AnalysesDetailsContactpersoonZootechnical trials in small livestockFeed and digestibility trials in broilers, layers and rabbits. More information.Evelyne Delezie, Saskia Leleu
Excretion trials in poultryDetermination of the possible presence of residues in poultry meat and eggs.
Co-creation in poultry and rabbit production
Poultry and rabbit farmers, their customers, and their suppliers will find here the 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 Flemish poultry and rabbit farming, from the poultry and rabbit farmers, the supplying and processing industry, the distribution chain, to research and educational institutions, government authorities, consumers, and
citizens with the above palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure.
Poultry and rabbit farming
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.
Society increasingly expects social farm animals, including rabbits, to be housed in group, preferably in well-adapted housing in compliance with the animals’ species-specific needs. In Belgium, weaned meat rabbits are already housed in group in enriched multi-litter cages.
Title of the PhD: "Optimizing part-time group housing for female breeding rabbits"
Parkhuisvesting met vier voedsters en hun jongen In het kader daarvan werd reeds het Belgische onderzoeksproject ‘Rabbitry’ uitgevoerd (2011 – 2014).
> 200 ha trial fields, including +/- 6 ha for organic cultivation50 ha organic trial fields and an agro-ecological trial platform> 15,000m² experimental greenhouses and climate chambers for research, including for quarantine organisms> 20,000m² experimental animal housing available for co-creative research in dairy, poultry and rabbits
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Horticulture and ornamental growers Arable farmingPig farmingPoultry and rabbit farmingDairy farmingBeef cattle farmingFisheriesAquacultureProcessing and retailing (marine)Sand extraction, dredging, and wind Blue biotechNature preservation (marine)Feed productionOrganic agricultureFood productionTechnology, equipment
robotization prototype developmentThe latest drone, robot, and sensor technology for precision farming, -animal husbandry, -fishing, and -food industry applicationsAIplatform4agrifood (in development) Data sharing platform DjustConnectFarm with > 20,000 m² of housing for experimental dairy cattle and their calves/heifers, as well as pigs, poultry and rabbits