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Project list - pigs

Research projects - pigs

Winter Feeding of Organic Sows - WIFI

 WI-FI addresses these challenges by focusing on sow nutrition to
develop winter feeding strategies. The project provides new scientific
knowledge on
1) Energy and protein requirements of outdoor sows fed two levels of dietary protein
2) Intake and utilisations of two roughage types and how these interact with sow body condition, reproduction and litter performance.  

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Project leader:  Peter K. Theil
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science and Department of Agroecology
Aarhus University, SEGES, Vestjyllands Andel.

Project period: 2020-2023   

Feed the pigs and train the enzymes prior to weaning

The purpose of FORFRA is to develop a new feeding concept for piglets that ensures weaning with optimal growth without development of diarrhea and without use of zinc oxide at medical levels and antibiotics. 

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Project leader:  Mette Skou Hedemann
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2019-2022   

Poultry and PIg Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare

The PPILOW project aims to co-construct through a multi-actor approach solutions to improve the welfare of poultry and pigs reared in organic and low-input outdoor farming systems. 

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Project partner:  Sanna Steenfeldt
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2019-2024   

Reduced stillbirth rate and piglet mortality obtained by faster farrowing

The objective is to reduce the farrowing duration and in turn the piglet mortality via fewer stillborn piglets.

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Project manager: Peter K. Theil
Institution: Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

Projektperiode: 2019-2022