Design and optimization of breeding programmes

The optimization of breeding programmes is a task at the interface of animal breeding and economics. While the basic approaches for the design of breeding programmes are well established, it is necessary to adapt them permanently to the changing requirements. We coordinate a research project FUGATO+brain, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Research, in which new methods are designed and a user-friendly and methodological comprehensive software for the design of breeding programmes will be developed. These methods and tools will be used both for research and teaching and will be available for the industry. In parallel, we work on demonstration projects optimizing breeding programmes for various farm animal species.