NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Irish government this week launched a €300 million ($336.5 million) program aimed at improving beef genetics in the country.

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme is being funded under Ireland's 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme. It will provide €52 million per year to the suckler beef sector to accelerate genetic improvement in the national herd, while aiming to improve its environmental and economic stability.

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