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

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Upcoming events

DPP (Digestive Physiology of Pigs) 2018, Brisbane, Australia

21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia
DPP 2018

EAAP 2018 69th Annual meeting

27 August 2018 to 31 August 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia

SPACE 2018, Rennes

11 September 2018 to 14 September 2018, Rennes, France

EPC (European Poultry Conference) 2018

17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Feed Additives Global 2018

26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

EuroTier 2018

13 November 2018 to 16 November 2018, Hanover, Germany