Project

Towards a business economic and environmental win-win through more efficient feed use in pig farming

Duration
01 October 2016 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
feed use pig farming
 
Project description

The general aim of this project is to improve the average feed conversion on Flemish pig farms by at least 0.1 units (from 2.94 in 2013 to at most 2.84 in 2020). This improvement could lead to a net saving on Flemish pig farms of € 25,720,000 / year, on the one hand caused by lower feed costs, and on the other hand due to lower manure costs as a result of reduced nutrient emissions (172,000 tons less manure / year).