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Theme: Improving efficiency and quality of UK pigs and poultry through genetics

Detailed below are science projects in the theme selected.

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LS3101: Identification of candidate genes for improved reproductive efficiency in broiler breeder production
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2000 To 2003, Cost £824,890
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Poultry, Biotechnology
 
 
LS3102: Identifying genes from rare breeds for sustainable agriculture
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2001 To 2002, Cost £16,586
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Livestock Farming, Pigs, Reproduction, Biotech-non GM
 
 
LS3103: Genetic selection for improved pre-weaning survival of piglets
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2003 To 2007, Cost £627,118
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   University - Scottish Agricultural College, University - Newcastle
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Birth Weight, Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Animal Production, Animal Welfare, Pigs, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production, Biotech-non GM
 
 
LS3104: Reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution by poultry - determining the potential for genetic methods
Description - Time Scale & Cost
From 2003 To 2006, Cost £712,568
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Environment, Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Natural Resource Use, Phosphorus, Poultry, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production, Biotech-non GM
 
 
LS3106: Precision selection tools to reduce the requirement for food restriction in broiler breeders
Description - Time Scale & Cost
From 2004 To 2008, Cost £613,259
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Livestock
Keywords:  
Farming, Genetics, Livestock Farming, Animal Welfare, Poultry, Sustainable Farming and Food
 
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