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Can early handling of suckler beef calves reduce their timidity towards humans?

Probst, Johanna K.; Hillmann, Edna; Leiber, Florian; Kreuzer, Michael and Spengler Neff, Anet (2011) Can early handling of suckler beef calves reduce their timidity towards humans? In: Widowski, Tina; Lawlis, Penny and Sheppard, Kimberly (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands, p. 67.

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In herds of suckler beef cows the relationship between humans and animals is an important issue concerning animal handling.
Unlike dairy cow herds, suckler beef herds are less used to close contact with humans. Due to low management input animals
may be difficult to handle during treatments like medical care, routine handling or at slaughter house.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Tierhaltung, Transport und Schlachtung, Kälberhandling, Mensch-Tier-Beziehung, Mutterkuh, animal handling, suckler, sustainability assessment
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Switzerland > ETHZ - Agrarwissenschaften
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/animal-husbandry.html
Deposited By: Probst, Johanna
ID Code:20791
Deposited On:25 Apr 2012 20:44
Last Modified:17 Apr 2015 10:26
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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