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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.

2021.01.20 | Anis, Cattle, Pigs, Poultry, DCA

Stig Purup – new adjunct professor at Aalborg University

Senior researcher Stig Purup from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, has been assigned the renowned title as adjunct professor at Aalborg University affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience.

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