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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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



Cover book of abstracts

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