NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has selected Illumina as technology partner for its Beef Data and Genomics Program, Illumina said this week.

The program, announced in May, is funded with €300 million ($342 million) from the Irish government and aims to accelerate genetic improvement in the national cattle herd and to increase its environmental and economic stability. ICBF selected Illumina as its partner in June.

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