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Dr. Jascha Leenhouwers
Institute for Pig Genetics BV
Schoenaker 6
6641 SZ  Beuningen
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 24-6779999

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

LowInputBreeds Technical Note "Breeding for organic and low input pig production systems"

Cover technical note no 3.1

Breeds and breeding strategies for or-ganic and low input pig production sys-tems need to be adapted to the specific characteristics and regulations of this type of production. This technical note presents an overview of research results on this topic, as obtained in the LowInputBreeds project.

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Jascha Leenhouwers, coordinator of subproject on pigs of the LowInputBreeds project

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