Carnot France Futur Elevage

France Futur Élevage is a network of academic research laboratories and agricultural technical institutes dedicated to promoting R&D collaborations and innovation transfer in the livestock industries. Working to develop a sustainable and responsible approach to livestock farming, France Futur Élevage collaborates with stakeholders in the sector to build a range of innovation offerings with strong added value.

Economic sectors

Agriculture Livestock Aquaculture

And also

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
PhD Students
Global budget
118 M€
incomes with industry
13 M€


France Futur Elevage Carnot Institute
INRA Transfert
28 rue du docteur Finlay
75015 Paris

02 47 42 77 75

Business Manager
+33(0)1 42 75 93 26

Email contact


Drawing on research and innovation to respond to livestock industry facing issues

Assets from a network

Backed by INRAE, France Futur Élevage brings together the expertise of world-class academic agro-veterinary research bodies and the R&D expertise of three leading international agricultural technical institutes in livestock industry services.

Their multidisciplinary expertise allows France Futur Élevage members to conduct R&D projects across a wide range of technological maturity, from fundamental research to development, in 4 distinct areas:

  • Improving animal well-being and livestock farming practices
  • Improving genetic selection and reproduction strategies
  • Improving the prevention, detection and management of livestock diseases
  • Understanding the factors driving socio-economic changes in the livestock industry

France Futur Élevage seek progress at the individual level, for regions, and for the industry as a whole.

Examples of projects leaded with industrial partners

  • Study of intestinal microbiota influence on the robustness of piglet at weaning, aiming to reduce the use of antibiotics in farms.
  • Study of new strategies to reduce the decline of immunity caused by the Marek disease virus in poultry.
  • Reduction of environmental impact of monogastric livestock by improving and diversifying nutrients destined for animals and integrating new criteria to select animals.
  • Development of methodology of relevant indicators of aniaml herd welfare.
  • Study of alternatives to soy meals for dairy cow nutrition.

Markets covered

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Agrifood
  • Veterinary diagnosis and drugs
  • Digital 


  • Animal physiology
  • Farm equipments and livestock buildings
  • Precision livestock farming
  • Animal nutrition 
  • Animal genetics
  • Reproduction
  • Infectiology
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Toxicology and pharmacology
  • Livestock systems
  • Modelling
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethology
  • Economics
  • Humanities and social sciences

Original resources available

  • Animal experimentation platforms (confined or not) that can host animals ranging from fish to lactating cows at confinement level 3.
  • Insectariums: ticks and disease-transmitting insects
  • Collection of pathogenic bacteria from over 2500 strains
  • Surgery and imaging applied to experimental models 
  • Multiple animal models: mice, arthropods, ruminants, pigs, poultry, fish, rabbits
  • Spatio-temporal tracking of pathogenic agents and carriers
  • Multiple high-capacity “omic” platforms
  • Processing and analysis capacity for massive data volumes 
  • Network of experimental farms in collaboration with partners in the field, allowing for experiments in real production conditions
  • Alternatives to animal experimentation: systems for in-vitro study, organoids, …

Example of collaborative projects conducted with socio-economic partners

  • Evaluation of the impact of combining tannin sources on sheep digestive systems while controlling parasites
  • Development of a methodology for evaluating animal well-being in the poultry and rabbit sectors
  • Search for new sources of protein for feeding broiler chickens
  • Evaluation of digestive efficiency in pig breeding
  • Evaluation of the environmental footprint of the products of ruminant livestock operations
  • Improved human resources management in cattle farming
  • Early automated detection of respiratory problems in young cattle