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2019.05.10 | Calls

SmartCow Transnational Access: Second Call for proposals launched

The second call for proposals for Transnational Access (TNA) within the SmartCow project has now been launched. The TNA call makes available cattle research facilities of SmartCow partners for research by academic or industry colleagues from other (mainly EU) countries.

The methane content of cow burps can be reduced and the cows' feed efficiency improved at the same time with targeted breeding. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.02.26 | Climate

Both the climate and farm economy can come out on top

With the aid of low-cost, high-capacity recording methods, dairy cattle farmers can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that their cows burp while at the same time improving the animals’ feed efficiency.

The next Call for proposals will be launched in April 2019. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.02.12 | Anis

New funding opportunity for dairy and beef research

Funding has just been announced for eleven new projects funded by the EU SmartCow project. The new projects cover a wide range of nutrition and feed topics – with important effects on product quality, greenhouse gas emissions and animal welfare. The next Call for Proposals will be launched in April 2019.

Cows in the study during transport. Photo: Kirstin Dahl-Pedersen.

2019.01.31 | Anis

New knowledge about transport of cull cows to slaughter

Transport of dairy cows to slaughter may result in deterioration of their clinical condition. New research from the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, may play a part in improving animal welfare during transport and contribute to the debate about the concept of fitness for transport.

2019.01.28 | PhD defense

Fibrous pulp from green protein extraction is a valuable forage for dairy cows

PhD student Vinni Kragbæk Damborg, Department of Animal Science will defend her thesis on Friday 1 February 2019 in the auditorium at AU Foulum, 9.30h. All are welcome.

Portrait of professor Peter Lund

2019.01.08 | Reception

On Friday 25 January 2019, Department of Animal Science will host the inauguration of Peter Lund.

The department has a new professorship in Sustainable Dairy Production. Please sign up for the inauguration and reception at AU Foulum.

The cow's genetics and changes in her rumen flora can affect how much methane she emits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.12.11 | Cattle

Methane from cow burps can be reduced by a two-front approach

Combing a cow’s own genetics with strategies that target changes in her rumen flora may be able to reduce methane emissions more effectively than by only selecting for low methane-emitting cows.

2018.10.04 | Anis

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SmartCow is an EU project under the Horizon 2020 programme for the cattle sector. The purpose of the project is to provide free access to leading cattle research facilities in France, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and Denmark. The project was launched on 1 February 2018.

2018.09.25 | Cattle

How can calf morbidity and mortality be decreased in organic dairy herds? Mari Reiten will defend her PhD thesis at AU Foulum on 17 October 2018

In her PhD project, Mari has compared organic and conventional dairy herds in order to identify risk factors for calf morbidity and mortality.

2018.09.20 | PhD Course

PhD course at AU Foulum: Animal health economics in livestock herds 3 - 7 December 2018

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

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Cattle coordinator

Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen

Department of Animal Science

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EVENTS

Mon 12 Aug
00:00-00:00 | AU Foulum
PhD course: Gut Biology and Health 2019
PhD course at AU Foulum from 12-23 August 2019.