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A common cause for culling cows is lameness. Researchers have investigated if farmers, veterinarians and livestock drivers evaluate the transport fitness of cull cows uniformly. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.08.17 | DCA

Evaluation of fitness for transport of cull cows varies

In a test to see how farmers, livestock drivers and veterinarians assess the fitness for transport of cull cows based on lameness there were different opinions.

Knowledge on the clinical condition of culled sows prior to being transported to the abattoir is very limited. Photo: Carsten Kjærulf Christensen

2018.09.04 | DCA

New knowledge on the condition of cull sows prior to transportation to the abattoir

Researchers from Aarhus University are among the first to study the condition of cull sows on the day of transportation to slaughter.

2018.08.17 | Anis

SmartCow – call for proposals

SmartCow is an EU project under the Horizon 2020 programme. The purpose of the project is to provide free access to leading cattle research facilities in France, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and Denmark.

Seaweed can be an alternative source of protein in addition to contributing to removing and recycling nitrogen and phosphorus from the marine environment. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.08.10 | DCA

Denmark can grow all its own animal feed protein

Instead of importing large quantities of protein feedstuffs from other countries for food and feed, Denmark can produce enough of its own protein to cover its needs for animal feed and to supplement food requirements.

New feeds and feeding strategies for sows can increase the number of liveborn piglets. Stock photo

2018.08.05 | Anis

Smart sow feeding leads to better piglet survival

Researchers from Aarhus University are collaborating with the industry on developing new feeding strategies and feed products that can improve piglet survival markedly.

2018.08.02 | Anis

"GplusE Training schools" in October and November 2018

Are you working with dairy cows as for instance a scientist, teacher or veterinarian? Then check out the GplusE Training Schools: "New genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows" held 16-18 October in Romania and 27-29 November in Spain. Registration is free - max. 20 trainees - early registration is recommended.