World-leading research capability for the monogastric sector
Challenges facing the pig sector include disease prevention, requiring novel antibiotic replacements and stringent biosecurity measures, market volatility, compliance with regulations and improving the environmental footprint – whilst producing pork efficiently and meeting consumer expectations. All these factors are critically important to improve farm profitability and position pork as a nutritious and safe product.
• Nutrition, immunology, gut physiology & metabolism, reproductive physiology
• Experimental design and data analysis
• Animal behaviour and welfare
• Precision farming
• Intensive and extensive production systems
Additional expertise and facilities to support the pig sector are also available through the following CIEL academic partners: Harper Adams University; Queen’s University Belfast; Newcastle University; University of Bristol; and University of Nottingham.