Functional Traits Working Group

The page shows introductory information about the Functional Traits Working Group, its composition and documents produced by the WG


Christa Egger-Danner
ZuchtData EDV-Dienstleistungen GmbH


Andrew John Bradley
Quality Milk Management Services, (United Kingdom)

Noureddine Charfeddine

B. Cole
Animal Improvement Pro grams Laboratory, (USA)

John B. Cole

Nicolas Gengler
University of Liège – Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Belgium

Marie Haskell
Scotland’s Rural College

Bjorg Heringstad
Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway

Jennie Pryce
Victorian Department of Primary Industries, (Australia)

Kathrin F. Stock
VIT, Germany

Elsa Vasseur
McGill, Canada

Members Functional Traits WG 2013

The Members of the Functional Traits Working Group in 2013
at Aarhus with Ole Klejs Hansen .


Terms of Reference of the Working Group

The last version of the Terms of Reference of the Functional Traits Workng Group is available here



The video of the ICAR/IDF webinar held in June 2020 on “Animal-based indicators to promote welfare in dairy cows” is available here



The objective of the working group is to write a portfolio of recommendation sheets on recording, evaluation and genetic improvement for functional traits in dairy cattle.
Recent priorities of work are:

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