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Nutzen und Kosten tiergerechter Milchviehhaltung – Versuch einer Bewertung verschiedener Laufstallsysteme anhand des Tierverhaltens und der Jahreskosten

Hörning, Bernhard (2001) Nutzen und Kosten tiergerechter Milchviehhaltung – Versuch einer Bewertung verschiedener Laufstallsysteme anhand des Tierverhaltens und der Jahreskosten. [Costs and Benefits or animal appropriate dairy cow keeping - an attempt to assess different keeping systems by animal behaviour and annual costs.] In: Reents, H.J. (Ed.) Von Leit-Bildern zu Leit-Linien. Beitr. 6. Wissenschaftstagung zum Ökologischen Landbau, Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin, pp. 111-114.

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Animal welfare versus costs? – Assessment of dairy housing systems
Animal welfare plays an important role in organic agriculture. The EEC-regulations lead to high standards: e.g. loose housing, outside yards and pasture for cattle. Loose housing systems for dairy cows mainly differ in the design of the lying area (cubicles, bedded-sloped floor, deep litter/straw yard). In this paper, animal welfare and economic aspects of these systems are confronted. Results from own behavioural observations on 40 farms and calculations of profitability are presented. With regard to most behaviour variables obser-ved, straw yards and sloped floors proved most adequate, followed by comfortable cubic-les. Traditional cubicle houses had the most adverse effects on behaviour. The same order was found for lesions. However, the economic calculations showed, that the straw yard system led to the highest costs, followed by the cubicle house with slatted floors, the sloped floor and cubicle houses with concrete passageways. Therefore, a higher welfare level will lead to higher costs, at least partially.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Haltungssysteme, Tiergerechtheit,
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Farm Animal Behaviour and Husbandry
Deposited By: Hörning, Dr. habil. Bernhard
ID Code:1199
Deposited On:29 Sep 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Der Band "Beiträge zur 6. Wissenschaftstagung zum Ökologischen Landbau". Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin) kann unter folgender Adresse bezogen werden:
Verlag Dr. Köster, Eylauer Str. 3, 10965 Berlin, Tel. 030-76403224, Fax: 030-76403227, verlag-koester@t-online.de

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