Trial and Training Centre for Agriculture

Driven by collaboration and expertise, towards a future full of opportunities for livestock farming!

De varkenshouderij staat voor een periode van grote uitdagingen op vlak van klimaat. Naast de klimaatdoelstellingen vanuit overheden en markt wordt de sector ook

Independent advice

As an Agricultural Research and Training Centre, we provide independent advice, in consultation with and tailored to farmers. Our hands-on research supports our ability to include the latest innovations in our advice.

Private research

Are you working on an innovative development in livestock farming and looking for research facilities? PVL is happy to think along with you!

PVL's research focus

Discover our areas of expertise

Pigs

Individual data collection, both in sows, piglets and fattening pigs is our great strength, together with our flexibility in terms of trial designs, offers a wide range of research possibilities.

Cattle

We have 65 dairy cattle for research and training. The advanced milking robot enables individual feeding and monitoring. The new young cattle shed also offers research opportunities.

Crops

Without the crops, we cannot feed the cattle and pigs. Therefore, we also conduct thorough research on soil, fertilisation, crop protection, water quality, new crops

Visit our knowledge centre

PVL supports farmers and horticulturists with hands-on research for pig and cattle farming. Our centre of expertise has several components:

Get your Driving Licence G now

If you want to get your driving licence G through PVL, you need to take driving lessons. We will then also accompany you to the exam centre.

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Ongoing projects

De varkenshouderij staat voor een periode van grote uitdagingen op vlak van klimaat. Naast de klimaatdoelstellingen vanuit overheden en markt wordt de sector ook zelf geconfronteerd met de gevolgen van de klimaatverandering. In het…
Agricultural figures show that maize occupies the largest area of all agricultural crops in Limburg. In addition, especially in the north of our province, a lot of irrigation water goes to this crop during dry periods. Ensuring that...
Maize and grass form the basis of dairy cattle rations. It is therefore logical that these are the two main crops on a dairy farm. Despite the pervasive practical knowledge about the benefits of crop rotation,...
This innovative project addresses climate change and the transition to a circular, sustainable economy. The focus is on hemp fibre as a promising raw material in the 'fibre' category. Hemp, a crop with minimal environmental impact,...

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