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2019.11.28 | Anis

Four scientific positions available at our department

The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, invites highly qualified applicants for one professor position, one senior advisor position and two assistant professor/researcher positions.

2019.10.09 | Anis

New handbook: Good manure management practices

A new handbook for farmers and advisor organisations on good manure management practices is now available. The handbook is based on results and previous experiences in the EU project 'Manure Standards'. The handbook serves as an easy-to-read material also for other stakeholders from policy to agricultural education.

2019.09.16 | Cattle

SmartCow Newsletter - issue 3

The latest SmartCow Newsletter is now available. The SmartCow project integrates key European cattle research infrastructures to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production.

2019.09.10 | Anis

Invitation: SmartCow study tour in France 3rd of October

Are you a stakeholder, scientist, techinician or student and is concerned about issues of innovations to improve feed efficiency, reduce GHG emissions and improve the welfare of cattle? Then join this study tour at Inra Auvergne Centers, France.

[Translate to English:] Cow with activity leg sensor. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.06.26 | Anis

Guidelines for validation of sensor output for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour

Many new sensors for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour are developed and new devices are introduced in these years using different technologies. In the EU-project SmartCow, a report has been produced including a checklist to consult before a study to validate a sensor for measuring cattle behaviour.

2019.04.30 | Anis

Seven training courses are scheduled in the EU-project SmartCow

Interested in feed efficiency of cattle and methane emissions? Join the SmartCow training program!

2019.04.01 | Anis

Latest newsletter from the EU SmartCow project

The second edition of the SmartCow newsletter is now available. SmartCow is an EU project under the Horizon 2020 programme for the cattle sector. The purpose of the project is to provide free access to leading cattle research facilities.

The methane content of cow burps can be reduced and the cows' feed efficiency improved at the same time with targeted breeding. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.02.26 | Climate

Both the climate and farm economy can come out on top

With the aid of low-cost, high-capacity recording methods, dairy cattle farmers can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that their cows burp while at the same time improving the animals’ feed efficiency.

The next Call for proposals will be launched in April 2019. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.02.12 | Anis

New funding opportunity for dairy and beef research

Funding has just been announced for eleven new projects funded by the EU SmartCow project. The new projects cover a wide range of nutrition and feed topics – with important effects on product quality, greenhouse gas emissions and animal welfare. The next Call for Proposals will be launched in April 2019.

Cows in the study during transport. Photo: Kirstin Dahl-Pedersen.

2019.01.31 | Anis

New knowledge about transport of cull cows to slaughter

Transport of dairy cows to slaughter may result in deterioration of their clinical condition. New research from the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, may play a part in improving animal welfare during transport and contribute to the debate about the concept of fitness for transport.

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Cattle coordinator

Martin Riis Weisbjerg

Professor Martin Riis Weisbjerg

Department of Animal Science

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EVENTS

Mon 09 Mar
00:00-00:00 |
PhD course: Animal Pain
The aim is to give PhD students an overview of the concept of animal pain from a biological perspective.