The research is part of the transition to pig farming without tail docking.
Many factors influence meat quality. One is the amount of intramuscular fat (marbling in the meat) which has a major influence on taste.
Eline Kowalski investigated how to measure and improve meat quality and pork processing attributes (technological quality), taking the profitability of pig production as well as the recent ban on surg...
Tractors running on biogas? Electricity and heat from solar panels? Heat from a heat pump? The recently-started Horizon 2020 project RES4LIVE aims at replacing fossil fuels on livestock farms with cos...
Reduction effects of modified feed and immunocastration on the prevention of boar taint
No one alternative has emerged regarding surgical castration of piglets without anesthesia
By conducting research into air flows and ventilation in pig houses, the odor was reduced by 34% and the ammonia emission by 11%.
In order to prevent and combat animal diseases, stables and their surroundings must be disinfected on a regular basis.
ILVO and Ghent University have set up an analytical method for antibiotic residues in milk and meat matrices that are faster, cheaper, and at least as easy and reliable than what already exists.