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Adapting the feed, the animal and the feeding techniques to improve the efficiency and sustainability of monogastric livestock production systems

Objective

Feed-a-Gene aims to better adapt different components of monogastric livestock production systems (i.e. pigs, poultry and rabbits) to improve the overall efficiency and to reduce the environmental impact. This involves the development of new and alternative feed resources and feed technologies, the identification and selection of robust animals that are better adapted to fluctuating conditions, and the development of feeding techniques that allow optimizing the potential of the feed and the animal.
To reach this overall objective, the project will:
- Develop new and alternative feeds and feed technologies to make better use of local feed resources, green biomass and by-products of the food and biofuel industry.
- Develop methods for the real-time characterization of the nutritional value of feeds to better use and adapt diets to animal requirements.
- Develop new traits of feed efficiency and robustness allowing identification of individual variability to select animals that are more adapted to changes in feed and environmental conditions.
- Develop biological models of livestock functioning to better understand and predict nutrient and energy utilization of animals along their productive trajectory.
- Develop new management systems for precision feeding and precision farming combining data and knowledge from the feed, the animal, and the environment using innovative monitoring systems, feeders, and decision support tools.
- Evaluate the overall sustainability of new management systems developed by the project.
- Demonstrate the innovative technologies developed by the project in collaboration with partners from the feed industry, breeding companies, equipment manufacturers, and farmers’ organisations to promote the practical implementation of project results.
- Disseminate new technologies that will increase animal production efficiency, whilst maintaining product quality and animal welfare and enhance EU food security to relevant stakeholders.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 883 069,91

Participants (22)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 900 641,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 810 499,80
Address
Kensington Terrace 6
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 541 235
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 907 780
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
KAPOSVARI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 409 596
Address
Guba Sandor Ut 40
7400 Kaposvar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 878 955
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TOPIGS RESEARCH CENTER IPG BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 306 718,75
Address
Schoenaker 6
6641SZ Beuningen Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COBB EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 750
Address
The Oaks Apex 12 Old Ipswich Road
CO7 7QR Colchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAMLET PROTEIN SA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 151 000
Address
Saturvej 51
8700 Horsens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUHLER AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gupfenstrasse 5
9240 Uzwil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 178 760
Address
Langebrogade 1
1001 Copenhagen K
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXAFAN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 217 037,50
Address
Poligono Rio Gallego Calle D Parcela 10
50840 San Mateo De Gallego Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLAITEC SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 875
Address
C/ Alemanya 14
17600 Recinte Firal Figueres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INCO (INDUSTRIAL DEL CONEJO)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 26 000
Address
Ctra De Beceite Km 23
44580 Valderrobres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRAN SUINO ITALIANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 003,29
Address
Via Del Monte 10
40121 Bologna
Activity type
Other
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 5 300
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
IFIP-INSTITUT DU PORC ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 559 462,50
Address
Rue Lespagnol 5
75020 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L'AVICULTURE DES PRODUCTIONS DE BASSE-COUR ET DES ELEVAGES DE PETITS ANIMAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 237 732,50
Address
7 Rue Du Faubourg Poissonniere
75009 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TERRES INOVIA
France
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
11 Rue Du Monceau
75008 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE DE ZOOTECHNIE
France
EU contribution
€ 291 500
Address
Rue Claude Bernard 16
75231 Paris
Activity type
Other
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 357 627,50
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)