Environmental assesment of feeding strategies of precision feeding in growing-finishing pigs (Task 6.2.)

Florence Garcia-Launay (Inrae) et al., colloque final Feed-a-Gene, 22-24 janvier 2020, Rennes, poster

Feed production and excretion of nutrients by the animals are the major sources of the environmental impacts of pig production. The development of communication and information technologies in pig farms allows today the development of precision feeding (PF) in growing-finishing pigs, which appears as a promising technology to decrease environmental impacts of pig production. However, few studies have compared environmental impacts of conventional and PF. Therefore, on objective of Task 6.2. within Feed-a-Gene was to perform life cycle assessment (LCA) of pig production with either conventional or PF applied to growing-finishing pigs.