PROLIFIC Final Annual Meeting
Aarhus University-Foulum, Denmark
23rd-24th November 2016
the project will address the problems of reproductive success in the cow using a pluridisciplinary approach to find new phenotypes, to deliver targets for genomic selection of fertility, to improve biotechnologies and to find molecular indicators of the ability of the cow to support the pregnancy.
PROLIFIC will also investigate into the effects of different feeding systems on postpartum ovarian function allowing identification of appropriate feeding management by providing the farmer with improved tools for on-farm reproductive monitoring and management.
The sustainability of dairy cattle farming systems relies in large part on the ability of cows to maintain reproductive performance as they cope with the constraints imposed by environmental conditions and livestock practices. Reproductive performance is central to farm sustainability as it underpins cow productivity (lactation) and longevity (replacement risk).