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GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech

The experimental farm, the "Pin" (61310 le Pin-au-Haras) hosts the "Prairiales" seminar on Thursday June 13..

Prairiales 2019
A seminar involving both scientists and breeders/professionals in animal breeding. Many INRA scientists (Animal Genetics, Livestock Production and Animal Health Divisions notably) will present their work to breeders.
Prairiales 2019

Animal Village

INRA scientists will first present their work on feed efficiency as well as results from a study on grassland systems.

We will show breeders the new tools acquired to perfom high-throughput phenotyping. The data acquired help us to define more finely important genetic traits for tomorrow's farming. Individual ingestion is measured using a system with troughs, characterizing the meals. We performed studies on the interactions between genetics and health. The objective is to select animals for their resistance to mastitis and for calves, to respiratory diseases. We also worked on feed efficiency of beef cows and the genetic determinism of their sexual precocity and their development.

Genomics for Dummies

A workshop will be dedicated to genomics "for Dummies" in order to recall the basics of selection in the genomics era!

We will also discuss grassland systems. For fourteen years we have been carrying out experiments using two feeding strategies. In the first system, we are interested in the expression of dairy potential; in the second, cows adapt to a local resource, grass. We perform measurements on the prairies. The data collected are necessary for the characterization of grassland systems. Our goal is to define the overall resilience of the system outside of climatic and economic incidents. We will present the tools used on a daily basis for management of pastures in order to help those who wish to return to a grassland system.

This seminar is for who?

It is for all those breeders who are interested in using prairies. The following question will be treated: location, environmental role, plants.

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