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Genomic management Tools to Optimise Resilience and Efficiency

Objective

The objective of GenTORE is to develop innovative genome-enabled selection and management tools to optimise cattle resilience and efficiency (R&E) in widely varying environments. These tools, incorporating both genetic and non-genetic variables, will be applicable across the full range of systems (beef, milk and mixed), and will thereby increase the economic, environmental and social sustainability of European cattle meat and milk production systems. To achieve this, GenTORE brings together: 1) multidisciplinary scientific expertise in genomics, environmental assessment, nutritional physiology, health management, precision livestock farming, mathematical modelling, and socio-economics; 2) partners and stakeholders representing breeding organisations, farm technology companies, farm and veterinary advisory services, and farm sectors (organic, grazing, etc.); and 3) a unique data basis including >1 million genotypes.
This multi-actor team will develop tools for: multi-breed selection for R&E, characterisation of diverse farm environments, large-scale phenotyping of R&E using on-farm technology, on-farm management of breeding and culling decisions, and predicting the consequences for farm resilience of changing breeding and management. These tools are designed to be applicable under commercial conditions at the end of the project. They will allow increased use of the genomic diversity in cattle breeds, e.g. use of selective cross-breeding to best exploit the local production environment. They will also allow farm managers, their advisors, and policy-makers, to assess the relative importance of breeding for animal resilience vs breeding for efficiency, with respect to system resilience. As such GenTORE will not only enable the use of genomic information to facilitate predictive biology of efficiency- and resilience-related traits, but will also increase resilience of livestock production in the face of current and future challenges of climate change and food security.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 028 501,25

Participants (20)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 542 500
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 375 000
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAYERISCHE LANDESANSTALT FUR LANDWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 495 236
Address
Vottinger Strasse 38
85354 Freising
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIA DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 167,50
Address
Avda. Montañana 930
50059 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERAZIONE EUROPEA DI ZOOTECNICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 81 236,25
Address
Via Giuseppe Tomassetti 3 A/1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN FORUM OF FARM ANIMAL BREEDERS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 565
Address
Silkeborg 75
2905 AT Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACJA IMIENIA STANISLAWA KARLOWSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 92 500
Address
Ul. Juchowo 54 A
78 446 Silnowo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 364 750
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 311 875
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 5
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAFT SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 408 477,50
Address
Mill Farm Studley Road
HG4 2QR Ripon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEW MEDRIA
France
EU contribution
€ 82 401,25
Address
Za Du Bois De Teillais Quartier Du Haut Bois
35150 Janze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 499 802,50
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 873 741,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 301 033,75
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VikingGenetics FMBA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Ebeltoftvej 16
8960 Randers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALLICE
France
EU contribution
€ 165 062,50
Address
149 Rue De Bercy
75595 Paris Cedex 12
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 394 150
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments