Animal GenoPhenomics

The focus of the ‘Animal GenoPhenomics’ Research Group is on developing new and characterising existing breeding traits to produce healthy, more efficient and more robust livestock. To integrate these new traits into existing breeding programmes we carry out genome analyses that enable the identification of gene loci and causal variants and provide key principles for rapid breeding success.

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Posieux engraissement des bovins


Over two-thirds of the useful agricultural area in Switzerland consists of grassland, which is why ruminant husbandry is an important pillar of Swiss agriculture. Thanks to the high-quality grassland forage produced in Switzerland, milk and meat can be produced in an ecologically efficient manner with minimal use of concentrates.

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