Animal Breeding & Nutrition


The quality of animal feed plays a key role on animal health and well-being; this has specific effects also on human health. This research activity deals with cultivation/harvesting/storage of forages, their nutritional and health-promoting traits, and the effect of animal diet on the quality of deriving products. Integrated technologies are used to define parameters that affect production yield, animal welfare, product quality and breeding environmental impact.

  • Animal polymorphism
  • Optimized diet
  • Feedstuff degradability and feeding efficiency
  • Animal management


Fiorella Sarubbi

Raffaele Palomba


Giuseppe Auriemma

Giuseppe Grazioli

Institute for the Animal Production System in the Mediterranean Environment