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EuroGenomics is a consortium established in 2009 by cooperative partners with the ambition of providing to dairy farmers the most accurate and adapted tools, for an increased genetic progress and for a better farm management.
The collaboration started with the share of genotypes (Holstein proven bulls) to build a very large reference population at the European level and therefore significantly increase the accuracy of the genomic selection in Holstein cattle. Today, EuroGenomics is managing the largest database of Holstein genotypes and phenotypes in the world. About 30,000 proven bulls are now contributing to the genomic predictions for male and female candidates of the various breeding schemes implemented in the 9 countries of the consortium. Read more.
Globally the demand for animal protein is growing and according to EU data, aquaculture will soon produce more seafood than wild fisheries in order to be able to meet this demand.
Only 10% of today’s global aquaculture production use genetically improved stocks. Hence, there is a high potential for improving efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the European aquaculture sector through the domestication and genetic improvement of farmed finfish.
In the European research project FISHBOOST industry and research partners are working closely together to advance aquaculture to the next levels. FISHBOOST works on improving the main components of breeding programmes for the main six finfish species produced in Europe. This will lead to more productive fish, reducing pressure on the environment and bringing down costs.
Read more about the results of FISHBOOST and how researchers help to reduce the impact of global warming in the Horizon magazine article 'Better fish for farms'.
Breed4Food is a consortium established by four, international animal breeding companies: CRV (cattle), Hendrix Genetics (turkeys, layers, pigs, aquaculture and traditional poultry), Topigs Norsvin (pigs) and Cobb Europe (broilers).
Breed4Food has the vision to partner and to develop novel genetics and genomics tools through innovative science, beneficial to the breeding, production and consumption of animal proteins and a strong commitment to responsible stewardship of animal resources.
The Breed4Food program focuses on the development and execution of innovative research projects. Across the priorities for research Breed4Food delivers new applied knowledge, distinct and innovative methods, software and tools, resulting in scientific breakthroughs to enhance genetic improvement.
See also www.breed4food.com