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

Multidisciplinary approaches to livestock production

Authors: 
Van Milgen J., Pinard-Van Der Laan M.-H., Schwartz I.,Kaya Ç., Heuzé V.
Publication date: 
30 August 2018
Full title: 
Multidisciplinary approaches to livestock production
Publishing information: 
EAAP 2018 69th Annual meeting
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Abstract: 

Livestock production is an essential component of a sustainable food supply. The dimensions of sustainability combined with the complexity of biology call for multidisciplinary approaches to assess the functioning of (components of) livestock production systems. Horizon 2020 projects such as Saphir and Feed-a-Gene are funded by the European Commission and have a multidisciplinary approach towards livestock production (e.g., nutrition and genetics, genetics and health, novel management strategies and socio-economic aspects). The objective of this session is to address and discuss the challenges and opportunities in multidisciplinary research in livestock production. As there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution, how can different actors and stakeholders make collectively best use of (disciplinary) knowledge and levers to make livestock production more sustainable?

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