|Topic||Ration planning tools for pigs and poultry in organic farming|
|Background||The EU Horizon 2020 project OK-Net Ecofeed will develop new tools for farmers and advisers. Among others, ration planning tools for feeding pigs and poultry under organic conditions will be developed.
In this thesis, ration planning tools will be developed, enabling farmers to calculate their own feed rations for pigs, broilers and laying hens, independent from the feeding industry and adapted to organic farming conditions. The ration planning tools will take into account: different nutritional needs, nutritional value of pasturing and roughage and nutritional value of organic raw material.
The ration planning tools will be made in Excel, based on French and Swiss feeding systems.
|Methods||· Develop database for organic feedstuff and requirements
· Evaluate existing ration planning tools
· Develop new or adapt existing tools for monogastrics
|Contact||Antoine Roinsard – antoine.roinsard(@)itab.asso.fr
L’Institut de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation biologiques (ITAB)
Address: 9 rue André Brouard, BP 70510, 49105 ANGERS CEDEX 02, France
Barbara Früh – barbara.frueh(@)fibl.org
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Address: Ackerstrasse 113 | Postfach 219, 5070 Frick, Switzerland
|Workplace and timing||ITAB, Angers (France) and FiBL, Frick (Switzerland)
The planned duration is 6 months in split. The first three month will start in France and the second three months will be in Switzerland.
|Required skills||English language, experience with Excel data work, knowledge in feeding|
|More info on the project||Website: https://ok-net-ecofeed.eu/|