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The performance of heifers reared in a suckling system

Vertooren, Judith (2006) The performance of heifers reared in a suckling system. Thesis, Wageningen UR, Biological Farming Systems Group. .

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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.


EPrint Type:Thesis
Thesis Type:MSc Thesis
Keywords:suckling system
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
ID Code:9833
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Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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