Animal Production Systems Group
Research of the Animal Production Systems Group focuses on unravelling the complexity of concerns in livestock systems and exploring trade-offs and synergies of innovations regarding environmental impact, animal welfare, and economic viability, to design a more sustainable future.
Do animals have a role in future food systems?
Animals can convert leftovers from arable land and grass resources into valuable food and other ecosystem services. By converting these biomass streams, animals recycle nutrients into the food system that otherwise would have been lost for food production, thereby contributing to a circular food system.Read more
Species Enriched Grass–Clover Pastures Show Distinct Carabid Assemblages and Enhance Endangered Species of Carabid Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Compared to Continuous MaizeLand (2023), Volume: 12, Issue: 4 - ISSN 2073-445X
Circularity in Europe strengthens the sustainability of the global food systemNature Food (2023), Volume: 4 - ISSN 2662-1355 - p. 320-330.
A Survey of Calf Housing Facilities Pre-Weaning, Management Practices and Farmer Perceptions of Calf Welfare on Irish Dairy FarmsAnimals (2023), Volume: 13, Issue: 6 - ISSN 2076-2615
Exploring synchrony of lying on commercial dairy farms in relation to managementApplied Animal Behaviour Science (2023), Volume: 262 - ISSN 0168-1591
Evaluation of LiGAPS-Beef to assess extensive pasture-based beef production in three agro-ecological regions in South AfricaLivestock Science (2023), Volume: 271 - ISSN 1871-1413