And how can we formulate and produce organic weaning feed that the piglets like better, taking their nutrient needs into account and staying within a certain price range?
Joining forces for optimal organic feed for weaner piglets
Once the protocol is ready, we will determine the feed value of this protein for fattening pigs and for chickens. We investigate how the technique could be rolled out on an industrial scale, and which business model and chain could emerge around this local protein stream for feed applications.
Protein extraction from lucerne and clover for broiler and pig feed
News | 07/10/2019
Feed strategies in the battle against climate change
Main research questionTwo potential sources of protein for feed in the organic poultry sector, insect meal and milk whey powder, are currently underutilized. This project evaluates their potential. Starting on January 1, 2022, organic livestock are now subject to stricter feed standards. A full 30% of the raw materials must be of regional origin.
Insect meal and whey powder: new potential protein sources for 100% organic layer feed
Main research questionValorizing the different (residual) streams from microbial fermentation processes into high-quality food ingredients or feed components is still an unknown territory for many companies.
Microbial fermentation as a protein source in food and feed applications for Flemish companies
Cattle farmers who produce their own feeds and entrepreneurs in the (compound) feed industry will find here an answer to “what can ILVO do for me?” You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.
ILVO aims to support all stakeholders in animal production and the (compound) feed industry with the above broad palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure. Contemporary challenges are handled by experienced professionals. Together with the other parties involved in the chain, they work on customized solutions.
The goal of this project was to map all factors which may affect the feed conversion ratio and to identify the critical factors.We aimed for a standardized calculation of the feed conversion ratio since it is calculated in different ways on different farms.We investigated whether we could accurately predict the nutritional value with laboratory analyzes
Toward a farm-economic and environmental win-win by more efficient feed use in pig farming
News | 17/12/2019
Efficient use of protein in cattle feed in response to climate legislation
Protein savings through improvement of forage quality, precision feeding, and more efficient cows: that is the triple goal of project EKOPTI
News | 08/04/2019
Turning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.
Main research questionA growing group of consumers is asking the food and feed sector for functional and affordable natural proteins from non-conventional sources.
Upcycling processes of uncontrolled green macroalgae growth and residual biomass from brownmacroalgae and legumes to obtain alternative sources of proteins for food and feed applications