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Genotype and Environment contributing to the sustainability of dairy cow production systems through the optimal integration of genomic selection and novel management protocols based on the development

Obiettivo

The requirement for sustainable food production is a global issue to which the EU contributes as a major livestock producer. It is critical to improve animal production efficiency while sustaining environmentally friendly milk production. More profitable dairy production requires increased milk yield, cow health, longevity and fertility; reduced environmental footprint and optimised use of inputs. These are multifactorial problems to achieve.
GplusE aims to identify the genotypes controlling biological variation in the important phenotypes of dairy cows, to appreciate how these are influenced by environmental and management factors and thus allow more informed and accurate use of genomic selection. GplusE will link new genomic data in dairy cows to a comprehensive array of phenotypic information going well beyond those existing traits recorded by dairy breeding organisations. It will develop systems that will focus herd and cow management on key time points in production that have a major influence on the rest of the productive cycle including efficiency, environment, physiological status, health, fertility and welfare. This will significantly advance the science, efficiency and management practices in dairy production well beyond the current state-of-the art. The major bioinformatics element of the proposal will illuminate the bovine genome and ensure a reverse flow of information to annotate human and other mammalian genomes; it will ensure training of animal scientists (PhDs & Postdocs) to a high skill level in the use of bioinformatics.
The end result of this project will be a comprehensive, integrated identification of genomic-phenotypic associations relevant to dairy production. This information will be translated into benefits for animal breeding and management that will considerably improve sustainable dairy production. It will provide basic biological information into the mechanisms by which genotype, environment and their interaction influence performance.

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Coordinatore

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Indirizzo
Belfield
4 Dublin
Irlanda
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 1 450 615,05
Contatto amministrativo
Donal Doolan (Mr.)

Partecipanti (15)

THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 712 468,40
Indirizzo
Royal College Street
NW1 OTU London
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Carol Lawson (Mrs.)
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 307 471,70
Indirizzo
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Venkat Deshpande (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 835 712,50
Indirizzo
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 1 235 817,35
Indirizzo
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Pia Merethe Nissen Bak (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 281 629,40
Indirizzo
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Cinzia Marchitelli (Dr.)
IRISH CATTLE BREEDING FEDERATION SOCIETY LTD
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 660 631,90
Indirizzo
Highfield House Shinagh
Bandon
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Marie Kelleher (Ms.)
Huazhong Agricultural University
Cina
Contributo UE
€ 97 526,90
Indirizzo
Shi-zi-shan Street, Nanhu District 1
430070 Wuhan
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Shujun Zhang (Prof.)
SERVICE EAAP SRL
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 335 614,80
Indirizzo
Via Giuseppe Tomassetti 3
00161 Roma
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Andrea Rosati (Dr.)
UNIFARM BVBA
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 360 800
Indirizzo
Graanstraat 8
8020 Ruddervoorde
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Arnold Evertsen (Mr.)
VIDENCENTRET FOR LANDBRUG
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 104 880
Indirizzo
Agro Food Park 15
8200 Aarhus
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Peter Bay (Mr.)
The Curators of the University of Missouri
Stati Uniti
Contributo UE
€ 571 737
Indirizzo
University Hall 118
65211 Columbia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Karen Geren (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 1 337 418
Indirizzo
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 355 830
Indirizzo
Rue De Liroux 9
5030 Gembloux
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Frédéric Dehareng (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR NUTZTIERBIOLOGIE
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 349 082
Indirizzo
Wilhelm-stahl-allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Dieter Wirges (Mr.)
SEGES PS
Danimarca
Indirizzo
Agro Food Park 15
8200 Aarhus
Tipo di attività
Other
Contatto amministrativo
Thomas Dunker Nielsen (Mr.)