News and events - cattle

NEWS

A new feedstuff table makes it possible to choose feedstuffs for cattle according to sustainability. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.04.13 | Agro

Feeding cattle sustainably – here is some help

A new report lists sustainability values for a wide range of feedstuffs for cattle.

2018.04.11 | Cattle

Maternal Behaviour and Use of Maternity Pens in Parturient Dairy Cows - Maria Vilain Rørvang will have her PhD defence at AU Foulum 19 April 2018

In her PhD project, Maria studied the maternal behaviour of parturient dairy cows and their use of maternity pens.

2018.04.09 | Research

Department of Animal Science has three vacant PhD positions.

Two of the positions focus on dairy cows and the last on pigs. Application deadline is 1 May 2018

2018.03.21 | PhD Course

PhD course at AU Foulum: Animal health economics in livestock herds 28 May - 1 June 2018

Target group is PhD-Students with a project within the area of livestock production or veterinary epidemiology.

Professor Martin Riis Weisbjerg

2018.03.15 | Cattle

Invitation for seminar and inauguration of professorship of Martin Riis Weisbjerg on May 9

Martin Riis Weisbjerg will give an inaugural lecture entitled 'Future challenges in dairy nutrition and feed evaluation'. The inaugural lecture is part of a half-day seminar and will be concluded by a reception.

Researchers from Aarhus University have identified DNA variants that affect udder health in cows. Photo: Colourbox

2018.03.02 | Cattle

Data from milking can be used to promote cow health

Technology on the dairy farm can be used to improve the genetic evaluation of dairy cow milking traits and thus improve the animals’ health and welfare.

The new studies were accomplished using recently developed and very accurate measuring equipment able to detect even microscopic amounts of gaseous ammonia. Photo: Aarhus University

2018.02.12 | DCA

New study on ammonia losses from dairy housing systems

New measure methods allow for more precise figures for ammonia emissions from dairy housing systems.

2017.12.08 | Anis

Professorship position: Professor in Sustainable Dairy Production

Would you like to lead the research and innovation in sustainable dairy production systems with focus on optimal use of novel feeds at Aarhus University? The Department of Animal Science invites highly qualified applicants for a professorship in Sustainable Dairy Production. The position is available from 1st of June 2018.

2017.11.23 | Cattle

Which road could cattle production take?

Researchers from Aarhus University will describe future sustainable cattle production systems by setting up a range of future scenarios. This will be done in collaboration with Seges, Arla and others from the industry in order to support a sustainable, holistic and balanced development of cattle production.

Some organic farmers use only a low level of antimicrobial medicine, but on most organic farms a major effort would be needed to reduce this level to something approaching zero. Photo: AU Foulum

2017.11.01 | Anis

Antimicrobial-free organic production seems within reach

Production without the use of antimicrobials can be within reach for many organic farms with a targeted health-promoting effort. A recent report from Aarhus University examines the possibilities of establishing organic production concepts for dairy and pig farming without using antimicrobials. The report also mentions the importance of rethinking…

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Cattle coordinator

Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen

Department of Animal Science

Contact info

EVENTS

Wed 09 May
12:00-15:30 | AU Foulum, Auditorium
Seminar and inauguration of professorship of Martin Riis Weisbjerg 9 May 2018
Everybody is welcome - Please register before 2 May
Mon 28 May
00:00-00:00 | AU Foulum
PhD course: Animal health economics in livestock herds at AU Foulum
Registration before 1 May 2018