GenTORE is a H2020 project running from first of June 2017 to 31st of May 2022.
The rate of resilience and efficiency determines the ability to adapt to changes. The need for resilient production systems is clear and increasingly urgent, and such systems include resilient animals.
In the context of livestock systems, the optimal trade-off between resilience and efficiency will differ according to the local production environment, i.e. tailored solutions to optimizing resilience and efficiency are needed.
A recently started EU Horizon 2020 project called GenTORE (www.gentore.eu) is tackling the issue of developing large-scale phenotyping of resilience and efficiency in both dairy and beef cattle.
GenTORE will improve the ability of the European beef and dairy cattle livestock sector to become more resilient and efficient by translating innovative breeding opportunities into practical solutions at farm level.
GenTORE therefore delivers impacts from the farm level up, enhancing innovation capacity through applied breeding technologies and management support tools, and thus creating new market opportunities.
These will strengthen competitiveness and growth, reduce the environmental impact of livestock farming, while engaging with wider societal benefits through comprehensive dissemination of messages of improved welfare and health supporting positive consumer perceptions.