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Improvement of cow feed efficiency through new genetic methods can protect the environment and boost the farmer's economy. Photo: Jesper Rais

2015.03.23 | Grant, Knowledge exchange

Towards low-impact high-yielding cows

Burps, behaviour, blood and milk are some of the traits that can give us an indication of how efficient and eco-friendly a cow is. Scientists at Aarhus University are developing tools that can identify the most cost-effective cows. This will benefit the farmer’s economy and the environment.

Pigs in a pen affect each other. The group effect will therefore be included in breeding programmes with the aid of new breeding techniques. Photo: Jesper Rais

2015.03.11 | Grant

The effect of pig pen mates to be included in breeding programmes

Information about pigs' pen mates, advanced statistical models and genomic methods are some of the tools that researchers will use in a research project that aims to improve pig welfare and reduce their environmental impact.