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We've heard it before, cows are agriculture's big climate sinners, but what if you could reduce methane emissions by making them graze on fields with tannin-rich plants? A researcher from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been awarded a prestigious Sapere Aude grant to investigate just that.
Deadline for application is 18 December 2022. We look forward to receiving your application.
PhD student Wenji Wang from Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences will have his defence on Friday 25 Nomember 2022 at 10.00 in the auditorium at Research Centre Foulum, AU Viborg.
The No Methane project led by professor Mette Olaf Nielsen from the Department of Animal- and Veterinary Sciences at Aarhus University and the product X, are shortlisted for “Visionary and Pioneering Concepts” at EuroTier - being held in Hannover, Germany, 15.-18. November 2022.
By keeping your dairy herd healthy and preventing disease, it will reduce CO2 emissions and increase revenue. According to professor Søren Østergaard, research project manager, many farmers underestimate the consequences of disease in their herd, thereby losing the value of preventing ailments such as mastitis and hoof disorders.
A group of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration’s collaborators in Vietnam has visited AU Viborg – Research Centre Foulum.
Following the decision that AU Viborg - Research Centre Foulum will be hosting the three new study programmes - Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science and Agrobiology - the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University has been busy. The reason for this is that it plays a key role in the establishment of the new study programmes. The department has now also changed its name to the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ANIVET) and implemented a reorganisation.
In northern sub-Saharan Africa the future for dairy products from cattle is bleak. With climate change the temperature will rise and grass will wither. Without grass no cows, and without cows no milk, unless farmers shift from cattle herds to mixed herds of cattle, goats and camels. According to new research mixed herding will result in higher milk production, less inputs of water and feed as well as lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Aarhus University leads a new GUDP project (KlimaKS) which will contribute with new tools to help the farmer in his efforts to prevent health problems in dairy cows. This will be beneficial to the cows’ welfare, the farmer’s economy and not least the climate.
Aarhus University is one of the partners in an EU project, R4D (Resilience for Dairy), aiming at contributing to the social, economic and environmental development of European milk production.
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Professor Martin Riis Weisbjerg
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
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