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Institute of Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry (ITT)

Research field: Animal-friendly and sustainable husbandry systems

Every farm animal has innate needs and requirements. In addition to, for example, nutrition or the ambient temperature, these innate needs include the possibility to perform proper species-specific behaviour. Frequently, the animals' needs are in conflict with agricultural husbandry conditions, environmental protection or other factors.

The Institute for Animal Welfare and Husbandry aims to investigate potential solutions for these problems in order to optimize and increase animal welfare in the various forms of husbandry of farm animals.

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Current Research projects

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Practice and Science Broiler Production Innovation Network

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Acronym: BroilerNet

Project duration: 01.08.2022 – 31.07.2026

Funding: The EU part is funded by the European Commission under H2020.


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Animal welfare monitoring in organic agriculture – improving animal welfare and making it transparent (ÖKoTier)

| Animal friendly and sustainable husbandry

Duration: 01.07.2023 -30.06.2026

Funding: Funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on the basis of a decision of the German…

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Research project “ErhEb” - Evaluation of the elevated platforms as useable space for fattening pigs using of digital monitoring methods

| Animal friendly and sustainable husbandry

Project duration: 01.09.2023 - 31.12.2027

Funding Organisation: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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Animal welfare friendly nutrition and lamb rearing on organic goat farms (MiZie)


Project duration: 01.10.2023 – 30.09.2026

Funding: The project is supported by funds of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) based on…

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