News and events - mink


2017.06.08 | Anis

Animal Welfare Conference in Copenhagen, October 2017

Come and join the two day conference on Animal Welfare in Copenhagen on October 3 and 4 2017. Themes are consumer-driven animal welfare and animal based welfare indicators. Two scientists from Department of Animal Science will give a talk on "farmers perceptions of animal welfare" and "Investing in cow-welfare".

2017.06.07 | Anis

Conference on animal behaviour in Aarhus, Denmark

Everybody working professionally with animal husbandry within the fields of housing and management has the chance of acquiring interesting and useful knowledge in August when Aarhus University is hosting an international scientific conference with the theme "Understanding animal behaviour".

2017.02.01 | Anis

The WelFur protocol is now available for all European fur breeders

From January 2017, fur animal welfare assessment according to the WelFur protocol will be available for all European fur breeders. The WelFur protocols were developed by scientists from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University together with five other countries.

2016.12.19 | Anis

Registration for ISAE 2017 is open

The international conference ISAE 2017 is being held in Aarhus, Denmark 7-10 August 2017. The conference is organized by the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. The theme is "Understanding animal behaviour" and registration is open until July 20, 2017. Deadline for abstract submission is February 5th, 2017.

2016.11.14 | DCA

Scientists and industry develop autonomous feeding robots

Scientists and industry have developed the world’s first autonomous robot to be fixed directly onto the present feeding machines in mink farms.

2016.11.14 | Anis

Farm animal scientist from the Department of Animal Science appointed member of the board of the Fur Tax Foundation

As of November 2016 senior scientist Steen Henrik Møller from the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University has been appointed member of the board of the Fur Tax Foundation.

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.

A new DCA report gathers all the talks and abstracts from the 8th International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology 2015. Photo: Mogens Vestergaard

2015.09.14 | Anis

New knowledge about farm animal endocrinology published

The latest knowledge from international research in farm animal endocrinology is gathered in a publication from DCA – Danish Center for Food and Agriculture.

Research at Aarhus University has shown that it may be possible to simplify the welfare assessment at the individual farm by reducing the number of annual visits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.08.20 | Anis

Procedure for assessing mink welfare can be simplified

Assessment of mink welfare on individual mink farms can probably be simplified, by for example reducing the number of inspections from three to two. The mink farmer can use the results to optimise the conditions for the animals and to reveal whether the animals are thriving.

Scientists have a strong focus on the behaviour and welfare of mink. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.10.16 | Anis

A wide span of mink knowledge presented

The annual theme day on current mink research attracted many participants from the sector. The theme day covered a wide range of subjects, including mink reproduction, welfare and health. Material from the meeting has been published in a new report by DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture.

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Mink coordinator

Senior researcher Steen Henrik Møller

Department of Animal Science, Epidemiology og management

Contact info


Mon 26 Jun
00:00-00:00 |
PhD course: Carbohydrates with emphasis on nutrition and intestinal health on non-ruminant animals
Registration deadline: June 1st 2017
Mon 07 Aug
00:00-00:00 | Musikhuset Aarhus, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C
Conference: ISAE 2017
International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) conference takes place 7.-10. august 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. Theme: Understanding animal behaviour". Registration open from December 1, 2016.
Tue 03 Oct
00:00-00:00 |
Animal Welfare Conference in Copenhagen
Two day conference on Animal Welfare in Copenhagen on October 3 and 4 2017. Themes are consumer-driven animal welfare and animal based welfare indicators.