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Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU Foto

2020.11.09 | Anis

Culling of mink at AU Foulum

Due to COVID-19, all mink at AU Foulum’s experimental farm will be destroyed. The department is currently trying to establish an overview of the consequences for research as well as the employees.

Day-old chicks. File photo: Janne Hansen, AU.

2020.11.09 | Anis

Hatching broilers in stables rather than in hatcheries increases animal welfare

A new study at Department of Animal Science shows that hatching broilers on-farm rather than in hatcheries results in a number of benefits: The chicks rest more, take up more feed, weigh more and have a lower mortality.

A new textbook focuses on a wide range of challenges related to management of suckling and weaned piglets.

2020.11.02 | Anis

AU researchers have contributed to a new international textbook focusing on two big challenges in pig production: the suckling piglet and the weaned piglet

Two researchers from Aarhus University have contributed with chapters in the new textbook The suckling and weaned piglet. Leading, international researchers within the area have written the book, which gathers the most recent research-based biological knowledge on possibilities and challenges related to management of the suckling and weaned piglet.

2020.10.23 | Anis

We are looking for two new colleagues.

Department of Animal Science has two Tenure-track positions available within the areas of carbohydrates in nutrition and in applied biometrics. Application deadline is 6 December 2020

2020.10.21 | Anis

PhD defence: Dietary fiber and protein: Changes in degradation, fermentation pattern and metabolic response

Yetong Xu will have her PhD defence Wednesday 28 October 2020. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to charlotte.steffensen@anis.au.dk

The new buildings are placed behind the original Danish Cattle Research Centre. At the far right, you will see the new cattle barn, in the middle, the flexible barn, and to the far left, the intensive barn. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2020.10.28 | Anis

An impressing and unique cattle research centre at AU Foulum

The new Danish Cattle Research Centre is now reality. It is an impressing barn complex completed with brand new and unique research facilities. Three new cattle barns have been built, the forage barn has been expanded, and the staff facilities have been modernised. The new cattle facilities have already been put into service, and the research…

2020.09.30 | Anis

The fourth call for proposals for Transnational Access (TNA) within the SmartCow project is now open.

The TNA call makes available cattle research facilities of SmartCow partners for research by academic or industry colleagues from other (mainly EU) countries. The facilities include the most advanced animal science technologies applied to cattle in the fields of nutrition, physiology, ethology and animal husbandry.

2020.09.11 | Anis

Ph.D.-defence: Are recommendations for indoor sows appropriate for organic sows?

Maria Eskildsen has investigated the energy- and protein intake from grazing and quantified the energy needed for maintenance, maternal retention, mobilization, milk production, thermoregulation and locomotive activity in organic sows. The PhD defense will be available online. To receive a link, please send an e-mail to…

With her research, Professor Mette Olaf Nielsen will contribute to finding the sustainable solutions for how to reduce the greenhouse gas emission from ruminants. Private photo.

2020.09.08 | Anis

The new professor at Aarhus University wants to decriminalise cows

As of 1 September 2020, Mette Olaf Nielsen has been appointed professor in “Production and Lactation Physiology in Ruminants” at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. Mette will contribute to solving the agriculture’s climate challenge concerning the methane emission from ruminants.

Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Foto

2020.09.09 | DCA

Aarhus University concludes collaboration agreement with Viborg Municipality

The collaboration agreement between Aarhus University and Viborg Municipality will focus on benefiting from and developing Aarhus University's activities in Foulum, in addition to strengthening collaboration between prominent law firms in Viborg and the law degree programme in Aarhus.

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