Joint Online Conference OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER EU Projects!
“SAVE THE DATE!!!
IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY AND WELFARE IN ORGANIC POULTRY AND PIG PRODUCTION
25TH-26TH JANUARY 2021, ONLINE
It is with great excitement that OK-Net EcoFeed announces its final project conference bringing together 4 Horizon 2020 projects: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER. Mark the 25th – 26th of January 2021 in your calendar and follow us for the joint conference “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production”.
Production systems with monogastric animals rely mainly on high quality feeds from external sources that compete with food for human consumption. Livestock production systems are highly specialised and decoupled from other areas of farming. Such systems prioritise high yields rather than low environmental impact, resilience and sustainability. The imperative challenge is to design systems which overcome an apparent contradiction between animal welfare and “naturalness” on one hand and feed and resource efficiency on the other. Within this context, the “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production” joint conference is a perfect opportunity to share the unique knowledge acquired during our projects. These include ration-planning tools, sustainable and regional feeding for pigs and poultry, welfare self-assessment tools and the development of the Organic Farm Knowledge platform. The event will also host a policy debate targeting a wide range of audience including policy makers, farmer and animal welfare associations, processors, feed companies and retailers.“
For more information read the leaflet.