The goal is to responsibly extend the production cycle to 100 weeks without molt, where it now ends by 75- 80 weeks. The genetic potential is there, as proven by previous research. Extension of the laying cycle would improve the sustainability as well as the profitability of the sector.
Towards a higher efficiency by sustainable extending the laying cycle
Main research questionWe wish to gain insight in the strength and weakness of the life cycle analysis (LCA) methodology to assess the environmental sustainability of food products.
Special attention will be given to soil quality, nitrogen cycle, forage yield and forage composition. Research approachWe set up trials on our experimental farm as well as in collaboration with farmers. The cultivation of forage sorghum and silage maize – climbing beans requires adapted fertilization and soil management strategies.
The core theme of FERTIPLUS is to ensure that good quality bio-wastes are brought back to the soil in such a way that their nutrients are safely recycled, contributing to soil quality improvement and reducing the use of chemicals in agriculture.Research approachWithin FERTIPLUS, ILVO determines the influence of biochar addition on compost storage, and
By combining this sustainable form of agriculture (perennial plant combinations, minimal input and soil tillage, closed nutrient cycles, etc.) with an innovative economic form (short chain, digital market place, direct cooperation), the Operational Group hopes to inspire other farmers.
In the first phase of the rollout we provide a thorough evaluation of the operation.Relevance/ValorizationAn animal welfare monitoring tool for laying hens that can be carried out in the slaughterhouses has a number of advantages: it provides a view of the entire cycle, all farmers can be efficiently monitored and benchmarked, fast responses become
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