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 DAFM National Call 2017  Surveillance Welfare and Biosecurity of farmed animals
SusAn ERANET Call 2016 Sustainable Sheep Production
SusAn ERANET Call 2016 Co-definition and evaluation of SUSTAINable BEEF farming systems based on resources non edible by humans
US Ireland Call 2016 Application of next generation sequencing for the identification of DNA based biomarkers in regulatory regions of the genome for susceptibility to bovine respiratory disease complex
DAFM National Call 2015 Clean Broilers through Enhanced Farm Biosecurity, Processing Prerequisites and HACCP Based Interventions
DAFM National Call 2015 Next generation approaches to improved diagnostics and molecular epidemiology for control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
DAFM National Call 2015 Feasible phenotyping strategies for efficient and effective genetic gain in difficult-to-measure traits in cattle and sheep
DAFM National Call 2015 NUTRIGEN: The interaction between genotype and nutrition in high yielding dairy cows in seasonal grass based systems of milk production
DAFM National Call 2015 Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Animal Production
DAFM National Call 2015 A multidisciplinary approach to improving the reproductive performance in the Irish sheep, beef and dairy populations
DAFM National Call 2015 New strategies to predict and monitor semen fertility
DAFM National Call 2015 Amoebic disease of salmon
DAFM National Call 2014 Long-term sustainable breeding strategies for consistently superior health in cattle
DAFM National Call 2014 Strain Specific Pathogenicity of Staphyloccus aureus
DAFM National Call 2014 Multi-breed sheep genetic and genomic evaluations
DAFM National Call 2014 Strategies to PROtect and improve the WELfare of dairy COWs in Irish systems of milk production
DAFM National Call 2014 Investigation of respiratory disease on Irish pig farms, associated risk factors & the relationship with performance, welfare & antimicrobial use.
DAFM National Call 2014 Environmental enrichment and nutritional strategies to reduce tail biting in pig farms
Aniwha ERANET Call 2013 Prevalence and optimised detection of resistance to antibiotics vital for animal and human health
DAFM National Call 2013 Innovative control of fluke in Irish livestock leading to sustainable use of anthelmintics and reduced potential for anthelmintic resistance
DAFM National Call 2013 Optimising annual output per sow by increasing the number of viable piglets born alive and minimising pre-weaning piflit mortality
DAFM National Call 2013 Effect of chicken mucin on Campylobacter jejuni global gene expression and colonisation of poultry
DAFM National Call 2013 Early diagnosis of postpartum uterine disease for enhancement of reproduction and improved cow health
DAFM National Call 2013 Development, calibration and validation of feed intake methology to rapidly screen dairy , beef and sheep for feed intake and efficiency
DAFM National Call 2013 An intigrated multidisciplinary approach to improving the reproductive efficiency of seasonal calving beef cow herds in Ireland
DAFM National Call 2013 A multidisciplinary approach for the development of accurate biological markers of feed efficiency in cattle and pigs
DAFM National Call 2013 Genetic, nutritional and management approaches to improve fertility in lactating dairy cattle
DAFM National Call 2011 Molecular Biomarkers of Fertility-New Tools for the Cattle Industry(reproductive Defensins
DAFM National Call 2011 Development of ante and post mortem meat inspection of pigs as a welfare diagnostic tool.
DAFM National Call 2011 Multi-breed genomic selection in dairy and beef cattle
DAFM National Call 2011 Maximising the Genetic Potential of Young Elite Bulls - A Multidisciplinary Approach
DAFM National Call 2011 Feed evaluation for accurate nutrition (FEFAN)
DAFM National Call 2011 Predisposing factors for disease and immunocompetence in artificially-reared dairy and suckled beef calves from birth to weaning
DAFM National Call 2011 Genetics of costs production traits
DAFM National Call 2011 Multidisciplinary programme to deliver improved diagnosis, on-farm strategies, and economic drivers for the control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis on Irish farms
DAFM National Call 2011 Precision Nutrition for improved animal productivity, product quality and environmental sustainability
DAFM National Call 2011 Profitable production of bull beef to market specification while ensuring optimum quality for the consumer
EMIDA EraNet Call 2011 Development of Novel Diagnostic strategies for the anti-mortem immunodiagnosis of bovine tuberculosis and Johne's disease: MYCOBACTDIAGNONOSIS
DEMIDA EraNet Call 2011 Coping with Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants Coping with Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants
DAFM National Call 2011 Marine compounds to enhance productivity and health in pigs
DAFM National Call 2011 Gender, age and diet effects on lamb meat flavour and sensory quality
DAFM National Call 2011 Genetic selection for improved milk and meat product quality in dairy, beef and sheep
DAFM National Call 2011 Profitable production of bull beef to market specification while ensuring optimum quality for the consumer