Feeding management

Appropriate diet is important for all animals and housing and management practices should allow animals to easily access their daily feed ration. Overfeeding of animals should be prevented to avoid wasting precious nutrients and prevent opportunistic growth of pathogenic bacteria in the gut of the animals leading to infections and diarrhoea.

Feed should be stored so that it is protected from pests and moisture to avoid contamination and spoiling of the foodstuffs. Feeding equipment should be kept clean, particularly for young animals.

470 – Strategies to improve the growth and homogeneity of growing-finishing pigs – Feeder space and feeding management (Research paper – Lopez-Verge – 2018)

Automatic feeding of Dairy Cows

314 The Seed Feed and Weed approach to managing intestinal health in drug-free production systems by The Poultry Informed Professional (Industry Innovation)

85 A ‘meta-analysis’ of effects of post-hatch food and water deprivation on development, performance and welfare of chickens (Research paper; De Jong, 2017)

Feeding stations for group housed sows 

Enterotoxemia in sheep and lambs

The transition period of the dairy cow

Sieplo’s FEEDR

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 817591