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[Translate to English:] Jerseyko i fodringsforsøg ved AU Foulum. Foto: Linda S. Sørensen.

2020.02.11 | Anis

The amount of roughage has a major influence on cows’ methane production

A feeding trial at AU Foulum has shown that cows’ enteric methane emission decreases markedly when the amount of roughage in the feed ration is limited significantly. However, this feeding strategy is not applicable in practice, as it challenges the cows’ health as well as the farmer’s economy.

Winged kelp (Alaria esculenta) from Lofoten. Photo: Lofoten Blue Harvest

2020.03.06 | Anis

Is seaweed a potential feed for ruminants?

Nutritionally, some seaweed species have a huge potential as feed for ruminants. However, according to a study of Norwegian harvested seaweed, in which AU researches have participated, using seaweed as feed is also connected to many challenges. It is, for example, a matter of the seaweed’s content of water, ash and potentially heavy metals as well…

AU researchers will look further into which physical, physiological and microbial qualities that distinguish the climate-efficient dairy cow from the less efficient dairy cow. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2020.02.04 | Anis

A new project is to lead the way to describing the climate-friendly dairy cow

Aarhus University leads a new research project which is to pave the way for a more climate-efficient dairy production. The aim of the project is to reduce the cow’s methane emission via feeding and to investigate the biological reasons for why cows differ in methane production. Furthermore, researchers will examine how we can implement the new…

At the advanced course in Animal Experimentation, the participants get the opportunity to practice blood sampling on the mandatory rodents and on species typically held as production animals, for example hens.

2019.12.16 | Anis

A course in Animal Experimentation at Department of Animal Science reflects our position in the boundary field between farming and animal experimentation

Thirteen course participants recently received their diploma for participating in a course in Animal Experimentation funded by Department of Animal Science.