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Local Pig Breeds: Nutritional Requirements, Innovative Practices and Local Feeding Resources as Challenges in Project TREASURE

ČANDEK-POTOKAR, Marjeta; NIETO, Rosa; PUGLIESE, Carolina; ARAUJO, Jose P.; CHARNECA, Rui; GARCIA CASCO, Juan M.; GONZÁLEZ SÁNCHEZ, Elena; HERNANDEZ-GARCIA, Francisco I.; IZQUIERDO, Mercedes; KAROLYI, Danijel; KUŠEC, Goran; LEBRET, Bénédicte; MERCAT, Marie-José; PETIG, Matthias; RADOVIĆ, Čedomir; SAVIĆ, Radomir

TREASURE is a research and innovation project of European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme which is devoted to traditional genetic resources in pig production with aim to improve their potentials for enhanced use. Studying and improving management of local pig breeds in their production systems is one of the challenges in which we address their performances and nutrition with special attention on locally available feeding resources and innovative practices aiming to improved welfare. For that purpose 15 experiments on 12 breeds were designed in the project, which are hereafter shortly presented. Their concepts and main objectives with some highlights on already available results are described.

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