LowInputBreeds: Key facts & figures

Development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance in European organic and ‘low input’ milk, meat and egg production - LowInputBreeds

  • 5-year EU Collaborative Project, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities
  • Contract No. 222623
  • 94 person-years of research
  • Over 60 scientists
  • 21 leading research and industrial organisations
  • 15 countries
  • 4 livestock species: cattle (dairy and beef), sheep (dairy and meat), pigs, poultry
  • Running from 2009-2014
  • Project coordination: Newcastle University and Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
  • www.lowinputbreeds.org

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LowInputBreeds -  Development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance in European organic and ‘low input’ milk, meat and egg production was a 5-year (2009-2014) EU Collaborative Project, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities. The contents of this website are not updated.

The key outcomes of the project are listed below.

LowInputBreeds publications at Organic Eprints

Papers and publications from LowInputBreeds are available at the Organic Eprints archive at http://orgprints.org/view/projects/eu-lowinputbreeds.html . Latest additions can be viewed on the Organic Eprints website.

LowInputBreeds technical notes

Several technical notes on a variety of topics, including breeding, quality of meat, milk and eggs as well as animal health, were produced in the framework of the LowInputBreeds project. Find out more on the technical notes page

Proceedings of the LowInputBreeds Symposia

From 2011 to 2014, a LowInputBreeds Symposium was held every year. The detailed proceedings of these conferences can be accessed here.

Newsletters of the LowInputBreeds project

The LowInputBreeds project regularily reported about its activities in its newsletter. The newsletter archive can be accessed here.