Ruminant Nutrition and
Roughage Systems

  • Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 1
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Joop Lensink / Valérie Jacquerie

Main Objectives

Train future animal nutrition managers (formulation, R & D, sales) and breeding advisors.
Enhance knowledge on ruminant feed and roughage systems

Skills Developed

  • Identify problems related to feed – inbalanced diets (health, product quality, sustainability …)
  • Develop a systematic and systemic approach regarding ruminant farms

General Content

  • Roughage (fodder) systems and grazing management
  • Pasture management and plant variety use
  • Ruminant (feed) systems and sustainability approach
  • Metabolic diseases related to rumination
  • International feed and animal diet evaluation systems


Written individual exam


See full course description for program details


Valérie Jacquerie
Joop Lensink
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