News - September 13, 2012


Wageningen Ur is going to work with four breeding organizations on finding the genetic basis of complex characteristics in dairy cattle, chickens and pigs.

On Monday 3 September they signed an agreement to create the top institute Breed4Food. For the coming two years Breed4Food will essentially be a virtual research centre - the DNA researchers of the breeding organizations will stay where they are and exchange information with each other and with Wageningen UR online. In five years' time, it should take its place on the Wageningen campus as an R&D centre with about 50 researchers, says R&D director Ate Lindebook of the CRV.