The “Polish Genetics Group” consortium has been established

An agreement concerning the inception of the “Polish Genetics Group” consortium was signed on 23 November 2017.

The agreement between the National Agricultural Support Centre (including 39 companies which deal with breeding farm animals in which the Centre exercises the owner supervision) and the National Research Institute of Animal Production was signed by the General Director of the Centre Witold Strobel and the Director of the Institute Prof. Eng. Maciej Pompa-Roborzyński, Ph.D.

The task of the “Polish Genetics Group” is to create an entity, which will undertake effective activities aiming at the intensification of development works in the field of genetic progress in the national population of farm animals. Moreover, the consortium moves towards obtaining a decisive prevalence of national genetic resources on native breeding market, making a qualitative leap in breeding progress, the increase of the effectiveness of production, value of breeding sector and setting down new directions of animal breeding development. The aims are to be achieved through joint realization of the activities among others through running information system in the field of animal and plant production, the implementation of the programme of combating animal diseases, the dissemination of knowledge on animal breeding, the dissemination of food programs in cattle breeding and rearing, running genomic evaluation of young individuals and the disclosure of the results to the “Polish Genetics Group”.

The national potential of animal breeding needs support from science. The National Research Institute of Animal Production possesses modern tools for animal reproduction. It possesses new methods of reproduction, genomics or proteomics. The intention of the consortium is the use of genetic material at the disposal of the companies of the National Agricultural Support Centre to improve and later implement it to mass production. This way, the improved genetic material will reach Polish farmers.