Wageninaar, Jan-Paul and Langhout, Jos (2006) Rearing calves with cows: Nature works! LBI Publications, no. LV60E. Louis Bolk Instituut.
One of the objectives of the research project "Cows with calves" ('Kalveren bij de Koe') is to develop a rearing method that gives the natural bond between mother cow and calf a function. At the same time the rearing method also needs to be ﬁnancially and practically viable. In order to assess the applicability of rearing cows with calves a wide range of parameters was monitored: liveweight development of calves, behaviour of animals that suckle or suckled as a calf, milk production, calf milk consumption and animal health. These data and experiences were used to try and deﬁne the best conditions for rearing cows with calves.
|Keywords:||rearing, calves, animal welfare|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry > Health and welfare|
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
|Research affiliation:||Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute|
|Deposited By:||Steinbuch, Luc|
|Deposited On:||24 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
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