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Theme: Genetic approaches to improving efficiency and quality of UK beef cattle and sheep

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LS3001: Identifying genetic markers for carcass and meat quality traits in sheep
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2000 To 2004, Cost £687,715
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Meat Quality, Sheep, Biotechnology
 
 
LS3002: Storage of blood samples from rare sheep breeds (LGC)
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2002 To 2003, Cost £10,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   LGC
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Sheep
 
 
LS3003: Storage of blood samples from rare sheep breeds (Cellmark)
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2002 To 2003, Cost £13,500
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Cellmark Diagnostics
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Sheep
 
 
LS3004: To demonstrate the value of a selection index incorporating CT scans to improve carcass conformation in sheep - production of CT scans
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2002 To 2004, Cost £65,930
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   ADAS UK Ltd.
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Rural Communities, Sheep, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production
 
 
LS3005: Demonstration of genetic improvement in crossbred progeny from Swaledale sheep
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2004 To 2007, Cost £33,046
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   ADAS UK Ltd.
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Livestock Farming, Rural Communities, Sheep, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production, Technology Transfer
 
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