The project 4AGEPROD is funded by EAFRD and Regional Councils. 

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4AGEPROD : CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the project 4AGEPROD is to expirent under diffrent climatic conditions in the west of France several technical ways to produce Alfa-Alfa hay and silage, and the associations of cereals-leguminous and grass-leguminous. The most interesting on the hightest proteine level point of view will be evaluated on the cattle.

Under the content of this project the partners will try to find tools to enable them to conserve the productivity and duration of pasturages.

Flower of Alfalfa (Photo Credit - Arvalis)
Flower of Alfalfa (Photo Credit - Arvalis)
Photo Credit - Arvalis
Photo Credit - Arvalis


KEY POINTS & PARTNERS

4AGEPROD is supported by Pôle Agronomique Ouest. It  implies economical actors, professional agricultural organizations, research teams, agricultural schools and universities 

Launch : january 2016

Duration : 48 months

Cost : 2 millions d'€

Founded by :

- EAFRD PEI-AGRI,

- Régional Council of Brittany 


ECONOMICAL PARTNERS :

Terrena Innovation, Triskalia, Coopédom Deshyouest, Atlantic Conseil Elevage, BCEL Ouest, Clasel, Eilyps, Elevage Conseil Loire Anjou

PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS :

Departemental and regional chambers of agriculture Brittany and Pays de la Loire, FRCUMA Ouest, Network FRAB-GAB, Network RAD-CIVAM, breeding farm and expérimental farm of Thorigné d'Anjou

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS:

IDELE-breeding institute, Arvalis-vegetal institute, INRA Quimper (SAS), INRA Lusignan (FERLUS), INRA Saint-Gilles (PEGASE)


SUMMARY

To secure the hay and silage production with high level contents of protein and productivity of pasturages, the partners of 4AGEPROD project decided : 

  • to work together with the same protocole ;
  • to evaluate the interest of early harvest for feed quality (proteine rate and assimilation) ; 
  • to be able to harvest Alfa Alfa in the first year of sowing and turning it in to silage to reduce the loss ;
  • to find the solutions to optimize the duration of pastures ;
  • sharing knowledge to increase proteine self sufficienty.

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4AGEPROD, to acquire references to secure fodder production in the west of France (Brittany and Pays de la Loire)
4AGEPROD UK.pdf
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