The Department has, among others, the responsibility for basic and applied research in farm animals. It will contribute to the project from the following fields of research: feeding and social behaviour of dairy cows in relation to management systems and environment; milking systems and lactation physiology; animal health and welfare related to production systems, and product quality. The Department has relevant laboratory facilities and other research facilities, including a full-scale research unit for automatic milking, well equipped with automatic continuous registration of activities; amount, time and type of feed and water intake; automatic live weight recording and cow behaviour. The scientists have long-time experience in cow research related to feeding, management, health, environmental effects on cattle behaviour, milking technique and lactation physiology.
Department of animal nutrition and management,
PO Box 7024,
contact person: Prof. H. Wiktorsson