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Jordi Camp Montoro

Project Title: Introducing new feeding programs and facilities for Irish finishing pigs

Overview: Efficiency in Irish pig farms has improved in the last years but there is still room for improvement in coming years. Dietary unbalances induce extra cost to the farmer and environmental issues. This project will test different approaches modifying digestible lysine and net energy of diets and feeding programs to create awareness on farmers of the potential benefits that they are not making. Moreover, the research on feeding programs will be also combined with new facility designs for finisher pigs and fast methods to optimize on farm feed efficiency to provide a fast, simple and cheap analysis of the diet to the farmer. This project will be developed in association of Teagasc and University Autònoma of Barcelona.

Education: Veterinary Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Research Interests: Veterinary swine nutrition, pig health and welfare and pig production systems. 

Programme Area: Pigs

Supervisors: Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, David Solà Oriol (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Ramon Muns Vila (AFBI)

Location: Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Cork

Funding Source: Teagasc