Contact

Gillian Butler
Newcastle University
Nafferton Farm
Stocksfield
Northumberland
NE43 7XD, UK
UK
Tel. +44 166 1830222
Fax +44 166 1831006
E-mail
www.ncl.ac.uk/afrd

Contact

Dr. Veronika Maurer
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Switzerland
Tel.  +41 62 865 72 72
Fax +41 62 865 72 73
E-mail
www.fibl.org

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

The project

LowInputBreeds is the acronym of the project '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'. It was funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities . It was a Collaborative Project .

The LowInputBreeds Project was coordinated by Newcastle University UNEW. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL acted as academic coordinator. 

The work was carried out in five subprojects.

The project results are summarized in Newsletter no. 10 of LowInputBreeds (471 KB).