News

Breeding for confident mink gives better animal welfare and can also lead to better fur quality. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.11.05 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Breeding confident mink can have side benefits

When you select for confident mink in the breeding programme, you may also be breeding for a better fur quality according to a study from Aarhus University. The study also shows that behaviour has a higher heritability than previously thought.

The field of agricultural sciences encompasses a wide range of subjects related to how humans use and develop natural resources for their benefit. Photo: Anders Trærup

2015.10.12 | DCA

Aarhus University’s agricultural science research among world elite

The food and agricultural science research carried out at Aarhus University is among the best in the world. It ranks as number nine on the U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking and is thus the best university in Denmark.

The students report that they profited from building both a social and a professional community.

2015.10.22 | Anis

PhD students from all over Europe met in Foulum

Thanks to a large European research network, the Department of Animal Science managed to attract PhD students from 14 different countries when it in August hosted a two-week summer school on gastrointestinal health of pigs.

Piglet mortality can be reduced by monitoring farrowings or by regulating the temperature in the farrowing house. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.10.14 | Anis

Using statistics to save newborn piglets

By including statistical models, scientists have developed a system that can help the farmer to monitor farrowing and to automatically and intelligently adjust the temperature.