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  • The EuroG MD: a unique genotyping microarray for cattle

    15|05|20

    EuroGenomics has made the EuroG MD available outside the consortium. The EuroG MD is a unique genotyping microarray from which the design is continuously developed in order to include the most new and innovative markers. Since 2013, markers for several published genetic variants related to coat color, polledness and milk genes, but also those indicating disease variants like BLAD, citrulinemia and fertility disorders, have been added to the list of markers. The current version contains more than 45.000 markers allowing parentage verification and genomic selection in different cattle breeds, not limiting to Holstein: Jersey, Fleckvieh, Red Dairy Cattle, Montbeliarde, Normande, Charolaise, Blonde d’Aquitaine and Limousine.

    TheEuroG MD facilitates genomic selection and the exchange of genomic information in the different cattle breeds.

    For more information and for placing an order, please contact VALOGENE: orders@valogene.com

     

    The development of the EuroGenomics beadchip is a joint initiative by scientists from research centers and bovine genetics industry companies (breeder owned organizations): Liège University (GIGA) and CRV (the Netherlands and Flanders-Belgium), Aarhus University and Viking Genetics (Denmark, Sweden and Finland), INRA, ALLICE, IDELE and Evolution (France), CONAFE (Spain), National (Polish) Research Institute of Animal Production, MCB Krasne and The Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Farmers (Poland) and IT Solutions for Animal Production (vit) and BRS (Germany) coordinated by VALOGENE. EuroGenomics provides the most accurate Genomic base reference to cover services over 9 million dairy cows in 9 countries.

    The EuroG MD beadchips are provided by ILLUMINA with the Infinium XT (96 DNA samples / beadchip) or HTS (24 DNA samples / beadchip) technology.

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    The EuroGenomics rankings from April 2020 are now online!

    2020 | 04 | 09

    The latest publications (April 2020) for ICO, ISU, NTM, NVI, PF and RZG took place as scheduled in Spain, France, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands-Flanders, Poland and Germany.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings now include 2,901 Holstein A.I. bulls from 10 months to 5 years old at the date of publication. Total Merit Index on the 6 scales have been computed from genotypes available in any official evaluation unit associated to the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.
     
    Follow the link and find out Total Merit Index on 6 scales for bulls from Aberekin, Ascol, CRV, Evolution, Fefricale, Genetical, Holstein Austria, Masterrind, MCB Krasne, MCHiRZ Lowicz, Osnabrücker Herdbuch, Qnetics, RinderAllianz, Rinderunion Baden-Württemberg, Rinderzucht Schleswig-Holstein, Rinderzuchtverband Berlin-Brandenburg, Rinder-Union West, SRB, Viking Genetics, VOST, WCHiRZ Poznan and Xenética Fontao.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings also include bulls from AI Total, DairyGen, Natural and World Wide Sire having applied to the EuroGenomics fee system. These bulls are evaluated on 5 scales: Spanish, French, Nordic, Netherlands-Flanders, and Polish.
     
    For more genomic breeding values on each scale, look at the following links

    Nordic scale:

    >> Breeding values (NAV bull search, Interbull bull search) and ranking

    Dutch-Flemish scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values

    >> TOP300 rankings on black&white base, or on red base 

    Spanish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values

    >> Ranking:  Look at “Catálogo Internacional de Sementales - 200 Mejores Toros baja fiabilidad" for international young bulls (without daughers)

    French scale: 

    >> Search by animal for breeding values or by group for ranking

    Polish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values, select a number of bulls for ranking

    German scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values 

    >> Top 50-250 rankings on the German scale

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    The EuroGenomics rankings from December 2019 are now online!

    2019 | 12 | 05

    The latest publications (December 2019) for ICO, ISU, NTM, NVI, PF and RZG took place as scheduled in Spain, France, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands-Flanders, Poland and Germany.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings now include 2,970 Holstein A.I. bulls from 10 months to 5 years old at the date of publication. Total Merit Index on the 6 scales have been computed from genotypes available in any official evaluation unit associated to the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.
     
