Dairy Cattle Breeding Simulation Program (DCBSP)

DCBSP LOGOThe DCBSP system is a dairy cattle breeding simulation program to teach undergraduate and graduate students animal breeding principles associated with selection for multiple traits in dairy cattle.

The current version of the program (DCBSP v.4.9) is written in FORTRAN 90, and a web-based interface is developed for the students to interact with the program in the teaching environment. Both the backend simulation engine and the frontend web-based interface are driven by a module written in the Visual C++ programming language that loads the input files, runs the simulation, and uploads the output files onto the proper directories for each student on the web site.

The system is hosted on our dedicated simulation server at UC Davis and currently ten universities use our sustem in their Diary Breeding courses.

UCDavis  University of California, Davis 
California, USA
DCBSP1 Instructor:
Juan F. Medrano
NMSU  New Mexico State University 
New Mexico, USA
DCBSP2 Instructor:
Adam Summers
Universidad de Zaragoza  Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR) 
DCBSP3 Instructor:
Luis Varona
SDSU_Icon  South Dakota State University 
South Dakota, USA
Jill Anderson
SDSU_Icon  Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Toulouse, FRANCE DCBSP5 Instructor:
Zulma Vitezica
Unr logo University of Nevada Reno
Nevada, USA
DCBSP6 Instructor:
Meeghan E. Gray
University of Minnesota University of Minnesota
Minnesota, USA
DCBSP7 Instructor:
Anthony J. Seykora
logo university of Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, USA
Sandra Rodriguez-Zas 
Auburn University  Auburn University
Alabama, USA 
DCBSP9  Instructor:
Lisa Kriese-Anderson  
logo Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Virginia, USA 
DCBSP10  Instructor:
Rebecca R. Cockrum  

If you are interested to setup a site for your university, contact:

Juan F. Medrano, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Science
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Tel: + 1 (530) 752-6786
Fax: +1 (530) 752-0175
Email: jfmedrano@ucdavis.edu

For more information pleaes visit DCBSP website at: http://dcbsp.ucdavis.edu/home/