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NEWS

2021.02.03 | Anis, Cattle, Pigs, Poultry, DCA

Three animal welfare researchers from AU contribute to revision of EU’s animal welfare legislation

Three researchers from Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University are part of EFSA’s expert groups, and ensuring that the most recent research-based knowledge is available when the European animal welfare legislation is being revised in the years to come.

2021.02.02 | Anis, Cattle, DCA

AU Foulum takes part in the BBC broadcast “Farmers on the frontline” concerning research in climate friendly cattle production

In a new episode of the BBC series “Follow the Food” entitled “Farmers on the frontline”, they visit Department of Animal Science at AU Foulum. Professor Mette O. Nielsen tells about the most recent research in climate friendly cattle (from app. 2:55 to 11:32). You will find the episode “Farmers on the frontline” when you scroll down the site.

Photo 1: Sows leaving the truck When sows leave the truck at the entrance to the slaughterhouse, blocking may occur as they respond to the new surroundings. Photo 2: The new ramp: A new platform/gangway next to the sow ramp, ensuring that handlers do not disturb the sows by walking among them – in the opposite direction. Photos by Mette S. Herskin.

2021.02.15 | Anis, DCA, Pigs

Research leads to improved conditions for cull sows

Each year, more than half a million Danish sows are sent for slaughter, but only limited research exists as to the welfare of these animals upon arrival at the slaughterhouse. Now, results from a Master thesis have led to improved conditions for cull sows at Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Skærbæk.

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EVENTS

Thu 04 Mar
08:00-11:00 | Zoom
PhD defence: What affects protein digestion in broiler chickens?
PhD student Naja Bloch Pedersen will have her defence 4 March 2021. The defence will be held online.
Fri 05 Mar
14:00-17:00 | Zoom
PhD defence: Dairy cows can feel hunger during dry-off
PhD student Guilherme Amorin Franchi, Department of Animal Science will defend his PhD thesis at 14.00. You are welcome to join the event on Zoom.
Tue 16 Mar
12:45-12:00 | Online seminar
Trans-European online seminar on science-based policy advice in agriculture, food, climate and environment
European governments are facing critical decisions on agriculture, food, climate and environment. Science based policy advice is in high demand, but varies across Europe. The aim of the first trans-European seminar in this area is to facilitate exchange of experiences, challenges and best practices as to provide science-based policy advice.

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