Anna Wallenbeck

Anna Wallenbeck
Jag arbetar med forskning, undervisning och samverkan relaterat till hållbara djurproduktionssystem med fokus på djurvälfärd, avel och produktion. Jag är Universitetslektor i ämnet Djurskydd och Docent i ämnet Djurproduktionssystem.


Jag arbetar med forskning, undervisning och samverkan relaterat till hållbara djurproduktionssystem med fokus på djurvälfärd, avel och produktion. Jag är Universitetslektor i ämnet Djurskydd och Docent i ämnet Djurproduktionssystem.


Utbildning och examina

Magister i biologi (Husdjursvetenskap) och Agronomexamen, SLU (2002). Examensarbete: “Fear and aggression in gilts as predictors of maternal ability”.
AgrDr i husdjursvetenskap, Institutionen för Husdjursgenetik, SLU (2009). Doktorsavhandling: “Pigs for organic production – studies of sow behaviour, piglet production and GxE interactions for performance”.
PostDoc med Prof. Keeling vid Institutionen för Husdjurens miljö och hälsa, SLU på området ”Svansbitning hos gris”, 2009-2011.
Docent i ämnet ”Djurproduktionssystem”, VH-fak, SLU, 2016.


2017 sep-              Universitetslektor i djurskydd, Inst. För Husdjurens Miljö och Hälsa, SLU.

2011-2017 aug    Forskare vid Inst. för Husdjursgenetik, SLU. 

2009-2011            50 % Forskare vid Inst. för Husdjursgenetik och 50 % PostDoc vid Inst. för Husdjurens miljö och hälsa, SLU.

2003-2009            Doktorand vid Inst. för Husdjursgenetik, SLU. Delvis föräldraledig Mars till Dec. 2004 och Juni 2006 till Dec. 2007, totalt 24 månader.

2002 Nov-2003    Forsknings assistent vid Inst. för Husdjursgenetik, SLU.


Publikationer i urval

Åkerfeldt, M., Holmström, S., Wallenbeck, A. Ivarsson, E. 2020. Inclusion of intensively manipulated silage in total mixed ration to growing pigs – influence on silage consumption, nutrient digestibility and pig behaviour, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A — Animal Science, 68:4, 190-201, DOI: 10.1080/09064702.2020.1725104

Eriksson, S., Gullstrand, P., Fikse, F., Johnsson, K., Eriksson, J.-Å., Stålhammar, H., Wallenbeck, A., Hessle, A. 2020. Beef breed sires used for crossbreeding with Swedish dairy cows - calving performance and carcass traits. Livestock Science, 232,


Wallgren, T. Lundeheim, N, Wallenbeck, A., Westin, R., and Gunnarsson, S. 2019. Rearing pigs with intact tails ‐ experiences and practical solutions in Sweden. Animals 2019, 9(10), 812;


Keeling, L., H. Tunón, G. Olmos Antillón, C. Berg, M. Jones, L. Stuardo, J. Swanson, A. Wallenbeck, C. Winckler, and H. Blokhuis. 2019. Animal Welfare and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Frontiers in veterinary science 6(336)(Original Research) doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00336


Bieber, A., Wallenbeck, A., Leiber, L., Spengler Neff, A., Simantke, C., Knierim, U. and Ivemeyer, I. 2019. Comparison of performance, fertility and health traits in local and commercial dairy cattle breeds under organic production conditions in two countries. Animal. DOI: 10.1017/S1751731119001964


Wallenbeck, A., Eliasson, C., Lundeheim, N., Nilsson, K. 2019. Clinical leg health, growth and carcass characteristics in growing-finishing pigs of two different genotypes reared in Swedish commercial organically certified herds. Organic Agriculture. DOI: 10.1007/s13165-019-00260-8


Skjerve, T. Grova, L., Slagboom, M, Rydhmer, L., Eriksson, S. Kargo, M., Wallenbeck, A. 2019. Norwegian dairy farmers’ preference for breeding goal traits. Accepted by Acta Agri sec A.


Bieber, A., Wallenbeck, A., Gullstrand, P, Fuerst-Waltl, B., Winckler, C., J. Walczak, P. Wójcik, V., Leiber, F., Spengler, A. 2019. Comparison of production level, fertility and health associated traits in local and commercial dairy cattle breeds under organic production conditions in Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Sweden. J. Dairy Sci. 102:5330–5341.


Wilhelmsson, S., Yngvesson, J., Jönsson, L., Gunnarsson, S., Wallenbeck, A. 2018. Welfare quality® assessment of a fast and a slower growing broiler hybrid, reared until 10 weeks and fed low-protein, high-protein or mussel-meal diets. Livestock Science.


Slagboom, M., Wallenbeck, A., Hjorto, L., Sorensen, C., Rydhmer, L.,Thomasen. J., Kargo, M. 2018. Simulating consequences of choosing a breeding goal for organic dairy production. Journal of Dairy Science.


Wallenbeck, A. Rousing, T. Sørensen, J.T., Bieber, A., Spengler Neff, A., Fuerst-Waltl, B., Winckler, C., Pfeiffer, C., Steininger, F., Simantke, C., March, S.,. Brinkmann, J., Walczak, J., Wójcik, P., Ribikauskas, V.,Wilhelmsson, S., Skjerve, T., Ivemeyer, S. 2018. Characteristics of organic dairy major farm types in seven European countries. Organic Agriculture.


