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Alberto Torres Pitarch

Walsh Fellow

Research Interests

Animal nutrition, environment and feed additives

Current Projects

Thesis title: Examination of feed enzymes as means of improving feed efficiency in pigs.

Supervisors: Dr. Peadar Lawlor, Teagasc, Dr. Edgar Manzanilla, Teagasc, Dr. John O’Doherty, University College of Dublin


BSc. Agriculture and food, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

Engineer in Agriculture, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

MSc. Sustainable Animal Nutrition, Aarhus University, Denmark and Debrecen University, Hungary. 

Torres-Pitarch, A; Nielsen, B; Canibe, N; Jensen BB; Derkx, P; Cantor, MD; Blaabjerg, K; Poulsen, HD; Nørgaard JV. 2015. Tryptophan provision by dietary supplementation of a Bacillus subtilis mutant strain in piglets. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A - Animal Science. (Submitted).

Torres-Pitarch, A; Moset, V; Ferrer, P; Cambra-Lopez, M; Hernandez, P; Coma, J; Pascual, M; Serrano, P; Cerisuelo, A. 2014. The inclusion of rapeseed meal in fattening pig diets, as a partial replacer of soybean meal, alters nutrient digestion, faecal composition and biochemical methane potential from faeces. Animal Feed Science and Technology. Vol. 198, pp. 215:223.

Torres-Pitarch, A.; Hernandez, P.; Ferrer, P. Cerisuelo, A. 2014. Effects of the inclusion of industrial by-products in pig diets on carcass and meat quality traits. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Produccion Animal. Vol 22, Issue 5, pp36-39. 60th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Maldonado, Uruguay, 17-22 August 2014.