Carnot France Futur Élevage
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.
|Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)||1130|
|Global budget||118 M€|
|Partnership incomes with industry||13 M€|
- AGROCAMPUS OUEST
- CENTRE DE COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT
- ECOLE NATIONALE VÉTÉRINAIRE, AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE L'ALIMENTATION DE NANTES
- ECOLE NATIONALE VÉTÉRINAIRE DE TOULOUSE
- INSTITUT DE L'ÉLEVAGE
- INSTITUT DU PORC
- INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L’AGRICULTURE, L’ALIMENTATION ET L’ENVIRONNEMENT
- INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DE L'AVICULTURE
- UNIVERSITÉ DE TOURS
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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.
- Agriculture / livestock
- Veterinary diagnosis and drugs
- Animal physiology
- Farm equipments and livestock buildings
- Precision livestock farming
- Animal nutrition
- Animal genetics
- Host-pathogen interactions
- Toxicology and pharmacology
- Livestock systems
- 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