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Scientists have proven that you can increase butyrate production by eating a healthy, high-fibre diet. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.04 | Anis

Fibres make a difference

The diet in the western world is characterised as being low in fibre and high in fat and refined carbohydrates. This unhealthy lifestyle increases the risks for a number of lifestyle diseases. This is why scientists have to think of alternative ways for obtaining all the benefits of fibre without having to consume large quantities of carrots and…

High calf mortality is a major challenge and perhaps even a threat to the organic dairy producers’ reputation. Stock photo

2016.03.18 | Anis

Mortality among organic dairy calves to be reduced

An alliance of six organic farmers, two industrial partners and scientists from Aarhus University is set to develop new methods for the housing and management of calves to reduce the high mortality rate in organic cattle herds.

Ensiled maize kernels in the feed reduced mortality and improves foot pad health and meat quality in broilers. Photo: Colourbox

2016.03.18 | Anis

Ensiled kernel maize improves broiler welfare

A lower mortality rate and improved footpad health and meat quality of broilers are some of the positive effects of using ensiled kernel maize in broiler feed, according to results from a PhD study at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.