NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ireland plans to spend €40 million ($54.4 million) to create a database of genomic information on dairy cows that farmers and researchers can use to improve their animal breeding.

Ireland's Minster for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine Simon Coveney said this week that the investment will include €23 million for a genomics program, €10 million for the Beef Data program, €5 million for the Beef Technology Adoption program, and €2m in residual payments to farmers.

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