Who are we?

EvaPig® was created, designed and developed by Jean Noblet (INRA, UMR SENAH), Alain Valancogne (INRA, UMR SENAH), Gilles Tran (AFZ) and Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe.

The contribution of "Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique" (INRA; French National Institute for Agricultural Research) to EvaPig® originates from researchers positioned at the Unit named "Systèmes d’Elevage, Nutrition Animale et Humaine (SENAH; Livestock Production Systems, Animal and Human Nutrition). The SENAH Unit is conducting research programs on both livestock production and human nutrition. The most frequently used animal model is the pig but programs are also conducted on veal calves, broilers, turkeys or rabbits; mini pigs are also used for human nutrition studies. The SENAH Unit has also produced the InraPorc software®.

UMR Systèmes d’Elevage, Nutrition Animale et Humaine
Domaine de la Prise, 35590 Saint-Gilles, France

The AFZ (Association Française de Zootechnie) is a French association of animal production specialists from industry, trade organisations, research, education and public administration. Its mission is to help with the dissemination and application of knowledge related to farm animals, and to participate in the public debates concerning animal productions. It organises every year one or several conferences dedicated to current issues and operates the French Feed Database, a national information centre about feeds.

Association Française de Zootechnie
16 rue Claude Bernard, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe is the leading European producer of lysine, threonine and tryptophan. Since its creation, Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe has been constantly involved in an active policy of innovation. A permanent program of research and collaboration is run with various Institutes, Universities and professionals from the animal production sector, everywhere in Europe and also around the world. Some of this research has also contributed towards building and developing modern systems for formulating feeds, such as the ideal protein, the standardized ileal digestibility of amino acids and the net energy concepts.

Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe
32 rue Guersant, 75017 Paris, France