HoloFood Chicken Trials
Chicken farming is critical in future food security, yet there is still need for improving animal welfare and optimised feeding strategies. HoloFood will explore the interaction and impact of the microbiome together with the host (animal) in response to different feeding strategies already implemented commercially.
Chicken farming has recently made huge efforts towards healthy, natural food production without use of chemicals or antibiotics in food systems. As such natural alternatives, such as prebiotic and probiotic additives to chicken feed have been a huge improvement. Nonetheless, the full impact of these natural alternatives, and the variation in chicken growth is still poorly understood.
HoloFood aims to investigate the effect and interplay between host (chicken) - microbiome in response to different dietary additives.