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

Season 1 Episode 4: Use of traits in animal selection

During the Feed-a-Gene stakeholder meeting held at the EAAP annual meeting in Tallinn (August 2017), a series of 10 interviews of researchers associated with the project was filmed. In this fourth episode, Hélène Gilbert presents the approach of Feed-a-Gene's fifth Work Package. In episodes 5-9 (to be released in the following weeks), Feed-a-Gene's researchers will present the results they have obtained so far. In the season finale, Jaap van Milgen will talk about the importance of stakeholders and about their feedback and input on the project.

Feed-a-Gene's WP5: Use of traits in animal selection (Genetic parameter estimations, genetic model developments & evaluation of breeding schemes)
Task 1: Genetics of components of feed efficiency and robustness indicators
Task 2: Genetic relationships between the gut microbiota and feed efficiency
Task 3: Statistical-genetic modelling of feed efficiency and robustness features
Task 4: Selection strategies to account for crossbred and genomic data for a sustainable selection for feed efficiency
Task 5: Demonstration of the value of social interactions and crossbred information in selection to improve feed efficiency

Stakeholder platform

Do want to take part in Feed-a-Gene? Register on the Stakeholder Platform!
 
or  
 

Upcoming events

2018 Swine Industry Symposium

24 October 2018 to 25 October 2018, Kai Yuan Ming Du hotel, Shanghai, China
2018 Swine Industry Symposium

LocalPork, Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil

24 October 2018 to 26 October 2018, Concordia, Brazil

EuroTier 2018

13 November 2018 to 16 November 2018, Hanover, Germany

FP7-PROHEALTH final meetings

27 November 2018 to 28 November 2018, University of Ghent, het Pand, Belgium
Industry Workshop and Scientific Symposium

Journées de la Recherche Porcine 2019

5 February 2019 to 6 February 2019, Espace de Reuilly 75012 Paris, France
Journées de la recherche porcine 2019