The research carried out within the unit of “Ingénierie des Productions Animales et Nutrition (IPAN)” focuses on the breeding of livestock animals, their reproduction and their adaptation to specific needs.
The main objective of animal production is to raise livestock animals such as ruminants (cattle, sheep, goat) and monogastrics (pigs, chickens) for meat, milk and eggs for human consumption. As a consequence, animal production entails day-to-day care, selective breeding and good animal husbandry practices. In addition, and especially in developing countries, livestock animals are raised for non-food production and energy sources. They also play an important role in a social, cultural and religious context and they contribute significantly in the fight against poverty.
IPAN consist of two subunits:
- Precision Livestock and Nutrition
- Numerical Genetics, Genomics and Modeling