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Development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance in European organic and ‘low input’ milk, meat and egg production

Objective

The proposed integrating project LOWINPUTBREEDS aims to develop integrated LIVESTOCK BREEDING and MANAGEMENT strategies to improve ANIMAL HEALTH, product QUALITY and PERFORMANCE in European organic and ‘low input’ milk, meat and egg production through research, dissemination and training activities. The consortium includes 11 academic centres of excellence and 6 genetics/breeding companies (4 SMEs) in 11 European, 2 ICPC and 2 industrialised third countries. The proposed project has 4 main Science and Technology OBJECTIVES: 1. To DEVELOP and evaluate INNOVATIVE BREEDING CONCEPTS, including (a) genome wide and (b) marker assisted selection, and (c) cross-, (d) ‘flower’- and (e) farmer participatory breeding strategies, which will deliver genotypes with ‘robustness’ and quality traits required under ‘low input’ conditions. The project will focus on 5 LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (dairy cows, dairy and meat sheep, pigs and laying hens) and design SPECIES-SPECIFIC BREEDING STRATEGIES for different macroclimatic regions in Europe. 2. To INTEGRATE the use of IMPROVED GENOTYPES with INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT approaches including improved diets, feeding regimes and rearing systems. This will focus on issues (e.g. mastitis and parasite control, animal welfare problems) where breeding or management innovations alone are unlikely to provide satisfactory solutions. 3. To IDENTIFY potential ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, GENETIC DIVERSITY and ETHICAL IMPACTS of project deliverables to ensure they conform to different societal priorities and consumer demands/expectations and are acceptable to producers. 4. To ESTABLISH an efficient TRAINING and DISSEMINATION programme aimed at rapid exploitation and application of project deliverables by the organic and ‘low input’ livestock industry.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/genome

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-2A
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 343 123
Administrative Contact
Christine Masterson (Dr.)

Participants (26)

CENTRUM VYSKUMU ZIVOCISNEJ VYROBY NITRA

Participation ended

Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Hlohovecka 2
951 41 Luzianky
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Polák (Dr.)
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

Participation ended

Greece
Address
Egialias And Chalepa Street, Maroussi 19
15125 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Smaragda Sotiraki (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 118 487
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bettina Landau (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 373 500
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Dospital (Ms.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 638 000
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Von Figura (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 561
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe D'urso (Prof.)
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 317 520
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Smaragda Sotiraki (Dr.)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerold Rahmann (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 108 750
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernarda Dolinsek (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valerie Hilson (Ms.)
Swissgenetics
Switzerland
Address
Meielenfeldweg 12
3052 Zollikofen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barbara Lanz (Ms.)
BRAUNVIEH SCHWEIZ GENOSSENSCHAFT
Switzerland
Address
Chamerstrasse 56
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beat Bapst (Mr.)
applied genetics network
Switzerland
Address
Boertjistrasse 8B
7260 Davos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tina Stricker (Ms.)
TOPIGS NORSVIN RESEARCH CENTER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 612 047
Address
Schoenaker 6
6641 SZ Beuningen Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerrie Heijnen (Mr.)
Pigture Iberica S.L.
Spain
Address
Chile 8
28290 Las Rozas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antionio Redondo (Mr.)
Institut de Sélection Animale BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 138 030
Address
Spoorstraat 69
5830 AC Boxmeer
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Mobach (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Rue Hedi Karray
2080 Ariana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amor Chermiti (Dr.)
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
New Zealand
Address
Corner Of Springs And Ellesmere Junction Road
8150 Canterbury
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter John (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
Canada
Address
Gordon Street
N1G 2W1 Guelph
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Beaupre (Ms.)
Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 24 000
Address
Av. P.h. Rolfs S/n
36570-000 Viçosa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Demetrius Silva (Prof.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 667 704
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boudewijn Kroes (Mr.)
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 131 273
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nel Blok (Ms.)
NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
Address
Hlohovecka 2
951 41 Luzianky
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Polák (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donatella Sacchelli (Dr.)
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary O'brien (Ms.)