF Recessive Mulefoot (syndactylism)
TM Tested free of mulefoot
PC Dominant Tested heterozygous polled
PO Dominant Observed polled
PG Recessive (1) Prolonged gestation
PP Dominant Tested homozygous polled
TP Dominant Tested free of the polled condition (horned)
PT Recessive Pink tooth (porphyria)
RC Recessive Red hair color
B/R Recessive Black/red hair color
TR Tested free of red hair color
BY Recessive Brachyspina
TY Tested free of brachyspina
CD Recessive Cholesterol deficiency
TC Tested free of cholesterol deficiency
DR1 Dominant Tested Heterozygous for Dominant Red
DR2 Dominant Tested Homozygous for Dominant Red

(1) Discontinued by HAUSA in March, 2012


Ref.149

A pedigree is considered 100% complete if all paths trace back to an ancestor born before 1970, or if the animal itself is born before 1970. The base of 1970 for completeness was chosen instead of the 1960 base for inbreeding calculations because some pedigree data from the early 1960's is available only in printed herdbooks and not electronically. The choice of 1970 resulted in a completeness of 100% for most registered animals. Pedigree completeness is 0% if both parents are unknown, and 50% if one parent is unknown and the other has a complete pedigree. This definition of pedigree completeness is similar to the percentage of registered Holstein ancestry (RHA) calculated by Holstein USA, except that all ancestors contribute instead of just registered ancestors. Cassell et al (2003 J. Dairy Sci. 86:2967) defined a similar measure. Breeders can use this field to monitor record-keeping at the herd level and compare the completeness of pedigree files available locally to those available nationally or internationally.


Ref.150

Interbull preferred code
Code Description
blank Duplicate record used to report Red and White ID's for bulls that are
also registered as Holsteins. Dual-registered bulls have two records
in the format 38 file and all fields are identical except for
the Bull ID and NAAB Code fields (obsolete February 2007)
0 Neither the primary ID nor the secondary ID is preferred by Interbull
1 The bull's primary ID is preferred by Interbull
2 The bull's second (dual registration) ID is preferred by Interbull
Clonal source of evaluation
3 The bull is a clone whose genetic evaluation, number of daughters, etc.
was copied from the animal whose ID is given in columns 530-546

Ref.151

Code Description
0 No information
1 Single birth
2 Twins
3 Triplets
4 4 or more progeny

Ref.152

Source of this PL evaluation
Code Description
0 Domestic evaluation (combines direct longevity and correlated traits measured in USA)
1 Evaluation includes correlated traits from Interbull but no direct longevity from Interbull
2 Evaluation combines direct longevity from Interbull and correlated traits from Interbull

Ref.153

Officiality of service sire calving ease (SCE)
and daughter calving ease (DCE) evaluations:
Code Description
Y Official (see "Note 1")
N Not official
P Part of simultanious progeny test program,
but standards for national publication not met

Note 1: Interbull is official if it includes US or includes more information than the national evaluation


Ref.154

Blank if no evidence of crossbreeding within 8 generations. For F1 animals, the predominate breed code is assumed to be the breed code of the sire.


Ref.155

A six character date (YYMMDD) indicating when the cow left the herd and is not expected to return. Report '00' for year 2000, '99' for 1999. etc. Fill field with blanks when no date to report.


Ref.156

Usability code for Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR)
Code Description
0 Domestic and official
1 Interbull and not official because Domestic record is official
2 Interbull and official

Ref.160

Genomics indicator code
Code Description
0 No genomics included in evaluation
1 Animal was genotyped and evaluation was computed using it's genotype
2 Evaluation includes information from genotypes (or imputed genotypes) of ancestors, but the animal was not genotyped
3 Animal's genotype was imputed from progeny and the imputed genotype was used in the evaluation

Ref.161

For more information, please see National DHIA/QCS website


Ref.162

Chip type
Name Code Description
00 Imputed dam
50K 01 50K
50K_V2 02 50K (version 2)
3K 03 3K
HD 04 Illumina 777K
05 Affymetrix 648K
LD 06 BovineLD 7K
GGP 07 GeneSeek Genomic Profiler 8K
GHD 08 GeneSeek Genomic Profiler HD
GP2 09 GeneSeek Genomic Profiler (version 2)
ZLD 10 Zoetis Low Density
ZMD 11 Zoetis Medium Density
ELD 12 EuroGenomics Low Density
LD2 13 BovineLD 7K (version 2)
GP3 14 GeneSeek Genomic Profiler (version 3)
ZL2 15 Zoetis LD (Version 2)
ZM2 16 Zoetis Medium Density (version 2)
GH2 17 GGP Bovine 150K
G7K 18 GGP Bovine 7K, Replaced G4K, GGP Bovine 4K in October 2015
GP4 19 GeneSeek Genomic Profiler (version 4)
ZL4 20 Zoetis Low Density (version 4)
AMD 21 Affymetrix Axion OviCap Medium Density
GF1 22 GeneSeek Genomic Profiler F250 (version 1)
BG1 23 Affymetrix Bio-Gensys BGBoviSN
GMD 24 GeneSeek Medium Density
G9K 25 GGP Bovine 9K
ZL5 26 Zoetis Low Density (version 5)
503 27 50K (version 3)
ZU1 28 Zoetis CLARIFIDE Core
ID3 29 Irish Beef and Dairy (version 3)
AM2 30 Affymetrix Axion BovMD
EL7 31 EuroG10K Version 7
DEA 32 DEA Infinium XT Intergenomic (version 3)
VM1 33 Axion STGen100 GenVis Medium Density
WMD 34 Weatherbys Scientific Bovine Versa 50K

