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Next generation European system for cattle improvement and management

Next generation European system for cattle improvement and management

Objective

The Gene2Farm project will address the needs of the cattle industry, in particular of the SMEs and end users, for an accessible, adaptable and reliable system to apply the new genomic knowledge to underpin sustainability and profitability of European cattle farming. Gene2Farm will undertake a comprehensive programme of work from statistical theory development, through genome sequencing, to address new phenotyping approaches and the construction of tools, that will be validated in conjunction with SMEs and industry partners. Advanced statistical theory and applications will use the genomic and phenotypic information to optimise and customise genomic selection, breeding and population management and between breed predictions. The project will sequence key animals and exchange data with other international projects to create the most comprehensive bovine genome sequence database. Detailed analysis of these genome sequences will define genome structure, shared alleles, frequencies and historic haplotypes, within and between populations. This information will be used to optimise the informativeness of SNP panels and select SNPs to tag haplotypes, and hence ensure that genotype information can be used within and between breeds. The project will explore the opportunities for extended phenotypic collection, including the use of automated on farm systems and will develop standardisation protocols that, in consultation with ICAR, could be used by the industry for data collection and management. Developed tools will be tested and validated by demonstration in collaboration with dairy, dual purpose, beef and minority breed organisations. Finally a dissemination programme will ensure that training needs of the industry are served from an entry level training programme for farmers to advanced summer schools for the SMEs and expert user community.
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Coordinator

Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano

Address

Via Einstein - Loc. Cascina Codazza
26900 Lodi

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 25 818,88

Administrative Contact

Gianluca Carenzo (Dr.)

Participants (18)

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ZUCHTDATA EDV-DIENSTLEISTUNGEN GMB

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 540 377,51

GENO SA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 519 294,85

GENOSSENSCHAFT SWISSHERDBOOK ZOLLIKOFEN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 620 421,14

Associazione Nazionale Allevatori bovini della Razza Bruna

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 406 683,85

SVAZ CHOVATELU CESKEHO STRAKATEHO SKOTU

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 194 670,34

ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE ALLEVATORI BOVINI DI RAZZA PEZZATA ROSSA ITALIANA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 217 417,98

THE ENGLISH GUERNSEY CATTLE SOCIETY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 125 777,32

FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE ASOCIACIONES DE GANADO SELECTO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 227 646,58

BRAUNVIEH SCHWEIZ GENOSSENSCHAFT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 2 000,40

EUROPAISCHE VEREINIGUNG DER FLECKVIEHZUCHTER VEREIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 000,40

BIOSCIENCE NETWORK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 24 403,15

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 440

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 500

UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 1 504

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 480

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 569,60

SRUC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 990

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER NETWORK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 597

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289592

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 961 086,68

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 593

Coordinated by:

Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano

Italy