I work with research, education, communication and cooperation concerning sustainable animal production systems, with focus on animal welfare, breeding and production. I am Senior Lecture in Animal Welfare and Associate Professor in Animal Production Systems.
Education and degrees
M.Sc. in Biology (Animal science), and ‘Agronomexamen’, SLU (2002). Master thesis “Fear and aggression in gilts as predictors of maternal ability”.
PhD in Animal science, Dept. of Animal breeding and genetics, SLU (2009). PhD thesis “Pigs for organic production – studies of sow behaviour, piglet production and GxE interactions for performance”.
PostDoc education with Prof. Keeling at the Dept. of Animal Environment and Health, SLU on the subject “Tail biting in pigs”. 2009-2011.
Associate Professor in “Animal production systems”, VH-faculty, SLU, 2016
2017 Sep Senior Lecturer in Animal Welfare
2011-2017 Aug Researcher, permanent position at the Dept. of Animal breeding and genetics, SLU
2009-2011 50 % Researcher at the Dept. of Animal breeding and genetics, SLU and 50 % PostDoc at the Dept. of Animal environment and health, SLU.
2003-2009 PhD student at the Dept. of Animal breeding and genetics, SLU. Partly on parental leave from March to Dec. 2004 and from June 2006 to Dec. 2007, in total 24 month.
2002 Nov-2003 Research assistant at the Dept. of Animal breeding and genetics, SLU
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.
Wallenbeck, A., Rydhmer, L. and Thodberg, K. 2008. Maternal behaviour and performance in first parity outdoor sows. Livestock Science, 116, 216-222.
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.
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.
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
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
Wallenbeck, A., Ahlman, T, Rydhmer, L. and Röcklinsberg, H. 2013. Farmers’ views on the impact of breeding traits on animal welfare, productivity and environment. The ethics of consumption – the citizen, the market and the law. EurSafe. 215-220.
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. J. Anim. Sci. 91: 2879-2884.
Presto, M., Rundgren, M., Wallenbeck, A. 2013. Inclusion of grass/clover silage in the diet of growing/finishing pigs - Influence on pig time budgets and social behaviour. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section a-Animal Science 63, 84-92.
Ahlman, T., Ljung, M., Rydhmer, L., Röcklinsberg, H., Strandberg, E., Wallenbeck, A. 2014. Differences in preferences for breeding traits between organic and conventional dairy producers in Sweden. Livestock Science 162, 5-14.
Spangenberg, E., Wallenbeck, A., Eklöf, A.-C., Carlstedt-Duke, J., Tjäder, S. 2014. Housing breeding mice in three different IVC systems: maternal performance and pup development. Laboratory Animals 48, 193-206.
Wallenbeck, A., Rundgren, M., Presto, M. 2014. Inclusion of grass/clover silage in diets to growing/finishing pigs – influence on performance and carcass quality. Acta Agri Scand A Animal Sci. 64(3),145-153.
Bergqvist, A-S., Forsberg, F., Eliasson, C., Wallenbeck, A. 2015. Individual identification of pigs during rearing and at slaughter using microchips. Livestock Science. 180. 233-236
Wallenbeck, A., Rydhmer, L., Röcklinsberg, H., Ljung, M., Strandberg, E., Ahlman, T. 2016. Preferences for pig breeding goals among organic and conventional farmers in Sweden. Organic Agriculture, 6(3), 171-182.
Zoric, M., Schmidt, U., Wallenbeck, A., & Wallgren, P. 2016. Lameness in piglets – should pain killers be included at treatment? Porcine Health Management, 2, Porcine Health Management, 2016, Vol.2.
Thomsson, O., Sjunnesson, Y., Magnusson, U., Eliasson-Selling, L., Wallenbeck, A. & Bergqvist, A.S. 2017. Consequences for Piglet Performance of Group Housing Lactating Sows at One, Two, or Three Weeks Post-Farrowing." PLoS ONE 11, no. 6, E0156581.
Wallenbeck, A., Wilhelmsson, S., Jönsson, L., Gunnarsson, S., 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 66, no. 3 (2016): 168-76.
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.. 2017. Modification of human-broiler relationship and the effect on production. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica A: Animal Sciences 66, no. 3 (2017): 1-7.