Cattle Crossroads

Researching Danish livestock production for the future

This project explores ways to envision and generate a new research basis for a future green livestock production in Denmark. Merging anthropology with veterinary and animal science, the aim is to identify and proactively repurpose the theoretical and practical knowledge that conditions Danish cattle production.

Through collaborative interdisciplinary fieldwork Cattle Crossroads focuses on the knowledge junctions where scientific, theoretical and practical choices are made about how to produce cattle in a green future. Exploring how knowledge about livestock production is articulated, codified, practiced, contested, funded and shared among different professionals in the field, the project will build a capacity to navigate the crossroads that animal production spurs in an era of climate change and spark a renewed debate about de-growth, as is appropriate for the Earth’s finite resource conditions.

This project is a collaboration between the Saxo Institute (Faculty of Humanities) and the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences).











Ole Panduro, owner of Kollemosegaard, Tølløse

Annika Norman Andersen, conservation specialist, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UCPH


























Name Title Phone E-mail
Brichet, Nathalia Associate Professor +4535337814 E-mail
Brieghel, Signe Skjoldborg Teaching Associate Professor +4535331497 E-mail
Eriksson, Kari Bækgaard PhD Fellow +4535327185 E-mail
Hastrup, Frida Associate Professor - Promotion Programme +4551298963 E-mail
Nielsen, Camilla Kirketerp Assistant Professor +4527143148 E-mail
Nielsen, Liza Rosenbaum Professor +4535333015 E-mail