News | 16/09/2022
True measurement of volatile nitrogen from animal housing, is that (almost) possible?
The nitrogen emissions that dissipate under the form of ammonia from a barn with chickens, dairy cattle, beef cattle or pigs are now determined with a prediction model, creating an average estimate based on a fixed emission factor per animal species and barn type.
Main research questionWhat are the pros and cons, the opportunities and issues with mobile housing systems for laying hens and broiler chickens? Which factors determine their use of the free range?
Mobile housing systems for laying hens and broiler chickens
Main research questionThe KONSEMI project works on group housing in the rabbit sector, in particular on the question under what conditions it is possible to provide a regime of part-time group housing for does. Since 2016, meat rabbits must be kept in enriched group parks. For the time being, however, does are kept individually.
Research into the optimization of group housing of does
News | 17/09/2018
Methane emission reduction by one-third now possible on Flemish dairy farms.
News | 30/01/2023
Animal welfare automated monitoring from barn to slaughterhouse
Main research questionWhen scoring farm animal welfare, indicators often boil down to potential deficiencies. The COST Action ‘LIFT’ will provide the background for including positive welfare in farm animal welfare assessment.
Lifting farm animal lives – laying the foundations for positive animal welfare
Main research questionHow can livestock producers provide substantiated evidence for the correct application of low protein feeding of beef cattle as an ammonia emission reduction measure based on a user-friendly and efficient methodology? That is the central research question in ELP-Beef.
Low protein feeding for beef cattle
Test Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) systems that can help livestock farmers monitor their water use at the animal or group level and identify leakage losses or abnormal water use.Inform livestock farmers about possible water treatment systems for rainwater, for example, and thus make better use of alternative water sources.Relevance/ValorizationWith
Water consumption in animal husbandry
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR NUTZTIERBIOLOGIE (FBN), White Research SRL, CLK GMBH, KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET, VION Food Group, STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER (TIHO), INSTYTUT GENETYKI I BIOTECHNOLOGII ZWIERZAT POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK (IGBZ PAN), UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB), VETERINAERMEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN (VETMEDUNI), EUROGROUP FOR ANIMALS
Main research questionThe aim of the 4-year aWISH project (Animal Welfare Indicators at the SlaughterHouse) is the large-scale, automated at-slaughter monitoring of animal-based welfare indicators for quantifying animal welfare status on-farm, during (un)loading, transport and slaughter.
Animal Welfare Indicators at the SlaughterHouse
ILVO generates knowledge to promote more sustainable animal husbandry, fisheries and aquaculture. To do this, it is inevitable to that animals are kept and used for research (where the animals are kept in group housing or in their original ecosystem to the degree possible).
Transparency regarding animal trials