Application d’un programme d’alimentation de précision chez le porc en croissance alimenté à volonté : effet sur les performances et l’utilisation des nutriments

Ludovic Brossard (Inrae) et al., 52es Journées de la Recherche Porcine (FRA), 4 et 5 février 2020, Paris, p. 111-112, poster

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L’alimentation de précision est une technique innovante pour améliorer l’efficacité nutritionnelle en production porcine. Elle consiste à adapter quotidiennement l’apport de nutriments aux besoins de chaque individu au sein d’un groupe de porcs. Dans le cadre du projet européen H2020 Feed-a-Gene, un outil d’aide à la décision (OAD) a été développé pour le porc en croissance pour appliquer l’alimentation de précision (AP) en fermes commerciales. Cet outil repose sur l’analyse des données quotidiennes et individuelles de poids vif (PV) et de consommation alimentaire obtenues les jours précédents afin de prédire les performances du lendemain (PV, gain de PV, consommation alimentaire), les besoins individuels, et donc la composition de l’aliment à distribuer (Brossard et al., 2017 ; Quiniou et al., 2018). L’objectif de l’étude est de tester le fonctionnement de l’OAD en conditions pratiques et ses conséquences sur les  performances et l’utilisation des nutriments chez les porcs en croissance nourris à volonté.

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Application of a precision feeding program in growing pigs fed ad libitum: effect on performance and nutrient use

Within the Horizon 2020 EU program Feed-a-Gene, a decision support system (DSS) was developed to implement precision feeding (PF) in commercial pig farms and to help improve feed efficiency. This study aimed to perform PF with the DSS in practical conditions with growing pigs fed ad libitum and to assess consequences on performance and nutrient use. Sixty-four pigs were reared from 77 to 161 days of age (33.5 to 108.8. kg body weight, BW) in a single pen equipped with an automatic weighing-sorting system and eight automatic feeders that register feed intake and deliver a tailored blend of two diets (A and B, respectively 1.0 and 0.4 g SID Lysine (Lys)/MJ net energy (NE), and 9.7 MJ NE/kg) to individual pigs. The control group received a blend providing 0.9 g Lys/MJ NE until the group weighed 65 kg on average (growing phase) and 0.7 g Lys/MJ NE thereafter (finishing phase). For the PF group, the Lys requirement was assessed individually and on a daily basis, based on up to 20 previous records of BW and feed intake, and diets A and B were blended accordingly. Daily feed intake, average daily gain, and feed conversion ratio did not differ between treatments. During the growing period, Lys and nitrogen (N) intake and N excretion were 11%, 9%, and 14% lower in the PF group than those in the control group, respectively (P < 0.05). During the finishing period, these values were only numerically lower (difference <2%; P > 0.66). These results could be explained by the slightly higher feed intake in the PF group (+100 g/d, P = 0.24) and the lower Lys content used during the finishing period of the 2-phase strategy compared to standard diets.