Breeding Dairy Cattle for Resource Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

A++ Cow - Makera

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The aim of the A++ Cow project is to establish genomic predictions for feed efficiency in Finnish and Nordic dairy cows.


Once implemented, it is expected that feed efficiency improves on an annual rate of 0.5%, which in 10 years’ time has generated already savings in feed costs of about 20 million euros and a reduction in greenhouse gases by about 350 000 tons CO2-equ.