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.

On this website the project results are presented.

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Final LowInputBreeds Newsletter now online

(26.08.2014) 

This Newsletter includes an executive summary of project outputs - 5 years’ work by the project partners distilled down to 4000 characters - and the abstracts of papers... read more



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Simulation tool for a comparison of traditional and genomic breeding programs for organic and low input dairy cattle

(15.07.2014) 

In the context of the EU project LowInputBreeds a deterministic simulation was developed that allows the assessment of traditional and genomic breeding programs for... read more



More LowInputBreeds Technical Notes now online

(16.06.2014) 

The European LowInputBreeds project is producing a number of Technical Notes. The Technical Notes cover key themes and results from the LowInputBreeds project. read more



Proceedings of the 14th International Seminar of the FAO-CIHEAM Network on Sheep and Goats Sub-Network on Nutrition now available

(15.04.2014) 

The second LowInputBreeds Symposium took place in the framework of the 14th International Seminar of the FAO-CIHEAM Network on Sheep and Goats Sub-Network on Nutrition.... read more



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LowInputBreeds Technical Notes online

(15.04.2014) 

The European LowInputBreeds project is producing a number of Technical Notes. The Technical Notes cover key themes and results from the LowInputBreeds project. read more



New LowInputBreeds Newsletter

(13.01.2014) 

The ninth newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project is now online.  read more



Impact of grazing management on lamb meat quality

(13.01.2014) 

New LowInputBreeds Technical Note  read more



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New LowInputBreeds Technical Note: Raising cockerels from free range egg production

(07.12.2013) 

Worldwide most males from layer type poultry are currently killed at hatch.  Yet farmers with laying hens, consulted in the LowInputBreeds project, revealed they... read more



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64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science: Book of Abstacts

(15.10.2013) 

The book of abstracts of the 64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), to which the LowInputBreeds project contributed the session... read more



Organic Eprints: Latest entries from the LowInputBreeds project