The project consists of several inter-related research activities focused on increasing feed efficiency (FE) and decreasing methane emissions (ME) in the dairy industry:

FE and ME – enlarging the database for genomic analysis through increased data collection (phenotypic and genotypic) on these two traits and collaboration with international groups
Using milk infrared spectroscopy data as an indicator of FE
Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) to identify genomic regions associated with FE and ME
Whole-genome sequencing, variant discovery and functional studies to better understand the underlying biology of FE and ME
Development and implementation of Canadian genomic evaluations for FE and ME in the Canadian dairy industry
Social and Economic Benefits (GE3LS) of selecting for these two traits for society and for industry