Search results for On-farm processing

Research projects

Research on humane methods for killing individual poultry on-farm

Not all of these methods are used and some appear to be relatively unknown in the poultry sector.The aim of this research was to investigate the animal friendliness, the efficacy and the feasibility of those alternatives.Research approachFirst, surveys of poultry veterinarians as well as poultry farmers (broilers and turkeys) were done to determine

Research on humane methods for killing individual poultry on-farm

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Climate actions with economic potential on farm

Main research questionIndividual farmers are coached to take measures that will make their farming more climate resilient and climate friendly.Research approachWe are developing a climate trajectory that consists of a climate scan and a climate course for a number of companies from three sectors (dairy farming, potato farming and pig farming).

Climate actions with economic potential on farm

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Building a local chickpea processing chain

This is partly due to limited cultivation knowledge (varieties, bacterial inoculum, cultivation mechanization) and partly due to the lack of a local chickpea processing chain.

Building a local chickpea processing chain

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Small-scale innovative food processing equipment

This makes subsequent pilot-scale processing experiments unfeasible. In other cases, new alternative protein sources in the exploratory phase of primary production are also only available in very small amounts for further testing and analysis.

Small-scale innovative food processing equipment

News | 26/09/2023

Dairy farm losses from heat waves quantified

Dairy farm losses from heat waves quantified

Agricultural economists juxtaposed long-term production figures from all Flemish dairy farms with recorded weather events to assess the economic damage caused by heat.

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Processing food losses via the social economy

Main research questionIn Flanders, large amounts of food loss occur among farmers and other entrepreneurs. The volumes are often too small and spread out to operate profitably.

Processing food losses via the social economy

News | 25/11/2022

Unique protein processing line helps companies get started with innovative proteins

Unique protein processing line helps companies get started with innovative proteins

Jo Brouns opened the protein processing line with 20 new devices at the Food Pilot. The infrastructure allows food companies and researchers to test out the entire process from raw alternative protein source to pure ready-to-eat protein ingredient on a pilot scale.

News | 03/07/2020

Rearing Belgian Blue cattle at the De Serrano farm

Rearing Belgian Blue cattle at the De Serrano farm

Meet the De Serrano family, third-generation cattle farmers in Belgium. They rear Belgian double-muscled beef cattle (so-called "Belgian Blues").

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