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  1. EURECATowards self-sustainability of EUropean REgional CAttle breedsEU GENRES 012 (870/04)Approved ! Sipke J. Hiemstra September 2006 NC-workshop Antalya

  2. Background • Replacement of local/regional, often ‘dual purpose’cattle breeds by specialized, widely used breeds • Many autochtonous, dual-purpose, regional/local breeds became rare breeds • How to maintain these breeds, the associated agro-ecosystems and our cultural heritage • Local/regional cattle breeds are a very visible part of our rural area and agricultural cultural heritage in Europe • Successfull strategies for conservation, development and use of such ‘regional/local’ cattle breeds ?

  3. Objectives • To better understand the factors affecting demographic dynamics of local/regional cattle breeds • To assess status and organisation of existing cattle cryopreservation programmes • To review available methodologies and software, which are useful supportive tools for genetic management • To construct a map of breed development perspectives and suggest guidelines for succesful programmes • To assist in development of national or cross-border strategies towards self-sustainability and a higher profitability • To exchange state of the art knowledge + ‘good practices’

  4. Approach and methodology • Identification of important factors that influence breed dynamics and success or suboptimal success (15 breed cases) • Determine a minimum set of parameters to analyze a larger number of breeds • Collect data from existing cryopreservation programs (4) and identify criteria for rationalization of cryopreservation programs • Test the results of 1-3 in a Europe wide survey • To assess existing tools, practices and software for their use in genetic management • To develop guidelines for successful programs • To carry out 5 breed strategy demonstration cases to test the guidelines • To communicate and disseminate results of the project widely

  5. Which breeds are we looking at ? Inter alia……. • Reggiana • Avilena Negra-Ibérica • Kerry • Blanc Bleu Type Mixte • East Finn cattle • Meuse Rhine Yssel / Pie Rouge • Polish Red

  6. WP8 WP1 WP6 WP6 WP3 WP2 WP5 WP4 WP7 WP1 – breed cases WP2 – cryo survey WP3 – national survey WP4 – useful tools WP5 – breed strategy demo WP6 - guidelines WP7 - dissemination WP8 - coordination

  7. P4 – FUSAGx – Belgium – Gengler P5 – EAU – Estonia –Viinalass P6 – NRIAP – Poland – Choroszy P7 – ICBF – Ireland – Wickham/Kearney P8 – INIA – Spain – Diaz/Toro P9 – IAAS – Norway - Meuwissen

  8. Role of European NC’s • Interesting breed cases • Connection to other projects / initiatives • National survey

  9. Communication plan • Website • Annual workshops NCs • Distribution of guidelines/documents • Final conference

  10. EURECA EURECA Diversity in cattle Diversity in landscapes Thank you for your attention