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Fermentation and addition of enzymes are both on their own promising methods for improving the nutritional value of the fibre-rich liquid feed. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.08.28 | Anis

Fermentation and enzyme addition increase the digestibility of fibre and phosphorus

A combination of fermentation and enzyme addition increases the nutritional value of alternative sources of feedstuffs for pigs. Particularly the digestibility of fibre and phosphorus is improved.

Grass can stave off pests that eat their roots with the aid of certain fungi. Photo: Colourbox

2015.10.06 | Agro

Grass becomes more robust against root-feeding insects

The development of the first commercial grass plants carrying natural root protection against the infestation of pests will lead to a reduction in the use of pesticides and strengthen the Danish commercial seed production.

2015.08.20 | Food

Central Denmark awarded title of European Region of Gastronomy 2017

Central Denmark Region have been appointed as European Region of Gastronomy in 2017, based on a joint application made by Aarhus University and partners.

Research at Aarhus University has shown that it may be possible to simplify the welfare assessment at the individual farm by reducing the number of annual visits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.08.20 | Anis

Procedure for assessing mink welfare can be simplified

Assessment of mink welfare on individual mink farms can probably be simplified, by for example reducing the number of inspections from three to two. The mink farmer can use the results to optimise the conditions for the animals and to reveal whether the animals are thriving.

Janne Winther Christensen will hold the title of Vice President for two years, at which point she will automatically become President of the organization.

2015.08.26 | Anis

Scientist from Aarhus University elected president of international equine organization

Associate Professor Janne Winter Christensen from the Department of Animal Science has been elected Vice President of the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES). The organization is working to improve the welfare of horses by promoting research and knowledge about training methods and the horse-rider relationship

The Danish figures are almost always below the standard values listed in the Renewable Energy Directive.

2015.08.21 | DCA

Revised figures for the carbon footprint of growing wheat and oilseed rape for biofuel

Scientists at Aarhus University have updated the figures for the impact on the climate of growing wheat and oilseed rape for biofuels.

2015.08.17 | DCA

Healthy role models influence teenagers’ eating habits

Parents are significant role models for their teenaged children in terms of prompting them to eat fruit and vegetables.

The project aims at improving protein digestibility in fish. Photo: Colourbox

2015.08.17 | DCA

Improved fish feed will benefit fish, the environment and the economy

Scientists and the industry have joined forces to improve feed for commercial fish farming in order to improve protein digestibility. This can reduce the impact on the aquatic environment, improve fish growth and save the industry DKK 50 million a year.