Animal science, Production and Welfare Division

The objective of the research is increased profitability, safe food production, employment and value creation in Norway.

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The division educate and research related to farm animal husbandry. Veterinary studies like farm animal health and farm animal nursing are important. Within farm animal production, precision livestock farming is essential, with focus on animal welfare and efficient production.

The research work contribute with knowledge about efficient feed production, grazing, optimal animal nutrition, within satisfactory animal environment to meet ethological needs. The objective is increased profitability, safe food production, employment and value creation in the whole country.

Some of our projects

EnMac

EnMac is part of a regional strategy that focuses on competence building in blue-green innovation in northern Norway and other areas of great importance to Norwegian politics and business. EnMac is based on research results from the consortium's long-term collaboration on the use of macroalgae as a feed source for ruminants.

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Zero Emission Cowshed

The aim of the ZEC project is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from cowsheds by converting CH4 to CO2 through catalytic combustion of methane produced by the cattle. Utilizing the heat of combustion for energy purposes on the farm is part of the scope.

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PROJECT CONTACT
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Grazeland

The main goal of the project is to generate new knowledge that can contribute to the optimization of grazing in dairy herds with automatic milking.


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 Head of Division


Team

Academic staff

​Name​
​Position
​Place
Hege Meldal
​Assistant Professor
​Bodø
Heidi Vollan Solvik
​Assistant Professor
​Bodø
Kjersti Selstad Utaaker
​Associate Professor

​Bodø
Ioannis Vatsos
​Associate Professor
​Bodø
​Terje Domaas Josefsen
Associate Professor
​Bodø
Geir Næss
Associate Professor
​Bodø
Margarita Novoa-Garrido
Associate Professor
​Bodø
​Courtney Waugh
Associate Professor
​Steinkjer
Ellen Marie Rosvold
Associate Professor
Steinkjer​
Prabhat Khanal
Associate Professor
Steinkjer​
​Astrid Helland
Assistant Professor
Steinkjer​
​Hege Overrein
Assistant Professor
Steinkjer​
Magnhild Oust Torske
Assistant Professor
Steinkjer​
​Inger Lise Andersen
​Professor II
Steinkjer​

Researchers / postdoctors

​Name
​Position​
Raphael Kubeba Tabase
​Postdoktor

Technical staff

​Name
​Position
​Place
Benedikte ​​Bøe
Head Engineer
​Steinkjer
Stine Mentzoni Eilertsen
​Staff Engineer
​Bodø
​Rita Dahle Kolstad
​Staff Engineer
​Bodø
​Line Kristin Grendal
​Staff Engineer
​Bodø

PhD-students

​Name
​Place
Uthpala Chandararathna
​Bodø
Ying Yen
​Bodø
Deepak Pandey
​Steinkjer
Haldis Kismul​
​Steinkjer