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SMAll RuminanTs breeding for Efficiency and Resilience


Website on line, & communication package

Development and launching of the project website and creation of main communication supports

First batch of practice abstract for end-users

"The resulting innovative knowledge and easy accessible end-user material from this project will feed into the EIP-AGRI (The agricultural European Innovation Partnership) website for broad dissemination. The end-user material to be produced contains a substantial number of summaries for practitioners in the EIP common format (""practice abstracts""), including the characteristics of the project (e.g. contact details of partners, etc). A full package of practice abstracts will be produced by the project, containing all the outcomes/recommendations which are ready for practice. A ""practice abstract"" is a short summary of around 1000-1500 characters (word count – no spaces; see below) which describes the main information/recommendation/practice that can serve the end-users in their daily practice. Guidance and templates for these practice abstracts are available on the EIP-AGRI web site: A total target number of 10 practice abstracts is foreseen for the project. Five ares expected to be delivered in the first batch. "


Exploring the inclusion of genomic information and metafounders in Latxa dairy sheep genetic evaluations

Author(s): I. Granado-Tajada, A. Legarra, E. Ugarte
Published in: Journal of Dairy Science, Issue 103/7, 2020, Page(s) 6346-6353, ISSN 0022-0302
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-18033

Short communication: Methods to compute genomic inbreeding for ungenotyped individuals

Author(s): A. Legarra, I. Aguilar, J.J. Colleau
Published in: Journal of Dairy Science, Issue 103/4, 2020, Page(s) 3363-3367, ISSN 0022-0302
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-17750

Considerable potential exists to improve lambing performance traits in sheep through breeding

Author(s): N. McHugh, T. Pabiou, E. Wall, K. McDermott, D.P. Berry
Published in: Livestock Science, Issue 235, 2020, Page(s) 104007, ISSN 1871-1413
DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104007

Genetic and genomic studies in ovine mastitis

Author(s): C. Oget, G. Tosser-Klopp, R. Rupp
Published in: Small Ruminant Research, Issue 176, 2019, Page(s) 55-64, ISSN 0921-4488
DOI: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2019.05.011

Genetic and nongenetic factors associated with the fate of maiden ewe lambs: slaughtered without ever lambing versus retained for breeding1

Author(s): Noirin McHugh, Thierry Pabiou, Kevin McDermott, Eamon Wall, Donagh P Berry
Published in: Translational Animal Science, Issue 4/1, 2020, Page(s) 242-249, ISSN 2573-2102
DOI: 10.1093/tas/txz156

Behavior of the Linear Regression method to estimate bias and accuracies with correct and incorrect genetic evaluation models

Author(s): F.L. Macedo, A. Reverter, A. Legarra
Published in: Journal of Dairy Science, Issue 103/1, 2020, Page(s) 529-544, ISSN 0022-0302
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-16603

Book of Abstracts of the 70th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science

Author(s): Scientific Committee
Published in: 2019
DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-890-2

On the accuracy of estimating resilience

Author(s): Ghaderi-Zefreh M, Riggio V, Matika O, Wilson A, Pong-Wong R
Published in: Proceeding of the 71st Annual Meeting of European Federation of Animal Science, 2020