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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.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/genome
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano
Address
Via Einstein - Loc. Cascina Codazza
26900 Lodi
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 25 818,88
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Carenzo (Dr.)

Participants (18)

ZUCHTDATA EDV-DIENSTLEISTUNGEN GMB
Austria
EU contribution
€ 540 377,51
Address
Dresdner Strasse 89/19
1200 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Mayerhofer (Mr.)
GENO SA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 519 294,85
Address
Holsetgata 22
2317 Hamar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trygve R. Solberg (Dr.)
GENOSSENSCHAFT SWISSHERDBOOK ZOLLIKOFEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 620 421,14
Address
Schützenstrasse 10
3052 Zollikofen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Urs Schnyder (Dr.)
Associazione Nazionale Allevatori bovini della Razza Bruna
Italy
EU contribution
€ 406 683,85
Address
Loc. Ferlina 204
37012 Bussolengo (Vr)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Carlo Santus (Dr.)
SVAZ CHOVATELU CESKEHO STRAKATEHO SKOTU
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 194 670,34
Address
U Topiren 2
17041 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josef Kucera (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE ALLEVATORI BOVINI DI RAZZA PEZZATA ROSSA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 217 417,98
Address
Via Ippolito Nievo 19
33100 Udine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniele Vicario (Dr.)
THE ENGLISH GUERNSEY CATTLE SOCIETY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 777,32
Address
Scotsbridge House - Scots Hill
WD3 3BB Rickmansworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurice Bichard (Dr.)
FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE ASOCIACIONES DE GANADO SELECTO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 227 646,58
Address
Calle Castello 45
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Manuel Luque-Cuesta (Mr.)
BRAUNVIEH SCHWEIZ GENOSSENSCHAFT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 000,40
Address
Chamerstrasse 56
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucas Casanova (Dr.)
EUROPAISCHE VEREINIGUNG DER FLECKVIEHZUCHTER VEREIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 000,40
Address
Haydnstrasse 11
80336 Munchen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Georg Röhrmoser (Dr.)
BIOSCIENCE NETWORK LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 24 403,15
Address
Easter Bush
EH25 9RG Roslin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julia Giraud (Ms.)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 440
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Theo Meuwissen (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 500
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Woolliams (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 1 504
Address
Ul. Cypriana Kamila Norwida 25
50-375 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanna Szyda (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 480
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez (Mr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 569,60
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 990
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael L Smith (Dr.)
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER NETWORK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 597
Address
52 Upper Street Suite 218 Business Design Centre Islington
N1 0QH London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anna Field (Mrs.)