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Genomic breeding programs - a large step forward for low-input dairy cattle breeding?

Simianer, H. and Bieber, A. (2014) Genomic breeding programs - a large step forward for low-input dairy cattle breeding? LowInputBreeds Technical Note. .

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Summary

This technical note gives an overview of the history of dairy cattle breeding, introduces the basic concept and outlines the consequences of genomic breeding strategies especially with regard to functional traits. First results of the LowInputBreeds project in the area of dairy cattle breeding are presented, and limitations and ethical implementations are discussed. Finally, recommendations are given how farmers, especially in the low input sector, should implement the new approach.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:livestock breeding, genomic breeding, LowInputBreeds, FiBL45009, dairy cattle
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
European Union > LowInputBreeds > SP 1: Dairy and meat cattle
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/en/projectdatabase/projectitem/project/160.html
Deposited By: Bieber, Anna
ID Code:36413
Deposited On:27 Aug 2019 13:00
Last Modified:27 Aug 2019 13:01
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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