Breed4Food is a consortium established by Wageningen University & Research Centre and four international animal breeding companies:
- CRV (cattle)
- Hendrix Genetics (turkeys, layers, pigs, aquaculture and traditional poultry)
- Topigs Norsvin (pigs)
- Cobb Europe (broilers)
Partnering to develop novel genetics and genomics tools through innovative science, beneficial to the breeding, production and consumption of animal proteins with a strong commitment to responsible stewardship of animal resources.
Animal breeding requires high investments in R&D and long-term commitment to meet changing consumer demands to increase efficiency in the food chain, to reduce the ecological foot print, to minimize the use of antibiotics and to contribute to food safety, better health and welfare of livestock.