|dc.description.abstract||The annual Baltic Animal Breeding Conference starts its fifth round. Over the
twelve years, the goal of this conference series has been to promote research on
scientific aspects of breeding of different livestock breeds, conservation of
genetic resources, and animal nutrition.
In the farm animal sector increasing attention has been paid to quality and
safety of animal production, competitiveness of farm animal production, animal
and human health, and sustainability of farmed livestock. Throughout the years,
good collaboration has been developed between the researchers from the Baltic
and other countries. The research is international. There are some new financing
opportunities designed to support a wide range of participants: from universities,
through public authorities to small enterprises and researchers from various
countries. We expect that the Seventh Research Framework Programme will
broaden perspectives for further extensive collaboration and increase synergy
between related research areas.
We hope the 13th Baltic Animal Breeding Conference gives you an
opportunity to exchange information and ideas and will facilitate further effective
cooperation and mutual personal contacts.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Prof. Haldja Viinalass||eng