Animal Nutrition and Environment


Publications since 2013

Principal Investigator

Joaquim Balcells

191, Rovira Roure Avenue

25198 (Lleida) – Spain

+34 973 706498


  • Reduce environmental impact of pig farming

Research Lines

  • Genetics for meat and fat quality and disease resistance
  • Nutrition for reduced environmental impact

Main activities

  • Animal genetic evaluation and genotyping
  • Evaluation of strategies for reduced environmental impact

International Impact

World leading position in genetics and selection for fat content and composition in pigs. Renowned expertise in field trials for drug and vaccine evaluation of pig diseases and in digestive microbiology in relation to protein metabolism and methane production.


Ahmad Reza Seradj

PHD students

Sandra Costa
Laura Sarri
Esperanza Fuertes

Jesús Mora