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Rearing calves with cows: Nature works!

Wageninaar, Jan-Paul and Langhout, Jos (2006) Rearing calves with cows: Nature works! LBI Publications, no. LV60E. Louis Bolk Instituut.

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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.


EPrint Type:Book
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
ID Code:9422
Deposited On:24 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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