    Follow the link and find out Total Merit Index on 6 scales for bulls from Aberekin, Ascol, CRV, Evolution, Fefricale, Genetical, Holstein Austria, Masterrind, MCB Krasne, MCHiRZ Lowicz, Osnabrücker Herdbuch, Qnetics, RinderAllianz, Rinderunion Baden-Württemberg, Rinderzucht Schleswig-Holstein, Rinderzuchtverband Berlin-Brandenburg, Rinder-Union West, SRB, Viking Genetics, VOST, WCHiRZ Poznan and Xenética Fontao.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings also include bulls from AI Total, DairyGen, Natural and World Wide Sire having applied to the EuroGenomics fee system. These bulls are evaluated on 5 scales: Spanish, French, Nordic, Netherlands-Flanders, and Polish.
     
    For more genomic breeding values on each scale, look at the following links

    Nordic scale:

    >> Breeding values (NAV bull search, Interbull bull search) and ranking

    Dutch-Flemish scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values

    >> TOP300 rankings on black&white base, or on red base 

    Spanish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values

    >> Ranking:  Look at “Catálogo Internacional de Sementales - 200 Mejores Toros baja fiabilidad" for international young bulls (without daughers)

    French scale: 

    >> Search by animal for breeding values or by group for ranking

    Polish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values, select a number of bulls for ranking

    German scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values 

    >> Top 50-250 rankings on the German scale

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    The EuroGenomics rankings from August 2019 are now online!

    2019 | 08 | 16

    The latest publications (August 2019) for ICO, ISU, NTM, NVI, PF and RZG took place as scheduled in Spain, France, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands-Flanders, Poland and Germany.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings now include 3,028 Holstein A.I. bulls from 10 months to 5 years old at the date of publication. Total Merit Index on the 6 scales have been computed from genotypes available in any official evaluation unit associated to the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.
     
    Follow the link and find out Total Merit Index on 6 scales for bulls from Aberekin, Ascol, CRV, Evolution, Fefricale, Genetical, Holstein Austria, Masterrind, MCB Krasne, MCHiRZ Lowicz, Osnabrücker Herdbuch, Qnetics, RinderAllianz, Rinderunion Baden-Württemberg, Rinderzucht Schleswig-Holstein, Rinderzuchtverband Berlin-Brandenburg, Rinder-Union West, SRB, Viking Genetics, VOST, WCHiRZ Poznan and Xenética Fontao.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings also include bulls from AI Total, CRI, DairyGen, Natural and World Wide Sire having applied to the EuroGenomics fee system. These bulls are evaluated on 5 scales: Spanish, French, Nordic, Netherlands-Flanders, and Polish.
     
    For more genomic breeding values on each scale, look at the following links

    Nordic scale:

    >> Breeding values (NAV bull search, Interbull bull search) and ranking

    Dutch-Flemish scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values

    >> TOP300 rankings on black&white base, or on red base 

    Spanish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values

    >> Ranking:  Look at “Catálogo Internacional de Sementales - 200 Mejores Toros baja fiabilidad" for international young bulls (without daughers)

    French scale: 

    >> Search by animal for breeding values or by group for ranking

    Polish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values, select a number of bulls for ranking

    German scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values 

    >> Top 50-250 rankings on the German scale

  • Press Release - July 2019 - New members BRS and VIT

    Press Release - July 2019 - New members BRS and VIT

    2019 | 07 | 16

    On 26th of June, 2019, the Members of EuroGenomics Cooperative officially approved the entrance of 2 new members representing the German Holstein Breeding Industry: BRS and vit.

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    SmartCow Transnational Access: Second Call for proposals launched

    2019 | 05 | 17

    The second call for proposals for Transnational Access (TNA) within the SmartCow project has been launched. The TNA calls makes available cattle research facilities of SmartCow partners for research by acaqdemic of industry colleagues from other (mainly EU) countries. There are 18 research installations in seven countries, covering a range of cattle types managed in diverse husbandry and feeding systems. They include the most advanced animal science technologies applied to cattle in the fields of nutrition, physiology, ethology and animal husbandry. 

