Open day 2024

Hands-on livestock research!

Saturday, 21st September 2024 from 10:00 a.m.
until Saturday, 21st September 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

FBN Campus Dummerstorf
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

The Research Institute of Farm Animal Biology (FBN) in Dummerstorf near Rostock stands for responsible livestock farming of the future as part of sustainable agriculture. Around 300 employees from science, technology, laboratory, stable management and administration conduct research on and with animals on topics such as biodiversity, sustainable resource utilisation, animal welfare and animal health.

The FBN opens its doors on 21 September 2024. Under the motto "Hands-on livestock research", visitors will gain an insight into the world of research. In exciting lectures, experiments and puzzles or during visits to the barn, we impart knowledge about the life of and with farm animals.

Preliminary programme items:

  • Guided tours of the pig and cattle barn, as well as the animal technology centre (central veterinary medicine and research centre)
  • Presentations by FBN scientists on topics relating to climate change, behaviour, alternative protein sources and genetics
  • Continuous presentations on topics such as
    • Training/studies/careers at the FBN
    • The FBN as an extracurricular learning centre
    • Understanding animal experiments
    • Learning on the goat monitor
    • The mood in the voice
    • Cultivated meat
    • Insects as feed and food
    • Methane and cows
    • Fish larvae and aquaculture
    • GLC measurement (glucose oxidation from dietary carbohydrates)
    • Rumen microorganisms under the microscope
    • How saliva and hair reveal our stress
    • How do you get cortisol out of the hair?
    • From the egg cell to the embryo

  • Entertainment:
    • Quiz - knowledge safari with small prizes
    • Dummerstorf fire brigade: water spraying and bouncy games
    • Bouncy castle

  • Varied supply of food and drinks

The open day at the FBN will take place in 2024 together with the park festival in Dummerstorf.