To objectively evaluate different diets and production systems as well as their effects on performance, carcase results and meat characteristics, in order to ensure that upb breeds meet high added-value market requirements.
This umbrella aims at the creation of a european-wide platform to combine r & d capabilities and expertise in order to generate projects in the area of fish breeding.
Our aim in this project is to design a system that improves animal nutrition and its manufacture, whereby the microbial charge is decreased, the pellet palatable quality is increased, the automatic system is more efficient and optimal mixes of substances are used.
Evaluate the produced ornamental fish in the industry and develop new genetic lines of symphysodon sp. (Discus). Spain will carry out evaluations and czech republic will test their discus lines on a large scale.
Nowadays there is growing interest in extensive pig production and production of high quality food from them. Mangalica and iberian pigs are native breeds and would be propagated by means of biotechnology in the project.
To develop a rearing technology for blackspot seabream transferable to the industrial sector. Optimisation of the preliminary results will enable the development of a new species for european aquaculture.
To develop a new flexible automated line fishing system suitable for small boats. The technology should be based on an automated 'snap-on / snap-off' solution for hooks and monofilament main lines.
Advanced inoculation methods, novel site selection tools and the establishment of mycelial gene banks for economically important truffle species will improve truffle cultivation
Research for a system to guarantee poultry welfare and to avoid the stress in handling processes; study into its impact on poultry meat quality.
New welfare-friendly production systems will be assessed in order to improve animal health and welfare in commercial rabbit farms, by addressing the optimal quality and safety of rabbit meat through a reduced need for antibiotics.