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Parentage only code:
  • Y: Genotype is used for parentage verification
  • N: Genotype is not limited to parentage verification (default)

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For more information, please see https://www.uscdcb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CDCB-Fee-Schedule-Update-7-15-2016.pdf

CDCB fee schedule for genomic evaluations
Code Description
1 Total program
2 Member
3 Non-member
4 Canada
5 Approved partner
6 All other
Additional Codes
blank Not used
A AI service fee paid (for NAAB use only)
N No CDCB prediction, and no fee imposed

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Herd code difference reason code
Code Description
P purchased
M owner has multiple herds
N not participating in calf program and flushed dam,
not in milk or dam not yet tested following calving

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If the reproductive or health events are prior to the cow's first calving (heifer record), the calving date should be zero-filled.


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Please see HEALTH EVENT CODES in Format 6 documentation


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Genomic Haplotype information
Haplotype code Description Initial date of publication Notes
HH0   Holstein haplotype Associated with Brachyspina
HH1 First Holstein haplotype affecting fertility
HH2 Second Holstein haplotype affecting fertility
HH3 Third Holstein haplotype affecting fertility
HH4 Fourth Holstein haplotype affecting fertility
HH5 Fifth Holstein haplotype affecting fertility
HH6 Sixth Holstein haplotype affecting fertility December 2018
HHB Holstein haplotype for BLAD
HHC Holstein haplotype for CVM
HHD Holstein haplotype for DUMPS
HHM Holstein haplotype for Mulefoot
HHP Holstein haplotype for Polled mutation
HHR Holstein haplotype for Red mutation
HDR Holstein haplotype for Dominant Red
HBR Holstein haplotype for Black/Red color
HCD Holstein haplotype for Cholesterol deficiency
JH1 First Jersey haplotype affecting fertility
JH2 Second Jersey haplotype affecting fertility Dismissed Dec 2018
JHP Jersey haplotype for plledness
BH1 Brown Swiss haplotype affecting fertility Dismissed Dec 2018
BH2 Brown Swiss haplotype affecting stillbirth
BHD Brown Swiss haplotype for SDM
BHM Brown Swiss haplotype for SMA
BHW Brown Swiss haplotype for Weaver syndrome
BHP Brown Swiss haplotype for plledness
AH1 Ayrshire haplotype affecting fertility
AH2 Ayrshire haplotype affecting fertility December 2017

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Genomic Haplotype value
Haplotype value Description Note
0 Not a carrier
1 Carrier
2 Homozygote
3 Possible carrier Only for HCD
4 Possible homozygote Only for HCD

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For more information, please see see National DHIA/QCS website


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CDDR_IND Requester_ID
Y ABS
Y Acceler
N AIPL
Y Alta
N Androgenics
N ANAFI
N AY
N BFGL
N BioGen
N BS
N CA-research
N CDDR-Yang
N CDN
N CIZ
N Cogent
N COFA/INTERST
N CRI3K
N CVDB
N DEU-LTR
N DEU-MAR
N DEU-OHG
N DEU-RA
N DEU-RBB
N DEU-RBW
N DEU-RSH
N DEU-RUW
N DEU-SRB
N DEU-VOS
N DEU-ZBH
N E.L.P.ZOO
Y EGENES
N Feed_Eff
N FlatnessInt
N FL-Yang
N Foundation
N GeneSeek
Y Genex
N GenVis
N GENETICA2000
N Guelph
N GU
N HapMap
N Hawkeye
N HO
N HOCAN
N HOCAN-Zoetis
N IA-research
N IA-Yang
N Imputed
N Interbull
N Interglobe
N INSEME
N INTERMIZOO
N JE
N JLG
N MS
N NAAB
N NAAB-AgLink
N NAAB-Evol
N NAAB-Geno
N NAAB-GGI
N NAAB-GlazWay
N NAAB-Mstrind
N NAAB-Viking
N NBS
N New Gen
N NLBC
N PA-Yang
N PROZOO
N Qualitas
Y Select
N Selectstar
Y Semex
N SexTech
N SELMOL
N SEMEN_ITALY
N Swissgenetic
N TLB
N UMN-Yang
N UoMO
N VHL
N VT-Yang
N WWS
N Zoetis

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Source_Name Source_Short_Name
Affymetrix Affy
AMELIS in France FRA
Animal Improvement Programs Lab-Imputed AIPL
ANAFI - ITA Holstein Association ITA
Australia AUS
Bio-Genesys Diagnostics - Oxford Gen Ctr BioG
Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory BFGL
China Chna
DNA Landmark DNAL
EGENES of SAC for DairyCo GBR
Eurofins Bio Diagnostics Inc. EFin
ExpressionAnalysis EAna
GeneSeek GSek
Genetic Visions GVis
Genetics & IVF Institute GIVF
Germany/Austria Brown Swiss DEAB
GIGA-R Univ of Liege Belgium GIGA
Illumina Illu
Interbull Itb
Japan NLBC JPN
Maxxam Maxx
NLD Feed Efficiency NLD
Research and Genetics, Italy CIZ
Spanish Central Veterinary Lab ESP
Swiss Swis
University of Alberta UAlb
University of Missouri UoMO
VHL Genetics VHL
VikingGenetics Vikg
VIT Germany VIT
Weatherbys Ireland Weab
Zoetis Zoet

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Condition Group Name that should be indicated
DHI code is 1,2, or 3 DHI herd code
fee code 1 due from being from a stud Requester ID
Other 3 character country code