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2017.12.08 | Anis

Abattoir lesions found on finishing pigs are associated with the production system

When it comes to the type of damages pigs risk to incur during growth, it is relevant in which production system they grow up. We see great differences between herds within conventional indoor, conventional free-range and organic finisher pig production. Thus, according to a study from Aarhus University there seems to be possibilities for…

Ensuring a more constant energy supply across the day for sows prior to farrowing, there is a great potential for reducing the number of stillborn piglets and thus increasing piglet survival markedly. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.09 | Anis

More frequent daily sow feedings reduces the number of stillborn piglets

If sows are fed at least three times daily, they will repay with shorter farrowings and considerably fewer stillborn piglets. This is the clear result of a new study carried out by scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.

Some organic farmers use only a low level of antimicrobial medicine, but on most organic farms a major effort would be needed to reduce this level to something approaching zero. Photo: AU Foulum

2017.11.01 | Anis

Antimicrobial-free organic production seems within reach

Production without the use of antimicrobials can be within reach for many organic farms with a targeted health-promoting effort. A recent report from Aarhus University examines the possibilities of establishing organic production concepts for dairy and pig farming without using antimicrobials. The report also mentions the importance of rethinking…

It looks attractive, but this Agrilus planipennis is on the updated list of high-risk pests. Photo: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Forestry Archive - Forestry Images

2017.10.18 | Agro

New list of high-risk pests is available

Researchers at Aarhus University have prepared a list of the organisms that pose the greatest risk to Danish greenhouse crops.

The Danish horse breed Knabstrupper is one of the traditional  breeds that is targeted for conservation.

2017.10.18 | DCA

New report on ancient Danish animal breeds

The most recent surveys of ancient Danish animal breed populations have been published in a report from DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture.

Technology and the farming of the future will be spotighted in connection with the inaugural lecture given by honorary professor at the Department of Agroecology Ole Green. Photo: Ole Green

2017.10.16 | Agro

Focus on technology and future farming

The Department of Agroecology has extensive collaboration with the industry. An example of this is the collaboration with CEO Ole Green, Agrointelli. Ole Green is the department’s recently appointed honorary professor and will give his inaugural lecture in October 2017.  

It is worthwhile to take good care of our agricultural soil; researchers from Aarhus University are partners in an EU project that targets this issue. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.10.16 | Agro

Nurture the soil – it’s worth it

Profitability and sustainability can go hand in hand in crop production – especially if cropping systems that protect the soil are developed and applied. This is the basis for a new EU project with the participation of researchers from Aarhus University.

A new study highlights the importance of a consistent national groundwater monitoring programme and the need for development of future effective nitrogen mitigation measures in intensive agriculture worldwide in order to protect groundwater resources. Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.26 | Agro

The connection between nitrogen utilisation and groundwater quality is clear

Nitrogen surplus from agriculture has a clear effect on the nitrogen status of the groundwater, according to 70 years of Danish measurement data.

Currently the number of livestock transports is increasing and animals are transported longer distances. Photo: Kirstin Dahl-Pedersen, Aarhus University

2017.10.02 | Anis

Study focuses on the role of livestock drivers

Aarhus University has carried out the most extensive study so far of the role of livestock drivers in relation to assessing dairy cow fitness for transport.

Ole Green will give his inaugural lecture on October 24, 2017 at AU Foulum and October 31, 2017 at AU Flakkebjerg. Photo: Agrointelli

2017.09.18 | Agro

Technology and the agriculture of the future on the agenda

Sustainability, technology and intelligent solutions go hand in hand in the agriculture of the future. The newly appointed honorary professor at the Department of Agroecology will speak about this in his inaugural lecture in October 2017.

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