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LowInputBreeds Technical Notes

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 Notes online

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


Cover page of one of the Technical Notes


 Nine Technical Notes are now available online for download.

  • 2.1 Dairy Sheep Breeding
  • 2.3 Impact of grazing management on lamb meat quality
  • 2.6 Sainfoin, a natural anthel-mintic for small ruminants?
  • 3.1 Breeding for organic and low input pig production systems
  • 3.4 Adaptation of sows to rising temperatures
  • 4.1 Breeding of Laying Hens
  • 4.3 Egg quality
  • 4.4 Managing free range laying hens
  • 4.5 Raising cockerels from free range egg production

Download LowInputBreeds Technical Notes