EuroGenomics Cooperative drives progress in bovine breeding
Within the EuroGenomics Cooperative, the partners focus on driving genetic progress by:
- Genotyping for breeding and herd management;
- Sharing of genetic data for reliable traits;
- Performing applied research;
- Genomic evaluation of animals based on the joint European reference population;
Due to the large number of bulls included in the reference population, the official genomic breeding values based on the EuroGenomics reference population are the most reliable predictions of a bull’s breeding qualities under European production systems.
The EuroGenomics Consortium offers a broad knowledge network as several research institutes are linked to the cooperative. This allows EuroGenomics Cooperative to be most up-to-date when it comes to developments in the breeding and reproduction field.