    More information about the TNA call can be found here: http://www.smartcow.eu/call-for-proposals/

    The deadlines for the second TNA call are as follows

    - First stage application: June 30, 2019

    - Second stage application: September 30, 2019

    Applications must be made online through the submission portal: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/1162/submission

    What is SmartCow?

    SmartCow integrates key European cattle research infrastructures to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production. Covering all the relevant scientific fields and the diversity of cattle types and production systems, SmartCow will provide the academic and private research communities with easy access to high quality services and resources. These are needed to develop innovative and ethical solutions for efficient use of animal and feed resources that promote animal welfare and healthy livestock, as well as sustainable competitiveness. EuroGenomics is a stakeholder in the SmartCow project. 

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    EuroGenomics new EuroG MD beadchip

    2019 | 04 | 30

    Starting April 2019 the EuroGenomics consortium starts using the EuroG MD beadchip. The customized beadchip designed by a European research consortium has been deployed millions of times to characterize key breeding animals across Europe. Currently, version 8 of the beadchip has been deployed. Now, scientists working with EuroGenomics have worked further to develop their custom genotyping beadchip. This has produced the greatly enhanced and expanded EuroG MD beadchip.

    Read more about this new chip in the press release.

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    The EuroGenomics rankings from April 2019 are now online!

    2019 | 04 | 05

    The latest publications (April 2019) for ICO, ISU, NTM, NVI and PF took place as scheduled in Spain, France, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands-Flanders and Poland.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings now include 1,908 Holstein A.I. bulls from 10 months to 5 years old at the date of publication. Total Merit Index on the 5 scales have been computed from genotypes available in any official evaluation unit associated to the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.
     
    Follow the link and find out Total Merit Index on 5 scales for bulls from Aberekin, Ascol, CRV, Evolution, Fefricale, Genetical, MCB Krasne, MCHiRZ Lowicz, Viking Genetics, WCHiRZ Poznan and Xenética Fontao. The EuroGenomics rankings also include bulls from AI Total, CRI, DairyGen, Natural and World Wide Sire having applied to the EuroGenomics fee system.
     
    For more genomic breeding values on each scale, look at the following links

    Nordic scale:

    >> Breeding values (NAV bull search, Interbull bull search) and ranking

    Dutch-Flemish scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values

    >> TOP300 rankings on black&white base, or on red base 

    Spanish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values

    >> Ranking:  Look at “Catálogo Internacional de Sementales - 200 Mejores Toros baja fiabilidad" for international young bulls (without daughers)

    French scale: 

    >> Search by animal for breeding values or by group for ranking

    Polish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values, select a number of bulls for ranking

     

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    The EuroGenomics rankings from December 2018 are now online!

    2018 | 12 | 07

    The latest publications (December 2018) for ICO, ISU, NTM, NVI and PF took place as scheduled in Spain, France, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands-Flanders and Poland.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings now include 1,993 Holstein A.I. bulls from 10 months to 5 years old at the date of publication. Total Merit Index on the 5 scales have been computed from genotypes available in any official evaluation unit associated to the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.
     
    Follow the link and find out Total Merit Index on 5 scales for bulls from Aberekin, Ascol, CRV, Evolution, Fefricale, Genetical, MCB Krasne, MCHiRZ Lowicz, Viking Genetics, WCHiRZ Poznan and Xenética Fontao. The EuroGenomics rankings also include bulls from AI Total, CRI, DairyGen, Natural and World Wide Sire having applied to the EuroGenomics fee system.
     
    For more genomic breeding values on each scale, look at the following links

    Nordic scale:

    >> Breeding values (NAV bull search, Interbull bull search) and ranking

    Dutch-Flemish scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values

    >> TOP300 rankings on black&white base, or on red base 

    Spanish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values

    >> Ranking:  Look at “Catálogo Internacional de Sementales - 200 Mejores Toros baja fiabilidad" for international young bulls (without daughers)

    French scale: 

    >> Search by animal for breeding values or by group for ranking

    Polish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values, select a number of bulls for ranking

     

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    Two vacancies for Genetic Data Analysts at the Interbull Centre

