Livestock & environment
The experts at Wageningen Livestock Research have broad expertise with regards to the effects of livestock on the living environment. This research and knowledge transfer focuses on the environmental effects on soil and atmosphere. Our aim is to translate the demands placed by society into sustainable, feasible solutions for livestock farms.
What we can do for you?
We offer clients expertise on measuring environmental effects (both positive and negative) while understanding the underlying processes. In addition to substantive expertise, we also provide expert facilitators for innovation processes at both system and farm level. Our expertise includes:
- Atmosphere: gaseous emissions, particulate matter, low-emission animal housing systems
- Soil: soil quality, water, minerals and fertilisation, pasturing, grassland and feed crops
- Closing mineral cycles: animal-manure-crop cycles, manure technology
Contact the head of our department, and formulate a suitable solution for your knowledge questions about livestock and the environment together.
Prediction of enteric methane emissions by sheep using an intercontinental database
Ecological determinants and risk areas of Striga hermonthica infestation in western Kenya under changing climate
Praktijktoepassing (voer)management maatregelen om de methaan- en ammoniakemissie te reduceren : Ervaringen van koeien en kansen bedrijven in 2021
QTLs controlling swimming performance and their effect on growth in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
Lifetime feed efficiency and deep phenotypes from scarce feed intake records using the mechanistic LiGAPS-Dairy model
Developing precision livestock farming in practice: using sensor time series data for breeding decision support systems
Estimation of breed admixture levels in Sri Lanka cattle and its relation to performance traits
Very local genotype by environment interaction in Austrian honey bees
Providing resting enrichments next to active enrichments seems to separate active and resting behaviour more and to improve contact dermatitis in slower-growing broilers.
A Lower stocking density stimulates species-specific behavior and improves welfare of both fast- and slower-growing broilers