- Research lines
- Introducing new feeding programs and facilities for Irish finishing pigs
Efficiency in Irish pig farms has improved in the last years but there is still room for improvement in coming years. Dietary unbalances induce extra cost to the farmer and environmental issues. This project will test different approaches modifying digestible lysine and net energy of diets and feeding programs to create awareness on farmers of the potential benefits that they are not making. Moreover, the research on feeding programs will be also combined with new facility designs for finisher pigs and fast methods to optimize on farm feed efficiency to provide a fast, simple and cheap analysis of the diet to the farmer. This project will be developed in association of Teagasc and University Autònoma of Barcelona.