Detailed assessment of cattle breed cases

WP1 will carry out a detailed assessment of 15 cattle breed cases in 9 countries in different sub regions of Europe. The evolution of the role of local cattle breeds in European agriculture during the last 2-3 decades will be analysed and critical factors that play a key role in determining presence of absence of breed self-sustainability will be identified. Possible elements, exploitable for achieving breed self-sustainability and a restricted set of parameters for surveying conditions for local breeds self-sustainability will be identified.

Breed cases
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Scientific publication

    • Gandini, G., Avon, L., Bohte-Wilhelmus, D., Bay, E., Colinet, F.G., Choroszy, Z., Díaz, C., Duclos, D., Fernández, J., Gengler, N., Hoving-Bolink, R., Kearney, F., Lilja, T., Mäki-Tanila, A., Martín-Collado, D., Maurice-van Eijndhoven, M., Musella, M., Pizzi, F., Soini, K., Toro, M., Turri, F., Viinalas, H., the EURECA Consortium and Hiemstra, S.J. 2010. Motives and values in farming local cattle breeds in Europe: a survey on 15 breeds. Animal Genetic Resources, 47, 45-58, 2010.