    2018 | 11 | 19

    Exciting opportunities

    The Interbull Centre is a section of the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden. It has been contracted by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) to be the operational unit for the Interbull subcommittee and for the Interbeef Working Group. The Interbull Centre provides genetic and genomic services and applied research for improvement of cattle to a worldwide network, involving data from 37 countries on five continents. The MACE services implemented in 1995 provide the backbone to our services, but services have evolved and improved over time. A decade of genomic evaluation and selection in the cattle industry has brought exciting opportunities to the Interbull Centre (including GMACE, InterGenomics). International beef evaluation (Interbeef) is fast developing and is including new traits, breeds and countries bringing a myriad of opportunities.

    Currently the Interbull Centre is in the midst of expanding its international datahub for pedigree, and phenotypic and genotypic information. We are already well advanced with new international genomic evaluations for Holstein cattle (InterGenomics-Holstein), and enabling exchange of genetic defects and genotypes for dairy and beef, while we are also exploring novel evaluation methodologies (meta-analyses such as SNPMace).

    On 1 Nov. 2018, Animal Breeding Law (EU) 2016/1012 came into effect. With that, the Interbull Centre started its new mandate as an EU Reference Centre, assisting the European Commission and EU Member States in issues related to bovine breeding and genetics and performance recording.

    Two vacancies for quantitative geneticists in an International Network

    The Interbull Centre is seeking two quantitative geneticists to strengthen the delivery of genetic and genomic evaluations in beef and dairy. The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic team of 8 with backgrounds in genetics and information technology. You will report to the Interbull Centre Director and work with many research institutes and evaluation centres, and some of the world’s most renowned animal geneticists represented in Interbull Committees and ICAR Working Groups.

    For more information click here.

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    The EuroGenomics rankings from August 2018 are now online!

    2018 | 08 | 10

    The latest publications (August 2018) for ICO, ISU, NTM, NVI and PF took place as scheduled in Spain, France, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands-Flanders and Poland.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings now include 2,056 Holstein A.I. bulls from 10 months to 5 years old at the date of publication. Total Merit Index on the 5 scales have been computed from genotypes available in any official evaluation unit associated to the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.
     
    Follow the link and find out Total Merit Index on 5 scales for bulls from Aberekin, Ascol, CRV, Evolution, Fefricale, Genetical, MCB Krasne, MCHiRZ Lowicz, Viking Genetics, WCHiRZ Poznan and Xenética Fontao. The EuroGenomics rankings also include bulls from AI Total, CRI, DairyGen, Natural and World Wide Sire having applied to the EuroGenomics fee system.
     
    For more genomic breeding values on each scale, look at the following links

    Nordic scale:

    >> Breeding values (NAV bull search, Interbull bull search) and ranking

    Dutch-Flemish scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values

    >> TOP300 rankings on black&white base, or on red base 

    Spanish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values

    >> Ranking:  Look at “Catálogo Internacional de Sementales - 200 Mejores Toros baja fiabilidad" for international young bulls (without daughers)

    French scale: 

    >> Search by animal for breeding values or by group for ranking

    Polish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values, select a number of bulls for ranking

     

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    SmartCow Transnational access call is now published

    2018 | 07 | 27

    EuroGenomics is a stakeholder in the European SmartCow project. 

    What is SmartCow?

    SmartCow integrates key European cattle research infrastructures to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production. Covering all the relevant scientific fields and the diversity of cattle types and production systems, SmartCow will provide the academic and private research communities with easy access to high quality services and resources. These are needed to develop innovative and ethical solutions for efficient use of animal and feed resources that promote animal welfare and healthy livestock, as well as sustainable competitiveness.

    To reach this:

    • At networking level; SmartCow will allow better use of existing research infrastructures (RIs) and stimulate collaboration across research fields, production systems and national border
    • At joint research level; quality, ethics and cost/benefit ratio of experimental services provided by SmartCow RIs will be improved
    • At the transnational access level; SmartCow will promote key EU cattle experimental facilities and expertise 

     

    Transnational access (TNA) calls now published!

