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This publication discusses the 1995 USDA Sire Evaluation Report and its impact for dairy producers.
The January 1995 USDA Sire Evaluation Report incorporates changes that will not only increase the accuracy of prediction for cow and sire evaluations, but also includes a base change. Major changes included:
1. new Mature Equivalent Factors,
2. adjustments incorporated for days open,
3. and the genetic base year changed to 1990.
Let's discuss each change and look at how these changes will effect the 1995 proofs.