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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ireland plans to pump €23 million ($31.1 million) next year into a program that will seek to use genomics to improve beef cattle while boosting efficiency and profits in the cattle industry.

Under the Beef Genomics Scheme, the funding will provide producers with €40 per calf, and in return the farmers will take samples from stock bulls and suckler cows for genotyping, Simon Coveney, Ireland's minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, said yesterday.

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