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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe
About ATF@BE
ATF@BE is a consortium of research laboratories and experimental centers with research activities in animal production, including animal nutrition, animal health, genetics, animal feed production, offering complementary expertise in animal science. The ATF@BE partners represent the Belgian expertise, Flemish and Walloon Universities, regional and governmental research institutes and experimental farms are part of this consortium.
  • Ghent University
  • Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • Experimental Centres of Province of Antwerp
  • ILVO
  • University of Liège
  • Université libre de Bruxelles
  • CRA Liège
The consortium offers expertise and facilities for research on crop production and animal breeding, pilot lab facilities for animal feed development and research, analytical labs (chemical, microbial, molecular, physical), facilities for feed evaluation and to study animal metabolism, digestion and performances.

The aims of the ATF@BE consortium are to offer added value to the animal production industry through complementary expertise and to enhance the dissemination of project results and other scientific information to the animal production sector.

More information on the areas of expertise and research can be found following the link ATF@BE to the PowerPoint presentation.

ATF@BE in the Animal Task Force
ATF@BE represents the Belgian Animal Husbandry knowledge institutes in the ATF. ATF@BE members collaborate intensively with national and international companies in numerous regional, national and European scientific projects. There is a cooperation with Belgian farmer associations, feed (ingredient) producers, and slaughterhouses as well as with food processing industry, retail and authorities.

More information

Mia Eeckhout 
Ghent University 
Faculty of Bioscience engineering
Campus Schoonmeersen – Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1
B-9000 Gent
Tel: +32 9 2432481
Email: Mia.eeckhout@ugent.be

Sylvain Hennart
Centre Wallon de recherches agronomiques
Département agriculture et milieu naturel
Unité systems agraires, territoires et technologie de l’information
Bâtiment Haute-Belgique
Rue du Serpont, 100
B-6800 Libramont
Tel: +32 61 23 10 15
Email: s.hennart@cra.wallonie.be