“For more than 20 years, Illumina has aspired to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Now, next-generation sequencing is enabling the discovery and understanding of the structure, function, and diversity of plant and animal genomes. Through innovation and collaboration with researchers around the globe, we are driving genomic breakthroughs that promote food security and conservation efforts. While the rate of progress continues to accelerate exponentially, we have only just begun to discover the true impact of genomics in agriculture. Knowing human health starts with an adequate and nutritious food supply and a safe and sustainable environment inspires us to push the boundaries of our imagination and drive innovation in agriculture.
“INTERBEV is the French National Interprofessional Association of Livestock and Meat, founded in 1979 on the initiative of the representative organizations of the French livestock and meat industry. It reflects the desire of professionals in the beef, sheep, horse and goat sectors to offer consumers healthy, quality products that are identified throughout the chain. It federates and enhances the common interests of livestock farming and the craft, industrial and commercial activities of this sector, which represents 500,000 jobs and is one of the leading economic activities of our French territory. To integrate the expectations of society, the professionals of this sector have gathered around a societal responsibility approach, the « Pacte sociétal », which aims to better respond collectively to the challenges of the environment, animal protection, fair remuneration of the actors of the sector and the attractiveness of its professions in the service of a reasoned and quality food. In 2021, INTERBEV will again receive the AFNOR label ” Committed to CSR ” level 3 out of 4 for its collective approach to social responsibility. Today, this approach, which commits the industry to the responsible and sustainable promise “Love meat, eat better meat,” is supported by a collective communication campaign of the same name, signed “Naturally Flexitarians.”
C-Lock Inc. is an engineering and manufacturing company, headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, which specializes in the production of animal science research equipment and technology. Our systems, which include the GreenFeed, SmartFeed, and SmartScale platforms are designed to allow our clients to capture data related to ruminant metabolic gas emissions, feed and water intake, and animal performance and behavior. Ultimately, these platforms create opportunities for the global animal production industry to identify nutrition, genetic, and management strategies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve the efficiency of the use of feed and natural resources, and enhance animal welfare and productivity. Our company’s mission is to provide technological solutions for researchers and producers to improve efficiency, productivity, and sustainability across the livestock sector. Thus, at the very center of C-Lock Inc.’s business model is environmental sustainability. Our staff of talented scientists, engineers, and technical personnel are eager to provide their expertise and support to the global animal science community.
The “Avenir Elevages” scientific interest group (“GIS Avenir Elevages”), led by the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food & Environment (INRAE) was created to federate stakeholders in research, agricultural development and agronomic training to address strategic issues and support the transition of livestock commodity chains to more sustainable systems. Through the launch of an unprecedented, long-term cooperation project, the twenty-three partners of GIS Avenir Elevages aim to produce and disseminate new knowledge and innovations for sustainable livestock farming that will lay the foundations for a new progressive era in animal production systems. This global and coherent framework will make it possible to define and implement, over the long term, a common strategy, from basic research to applied innovations in the field.
China-France Beef Cattle Research and Development Center or Center of Sino-French Beef Cattle Research & Development（CSFB was funded in 2005，which was the cooperative demonstration project between China and French. Prof. Qingxiang Meng is now the director of the center.
Center right now has 12 research stuffs and more than 20 graduate students, and undertakes more than 20 national projects with a total fund of 40 M Yuan. Since established for almost 20 years, the center has been adhering to the concept of cooperation and innovation make win-win. Five definite research directions are now involved in the center as followed, Nutritional management, Breeding strategies, Genetic improvement, Beef quality guarantee, and Traceability system. With the advanced experience and technology from France, the center supports the healthy and efficient development of China’s beef cattle industry.
The center is now not only a research institution, but also a critical services and training organization. It maintains a long-term good cooperation relationship with domestic and overseas well-known organization and institutes, such as INRAE, Murdock University, University of Alberta, Alltech, Allflex etc. As for demonstration, there is a beef cattle research base in Fangshan, Beijing ,which has 3,000 cattle and modern facilities.