Innovative and practical management approaches to reduce nitrogen excretion by ruminants

01 July 2008 → 31 October 2013
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Veterinary medicine
milk fatty acid profiles nitrogen pollution dairy cattle modelling
Project description

The aim of the REDNEX project is to develop innovative management practices for intensive dairy farms in order to reduce the environmentally harmful excretion of nitrogen. UGent develops methods to use milk fatty acid profiles as an information source on microbial rumen function and the related nitrogen metabolism. This information could be used to optimize rations towards a more efficient nitrogen metabolism.