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Senior researcher Troels Kristensen from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, discussed how dairy production can be increased, while sustainability and climate are taken into consideration. Photo: Lise Bundgaard.

2019.11.25 | Food

Climate and health on the agenda at international dairy conference

Health challenges, climate change and the increasing demand for nutritious food were on the agenda, when Aarhus hosted the “International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health” on November 12-14.

A new project will examine how farmers may apply grassland-arable crop rotations with an increased proportion of grassland as a means to increase soil carbon stock building. Photo: Jesper Rais.

2020.02.17 | Research

Grassland in crop rotations is beneficial to the climate

Within the framework of a new project, researchers from Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen and SEGES will examine whether it is possible – by means of optimization and development of integrated grassland-arable crop rotations – to increase soil carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project is part of the climate research…

The three compound feed mixtures + control mixture (left) tested in the experiment, in which clover grass protein constitutes an increasing part of feed raw protein. The darker the colour, the higher clover content of grass protein in the compound feed. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.
Pigs in the experiment. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen

2020.02.10 | Anis

Green protein is good for pigs

Experiments carried out at Aarhus University in Foulum demonstrate that green protein extracted from clover grass is a very useful diet for pigs. This applies to both pig welfare, growth, feed utilization as well as meat quality and taste.

Photo: AU Foto

2019.11.11 | Agro

Study shows: Moderate nitrous oxide emissions from perennial grass for future bio-refineries despite high N input

Perennial crops are being considered as a new source of biomass for bio-refineries and sustainable energy. A new study from Department of Agroecology has determined the emission of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide.

Photo: Mathilde P. Coutant, AU

2019.11.17 | DCA

How to achieve the best effect of local anaesthesia when castrating piglets?

As from 1 January 2018, Danish farmers were given the opportunity to anaesthetize their piglets prior to surgical castration. The use of local anaesthesia prior to castration may seem an advantage to the piglets, but administration of the aesthetic drug is not painless, it does not cover the entire painful period post-castration, and only few…