News | 07/06/2021
Heat plan for poultry
How can we develop a reliable heat action plan for the poultry sector that can be adapted to the specific needs of the farm? In the LA project COOLCHICKS, ILVO, Proefbedrijf Pluimveehouderij, Pehestat, University of Ghent and Lanupro are looking for improvement strategies.
Main research questionHow can arable farmers, poultry farmers and the local animal feed industry in Flanders work with crops mixed with legumes, as an alternative source of protein for poultry? This question is answered in a chain perspective, within the OPTIPLUIM project. The aim is to look at cultivation, processing and use.
Optimal cultivation of protein crops for poultry feeding
Main research questionThe overall aim of this project is to provide the poultry sector a farm-specific heat action plan. To reduce heat stress, various measures are advised, from the adaptation of management and feed techniques towards the application of climate control.
To provide the Flemish poultry sector a heat action plan to maintain optimal health and the welfare of their poultry
News | 18/01/2021
Improving biosecurity in the poultry sector
The Horizon 2020 "NETPOULSAFE" project has the goal of improving compliance with biosecurity in poultry farming by suggesting, validating and sharing supportive actions. Relevant suggested actions will be communicated on a large scale via audio-visuals, fact sheets, and e-learning modules.
Alternative methods to kill individual poultry do exist, however, which may prove to be more animal-friendly and/or more feasible.
Research on humane methods for killing individual poultry on-farm
Main research questionThis European research project aims to improve animal welfare in pigs and poultry that are raised organically and in free-range systems. In concrete terms, the 23 project partners will work together on innovative solutions and tools.
Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare
Main research questionThe general aim of this completed LA project was to help the poultry sector on its way to a socially accepted low-emission poultry farming system. The goal of this project was to look for ways to reduce ammonia emissions based on a source-oriented approach.
Towards more sustainable poultry farming via source-oriented ammonia emissions reduction
Main research questionThe aim of the LEGCOMBIO project is to investigate how a single parcel of agricultural land can be used more efficiently and sustainably through the thoughtful combination of perennial crops for the production of food, wood and/or biomass with a free-range for (organic) poultry.
Creating added value in organic agriculture through sustainable combinations of crops and free range for poultry
More information.Evelyne Delezie, Saskia Leleu
Excretion trials in poultryDetermination of the possible presence of residues in poultry meat and eggs. More information.Behavior and welfare of farm animals
Behavior and welfare of broilers, layers and rabbits.
Co-creation in poultry and rabbit production
Poultry and rabbit farmers, their customers, and their suppliers will find here the answer to “what can ILVO do for me?”. You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.
ILVO aims to support all stakeholders in Flemish poultry and rabbit farming, from the poultry and rabbit farmers, the supplying and processing industry, the distribution chain, to research and educational institutions, government authorities, consumers, and
citizens with the above palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure.
Poultry and rabbit farming