Global consumer demand for animal products is predicted to increase significantly in the coming years with greater competition between animals and humans for feed resources, and growing concerns over the environmental impact of livestock systems. Our research accordingly covers all aspects of the efficiency with which animals utilise genetic and dietary resources. It also addresses issues of sustainable intensification with potential consequences for fertility, health and welfare of animals. Product quality now assumes great importance and the influence of diet on meat, milk and egg quality forms an integral part of this research theme.
To promote efficiency (i.e. feed conversion efficiency, growth, milk yield and fertility) and product quality (i.e. meat, milk and eggs) of livestock production systems whilst minimising environmental impact through reducing nitrogen and methane output.
In-house expertise in ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition, fertility and reproductive management, meat and milk compositional manipulation and product quality, animal behaviour and welfare, and environmental monitoring and modelling.
Development of nutritional strategies to enhance fertility in high-yielding dairy cows.
Low-cost repeatable technique for measuring methane emissions by individual dairy cows on commercial farms.
Standardised apparent ileal amino acid digestibilities of co-products are now being used in diet formulations for large-scale broiler trials.
Nutrition in Early Life
Microbiology and food safety
Biomaterials: Processing, properties, perception
Nutrient gene interactions
Nutrition and global food security
Sensory Science Centre
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