The course will focus on the relationship between animal welfare, sustainable farming and milk quality for human consumption. The course will present the main factors affecting the hygienic, economic...Read more »
He is Sr. researcher at the Institute of Zootechnics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Technical Director of the Italian Breeder association.
His scientific interest is in using high-resolution molecular markers. More recently he focused on the application of novel genomic tools for the identification of quantitative traits and on the integration of molecular information into breeding programs.
With traditional breeding, farmers have enhanced production traits in their herds by choosing superior individuals based on “breeding values” achieved by combining phenotypic recording of individual...Read more »
Farm animal genetic resources, sustainability and traceability: an integrated approach to evaluate and conserve livestock biodiversity and “made in Italy” products
The conservation of genetic biodiversity in plants and animals, potentially employed for food production, represents a relevant problem worldwide. Particularly, the importance of the conservation of...Read more »
This course will start by introducing the desirable features of milk destined for the production of high quality cheese, taking livestock selection criteria and cheese adequacy control processes into...Read more »