Roiha, Ulla (2000) Evaluation of animal welfare on organic dairy farms in Finland. In: Hermansen, John E.; Lund, Vonne and Thuen, Erling (Eds.) Ecological animal husbandry in the Nordic countries : proceedings from NJF-seminar no. 303, Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming, DARCOF Report, no. 2/2000, pp. 187-196.
The evaluation of animal welfare on organic dairy farms was carried out in connection with the first Finnish research study on animal healthcare and welfare in 1996 to 1998. 26 organic dairy farms took part in the research, including 20 tie-stall barns (332 cows) and 6 loose-housing systems (209 cows). Survey visits to the farms were conducted during early spring and autumn. Housing, feeding and health data was collected.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||animal welfare, organic dairy farms, Animal needs indexes|
|Subjects:||Animal husbandry > Health and welfare|
|Research affiliation:||Finland > Univ. Helsinki > Rural Research|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2005|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:31|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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