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EAAP 2015 GplusE Session

The GplusE project has organised a session during the EAAP Annual Meeting in Warsaw, Poland titled: Technical, economic, societal and environmental issues associated with highly productive dairy cows: How the GplusE project can help.

Date: 2nd September 2015, 8:30-10:30 am
Venue: Joint room 1098 and 1099, level 1 of building 23 (main conference building)

GplusE is a five year FP7 project funded by the European Union which began in January 2014 and is executed by 15 research and industry partners. The end result of GplusE will be a comprehensive, integrated identification of genomic – phenotypic associations relevant to dairy production across Europe. This information will be translated into benefits for animal breeding and management that will considerably improve productivity, efficiency, animal health, welfare and fertility in an environmentally sustainable way. It will also increase biological understanding of the mechanisms by which genotype, environment and their interaction influence performance. This session will highlight the technical, economic, ethical and sociological challenges associated with highly productive dairy cows and explain how the GplusE project will attempt to resolve these problems. 

The EAAP session will highlight the technical, economic, ethical and sociological challenges associated with highly productive dairy cows and explain how the GplusE project will attempt to resolve these problems.

Prof Mark Crowe (GplusE coordinator) will chair the session which includes the following presentations:

  • Prof Rob Smith (University of Liverpool, UK) “Herd health challenges in high yielding dairy cow systems”
  • Prof Klaus Ingvartsen (Aarhus University, Denmark) “Phenotypic interrelationships between parameters predominantly in milk- the GplusE project”
  • Catherine Bastin (University of Liège, Belgium “On the use of novel phenotypes as predictors of difficult-to-record traits in breeding programs”

Come join us!

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