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Project list - pigs

Research projects - pigs

Feed the pigs and train the enzymes prior to weaning

The purpose of FORFRA is to develop a new feeding concept for piglets that ensures weaning with optimal growth without development of diarrhea and without use of zinc oxide at medical levels and antibiotics. 

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Project leader:  Mette Skou Hedemann
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2019-2022   

Producing robust organic replacement gilts

The purpose of PorganiX is to establish the first, Danish organic core livestock for breeding purposes and create knowledge, so the organic farmer kan select the best gilts for organic breeding goals. 

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Project partner:  Lene Juul Pedersen
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2018-2020   

Poultry and PIg Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare

The PPILOW project aims to co-construct through a multi-actor approach solutions to improve the welfare of poultry and pigs reared in organic and low-input outdoor farming systems. 

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Project partner:  Sanna Steenfeldt
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2019-2024   

OK-net EcoFeed

OK-Net EcoFeed aims at helping organic pig and poultry farmers in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed.

Read more about the OK-Net EcoFeed project.

Project partner:  Sanna Steenfeldt
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2018-2020   

Efficient restoring of body fat in using fibre in gestation diet

  The aim is to study whether increasing dietary fibres is a way to restore body fat more efficiently after weaning without concomitantly increasing the muscle mass of the sows too much. 


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Project manager: Peter K. Theil
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2019-2021

Reduced stillbirth rate and piglet mortality obtained by faster farrowing

The objective is to reduce the farrowing duration and in turn the piglet mortality via fewer stillborn piglets.

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Project manager: Peter K. Theil
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2019-2022

Optimization of transport of sows to slaughter – improving animal welfare and carcass value

 SOTRANS gains knowledge to formulate operational guidelines for pick-up and transport of cull sows – ensuring that challenges to animal welfare and carcass quality are minimized.  

Read more about the sow project.

Project manager: Mette S. Herskin
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2018-2021

Organic pig production based on green protein (SuperGrassPork)

  SuperGrassPork will develop a system for organic pig production, where a large part of the feed protein comes from locally produced clover grass.

Read more about the SuperGrassPork project

Project participant: Lene Stødkilde
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2017-2020

New amino acid profile for high performance lactating sows

The aim of the project is to optimize the energy and lysine supply to lactating sows.

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Project manager: Peter K. Theil
 
Institution(er): Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Project period: 2017-2019

Veterinary Biocontained research facility Network (VetBioNet)

The principal aim of the VetBioNet infrastructure project is to establish and maintain a comprehensive network of pre-eminent high-containment (BSL3) research facilities, academic institutes, international organisations and industry partners that is dedicated to advance research on epizootic and zoonotic diseases and to promote technological developments.

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Project participant: Tina Sørensen Dalgaard
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Project period: 2017-2021

Glyphosate treatment of crops: a sustainable strategy?

The aim of the project is to examine potential effects when farm animals are exposed to glyphosate residues via the feed. 

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Project manager: Martin Tang Sørensen,
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Project period: 2017-2020

Xylanases – Arabinofuranosidases research program

  This project involves in vitro techniques simulating the digestive processes in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs in order to understand the actions of various arabinoxylan-degrading enzymes under conditions resembling that of the gastro-intestinal tract. 

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Project participant: Knud Erik Bach Knudsen,
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2016-2019

Value adder through ressource efficient organic pig production (EFFORT)

 The overall aims of the EFFORT project are to establish basic knowledge on nutrient
requirements of organic produced pigs, transfer the knowledge into new feed
formulations and feeding strategies and implement these strategies at practical
herds.

Read more about the EFFORT project

Project manager: Peter K. Theil
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2016-2020

FEED-A-GENE

the EU project will be looking on ways to increase the efficiency and sustainability of pig and poultry production.

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Project manager: Knud Erik Bach Knudsen
 
Institution: Department of Animal Science,
Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2015-2020