Vertooren, Judith (2006) The performance of heifers reared in a suckling system. Thesis, Wageningen UR, Biological Farming Systems Group. .
In this study the effects on the performance of heifers reared in a suckling system (suckled heifers) compared to heifers reared in a bucket system (bucket heifers) were investigated. Heifers are young dairy cows that started first lactation. Focus was on the following parameters: age and live weight at first calving, milk production, and mastitis incidence. Also, attention was given to Paratuberculosis since suckling systems might increase the risks on its occurrence.
|Thesis Type:||MSc Thesis|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry > Health and welfare|
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
|Research affiliation:|| Netherlands > Wageningen University and Research Centre WUR|
Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
|Deposited By:||Steinbuch, Luc|
|Deposited On:||24 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
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