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

Feed-a-Gene News - January 2018

Editorial by project coordinator Jaap van Milgen

Dear readers,

First, I would like to wish you all the best for 2018 in your professional and personal life. Try to stay healthy and happy; the New Year should bring us plenty of challenging opportunities.

After the first two annual newsletters, sent out in 2016 and 2017, I am pleased to introduce this second Feed-a-Gene intermediate news bulletin. Because the number of project results will increase during the last two years of the project, we plan to publish newsletters more frequently so that you can become aware of these project results and use them in your day-to-day business.

Please have a look at the videos published on the Feed-a-Gene YouTube channel. You will find several videos of researchers talking about their role in the project, and more videos will be published in the next weeks. We also created a funny video, "Better feeds, better animals" in which we explain the objectives and activities of the Feed-a-Gene project to a broad audience. This video is part of a competition set out by the European Commission to increase public awareness of H2020 projects. We participate in this competition where the winner is determined by the number of “likes”. If you like it (and I am sure you do), please click on the “thumbs up” button on YouTube.

Jaap van Milgen (INRA) Ludovic Brossard (INRA) Veronika Halas (Kaposvár University) Hélène Gilbert (INRA) Better feeds, better animals

2017 last achievements: peer-reviewed papers and communications

A lot has happened in the last quarter of 2017. Two peer-reviewed papers were accepted and published:

Both articles are downloadable and present some of the results of the fruitful WP5 Use of traits in animal selection.

4 communications were presented between September and November 2017:

In addition, project coordinator Jaap van Milgen presented Feed-a-Gene at the "Climate and Environmental Sustainability" session held at the FOOD2030 conference of the European Commission, on 16 October 2017. During this presentation he discussed feed efficiency and the role of livestock in sustainable food production. The video of the presentation is available here.

Next in 2018!

2 scientific papers have been submitted for peer review.

Feed-a-Gene researchers have already planned 7 presentations for the next 2 months: 

All materials will be published on the website when they become available.

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