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Cow welfare aspects in automatic milking systems

Raussi, Satu and Kaihilahti, Jutta (2004) Cow welfare aspects in automatic milking systems. In: Rønningen, Odd (Ed.) NJF Report, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (337), pp. 71-76.

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This paper deals with the aspects of cow welfare in automatic milking systems, using literature and observations from the Suitia research farm and the first Finnish private farms. The welfare of a cow is largely dependent on her stockperson, also in automatic milking systems. Cow traffic arrangements are decisive in the cow's welfare.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:cow, welfare, automatic milking systems, social behaviour
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research > Agricultural Engineering
Related Links:http://composit.dimea.se/filebank/files/20050807$213537$fil$3iI0MlJ6aF8sE6uY9Gkt.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:8497
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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