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A whole-systems approach to optimising feed efficiency and reducing the ecological footprint of monogastrics

Obiettivo

ECO-FCE’s objective is to firstly understand the interactions within the monogastric biological system which create diversity, optimise feed use efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen and phosphorus excretion, whilst not adversely affecting animal health, welfare or product quality. Secondly, ECO-FCE will develop industry-ready tools which will facilitate the selection of breeding stock and nutritional strategies
for improved gut health and functionality and host performance.
ECO-FCE will achieve these objectives through five scientific work packages.
Work package 1 involves a systematic literature review which will collate information in the open and grey literature on the effect of nutrition, gut characteristics and host genetics on feed use efficiency, nutrient utilization, greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen and phosphorus excretion in pigs and poultry.
Work package 2 will focus on the effect of nutrition. Aspects including how and when feed is offered and diet ingredients (raw materials and feed additives) will be investigated. Particular focus will be on nutritional strategies to reduce N and P excretion and to accurately determine and reduce GHG emissions. The effect of environment pre birth and nutrition post birth in pigs will also be investigated. Data and samples from WP 2 will then be used in WPs 3 and 4.
Initial work in work packages 3 and 4 will specifically focus on common gut and host genetic factors which promote good or poor FCE.
Other work in WP 3 will then investigate the feasibility of inoculating pigs and poultry with this ‘good’ gut microflora.
WP 4 will focus on host genomics and will specifically attempt to relate genomic variation to variation in FCE. Further work in this work package will apply 'omics' techniques and will aim to derive biomarkers as tools to improve monogastric FCE.
In WP 5 novel, industry-ready tools in the form of models will be developed and tested using data collated throughout the project.

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinatore

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Indirizzo
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 420 436
Contatto amministrativo
Ronan Crossey (Mr.)

Partecipanti (17)

AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 468 099
Indirizzo
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Elizabeth Magowan (Dr.)
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 911 591
Indirizzo
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Mary O'brien (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 729 519
Indirizzo
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Tipo di attività
Other
Contatto amministrativo
Jordi De La Cuesta (Mr.)
HERMITAGE PEDIGREE PIGS LTD
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 115 567
Indirizzo
Sion Road The Hermitage
EIRE Kilkenny
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Ronan Murphy (Mr.)
DEVENISH NUTRITION LTD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 60 217
Indirizzo
Duncrue Street 96
BT3 9AR Belfast
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Ann Ms Ann Hamilton (Ms.)
MOSER ANDREAS MAS
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 189 040
Indirizzo
Sylvester Jordan Strasse 13 Top 4
6094 Axams
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Andreas Moser (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNO PRZYRODNICZY IM JANA I JEDRZEJA SNIADECKICH W BYDGOSZCZY
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 230 821
Indirizzo
Al. Prof. Sylwestra Kaliskiego 7
85 796 Bydgoszcz
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Renata Zalewska (Ms.)
VETERINAERMEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 422 679
Indirizzo
Veterinaerplatz 1
1210 Vienna
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Sabine Ecker (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 459 152
Indirizzo
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Tipo di attività
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Giuseppe Bee (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 557 972
Indirizzo
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Carsten Sødrup (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR NUTZTIERBIOLOGIE
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 725 426
Indirizzo
Wilhelm-stahl-allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Dieter Wirges
Industrial Tecnica Pecuaria S.A.
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 164 408
Indirizzo
Avenida De Roma 157 - 7 Pl
08011 Barcelona
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Josep Mascarell (Dr.)
DELACON BIOTECHNIK
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 404 792
Indirizzo
Weissenwolffstrasse 14 A
4221 Steyregg
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Karola Wendler (Dr.)
INSTYTUT BIOCHEMII I BIOFIZYKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 75 249
Indirizzo
Pawinskiego 5A
02 106 Warszawa
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Jacek Bardowski (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY W POZNANIU
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 64 846
Indirizzo
Ulica Wojska Polskiego 28
60 637 Poznan
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Tomasz Szwaczkowski (Prof.)
COBB EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
The Oaks Apex 12 Old Ipswich Road
CO7 7QR Colchester
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Mitchell Abrahamsen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Carolyn Williams (Mrs.)