    SmartCow TNA calls will provide academic and industry communities with free access to a wide range of cattle research facilities across Europe. Overall, they will be able to support up to 30 research projects representing a total of 10.000 "cow-weeks" (number of animals * number of experimental weeks). 

    Deadline for the first stage proposal is 30th of September 2018.

    Click here for more information.

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    EuroGenomics as stakeholder during GenTORE's first Annual Meeting

    2018 | 07 | 02

    EuroGenomics Cooperative is one of the stakeholders in the European H2020 project GenTORE: "GENomic management Tools to Optimize Resilience and Efficiency."

    About GenTORE

    GenTORE will develop innovative genome-enabled selection and management tools to empower farmers to optimize cattle resilience and efficiency (R&E) in different changing environments. 

    Resilience is defined as the capacity to safeguard future ability to continue contributing genes to the next generation when confronted with environmental perturbations.

    Efficiency is defined as the ratio of energy in the product to the energy ingested to achieve that production, measured over a time period that is relevant to ensure that efficiency gains are sustainable. 

    EuroGenomics participates as stakeholder in this project to give input in the form of ideas and views regarding the research and subsequent outputs. Also, by being a stakeholder, EuroGenomics could benefit from new technologies and data. The goal is that project outputs are fit for purpose and immdediately relevant to what is happening in daily practice on cattle farms. They will be more user-friendly and thus adoprted rapidly and seamlessly by farmers and breeders. 

    First Annual Meeting GenTORE

    On 15-16th of May 2018, GenTORE's first Annual Meeting took place, during which the different work packages and their leaders were introduced. Special focus was on the inclusion of the stakeholders in the project and its work packages. There was the possibility to attend work package specific meetings in which the different tasks and contributions were discussed in detail. The Annual Meeting ended with an interactive stakeholder speeddating session. Time flew by during this part of the meeting when it was possible to directly interact with work package leaders to discuss where stakeholders could support GenTORE and how stakeholders in their turn could benefit from the research done within the project. EuroGenomics is looking forward to continue being a stakeholder in the GenTORE project.

    If you would like to stay up-to-date on activities within GenTORE please subscribe to their mailing list here.

    As stakeholder inclusion is important to improve GenTORE outcomes, it's possible to actively join discussions. If you would like to participate, please register here to the GenTORE Stakeholders E-Platform

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    Change in EuroGenomics Management Board

    2018 | 05 | 09

    There has been a change in the EuroGenomics Management Board: Sander de Roos has replaced Gosse Veninga as representative of The Netherlands/Flanders (CRV). 

    The Management Board thanks Gosse and wishes him all the best with his future tasks for member CRV. 

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    The EuroGenomics rankings of April 2018 are now online!

    2018 | 04 | 06

    The latest publications (April 2018) for ICO, ISU, NTM, NVI and PF took place as scheduled in Spain, France, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands-Flanders and Poland.
     
    The EuroGenomics rankings now include 2,141 Holstein A.I. bulls from 10 months to 5 years old at the date of publication. Total Merit Index on the 5 scales have been computed from genotypes available in any official evaluation unit associated to the members of the EuroGenomics Cooperative.
     
    Follow the link and find out Total Merit Index on 5 scales for bulls from Aberekin, Ascol, CRV, Evolution, Genetical, MCB Krasne, MCHiRZ Lowicz, Viking Genetics, WCHiRZ Poznan and Xenética Fontao. The EuroGenomics rankings also include bulls from AI Total, CRI, DairyGen and World Wide Sire having applied to the EuroGenomics fee system.
     
    For more genomic breeding values on each scale, look at the following links

    Nordic scale:

    >> Breeding values (NAV bull search, Interbull bull search) and ranking

    Dutch-Flemish scale:

    >> Search by sire for breeding values

    >> TOP300 rankings on black&white base, or on red base 

    Spanish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values

    >> Ranking:  Look at “Catálogo Internacional de Sementales - 200 Mejores Toros baja fiabilidad" for international young bulls (without daughers)

    French scale: 

    >> Search by animal for breeding values or by group for ranking

    Polish scale:

    >> Search by bull for breeding values, select a number of bulls for ranking