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
News | 08/04/2019
Tuning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.
This project therefore poses an essential question with a phytosanitary impact: what can be done in the introduction of unprecedented/new diseases when these crops are grown in the vicinity of the ' traditional ' commercial crops?
Phytosanitary risks of newly introduced crops
Main research questionHow can arable farmers, poultry farmers and the local animal feed industry in Flanders work with crops mixed with legumes, as an alternative source of protein for poultry? This question is answered in a chain perspective, within the OPTIPLUIM project. The aim is to look at cultivation, processing and use.
Optimal cultivation of protein crops for poultry feeding
In pig farming, there is a remarkable discrepancy between the feed conversion ratio that can be obtained in an experimental research environment and the actual results that are observed in practice.
Toward a farm-economic and environmental win-win by more efficient feed use in pig farming
News | 03/05/2021
Ghent PhD by Thai researcher on harmful viroids on tomato and other crops may help Thailand in its future vegetable exports.
Two problematic viroids in the Thai tomato, eggplant, bell pepper, chili pepper and bolo maka crops are now easier and more effectively detected..
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.
Main research questionThe aim of the LEGCOMBIO project is to investigate how a single parcel of agricultural land can be used more efficiently and sustainably through the thoughtful combination of perennial crops for the production of food, wood and/or biomass with a free-range for (organic) poultry.
Creating added value in organic agriculture through sustainable combinations of crops and free range for poultry