Yngvesson, J., Wedin, M., Gunnarsson, S., Jönsson, L-, Blokhuis, H., Wallenbeck, A. 2018. Let me sleep! - Welfare of broilers (Gallus gallus domesticus) with disrupted resting behavior. Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A Animal Science.


Åkerfeldt, M., Nihlstrand, J., Neil, M. Lundeheim, N., Andersson, H.K., Wallenbeck, A. 2018. Chicory and red clover silage in diets to finishing pigs - influence on performance, time budgets and social interactions. Organic Agriculture.


Röös, E., Mie, A., Wivstad, M, Salomon, E., Johansson, B, Gunnarsson. S., Wallenbeck, A., Hoffmann, R., Nilsson, U.,Sundberg, C. and Watson, C.A.  2018. Risks and opportunities of increasing yields in organic farming. A review. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 38: 14.


Wallenbeck, A., Wilhelmsson, S., Jönsson, L., Gunnarsson, S. and Yngvesson, J. 2017. Behaviour in one fast-growing and one slower-growing broiler (Gallus gallus domesticus) hybrid fed a high or low protein diet during a 10-week rearing period. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A Animal Science.


Rezaei, M., Yngvesson, J., Gunnarsson, S., Jönsson and Wallenbeck, A. 2017. Feed efficiency, growth performance and carcass characteristics of a fast and a slower growing broiler hybrid fed low- or high-protein organic diets. Organic Agriculture. DOI: 10.1007/s13165-017-0178-6.


Silvera, A. M., Wallenbeck, A., Butterworth, A. and Blokhuis, H.J. 2016. Modification of the human–broiler relationship and its potential effects on production. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A Animal Science, 66:3, 161-167, DOI: 10.1080/09064702.2017.1286379


Thomsson, O., Sjunnesson, Y., Magnusson, U., Eliasson-Selling, L., Wallenbeck, A. and  Bergqvist, A-S. 2016. Consequences on Piglet Performance of Group Housing Lactating Sows at One, Two, or Three Weeks Post-Farrowing. PlosOne. C


Zoric, M., Schmidt, U., Wallenbeck, A. and Wallgren, P. 2016. Efficacy of NSAIDs in treatments of lame piglets. Porcine Health Management. DOI 10.1186/s40813-016-0022-5. C


Wallenbeck, A., Rydhmer, L. Röcklinsberg, H., Ljung, M., Strandberg, E. and Ahlman, T. 2016. Preferences for pig breeding goals among organic and conventional farmers in Sweden. Organic Agriculture. DOI 10.1007/s13165-015-0125-3. A*


Bergqvist, A-S., Forsberg, F., Eliasson, C. and Wallenbeck, A. 2015. Individual identification of pigs during rearing and at slaughter using microchips. Livestock Science. 180. DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2015.06.025.


Wallenbeck, A., Rundgren, M. and Presto, M. 2014. Inclusion of grass/clover silage in diets of growing/finishing pigs – influence on performance and carcass quality. Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A Animal Science 64(3),145-153.


Spangenberg, E., Wallenbeck, A., Eklöf, A.-C., Carlstedt-Duke, J. and Tjäder, S. 2014. Housing breeding mice in three different IVC systems: maternal performance and pup development. Laboratory Animals 48, 193-206. DOI: 10.1177/0023677214531569


Ahlman, T., Ljung, M., Rydhmer, L., Röcklinsberg, H., Strandberg, E. and Wallenbeck, A. 2014. Differences in preferences for breeding traits between organic and conventional dairy producers in Sweden. Livestock Science 162, 5-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2013.12.014


Presto, M., Rundgren, M. and Wallenbeck, A. 2013. Inclusion of grass/clover silage in diets to growing/finishing pigs – influence on pigs’ time budgets and social behavior. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section a-Animal Science 63, 84-92.


Wallenbeck, A. and Keeling, L. 2013. Using data from electronic feeders on visit frequency and feed consumption to indicate tail biting outbreaks in commercial pig production. Journal of Animal Science 91, 2879-2884.


Keeling, L., Wallenbeck, A., Larsen, A. and Holmgren, N. 2012. Scoring tail damage in pigs: an evaluation based on recordings at Swedish slaughterhouses. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2012, 54:32.


Brunberg, E., Wallenbeck, A. and Keeling, L.J. 2011. Tail biting in fattening pigs: Associations between frequency of tail biting and other abnormal behaviours. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 133, 18-25.


Wallenbeck, A., Rydhmer, L and Lundeheim, N. 2009. GxE interactions for growth and carcass leanness: Re-ranking of boars in organic and conventional pig production. Livestock Science. 123, 154–160. (Included in PhD thesis)


Wallenbeck, A., Gustafson, G. and Rydhmer, L. 2009. Sow performance and maternal behaviour in organic and conventional herds. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A – Animal Science. 59: 181-191. (Included in PhD thesis)


Wallenbeck, A., Rydhmer, L. and Thodberg, K. 2008. Maternal behaviour and performance in first parity outdoor sows. Livestock Science, 116, 216-222. (Included in PhD thesis)


Hultén, F., Wallenbeck, A. and Rydhmer, L. 2006. Ovarian Activity and Oestrous Signs among Group-Housed, Lactating Sows: Influence of Behaviour, Environment and Production. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 41, 448-454.



Universitetslektor vid Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa; Avdelningen för miljö, omsorg och djurhälsa
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