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Facilitating grazing for organic dairy farms with expanding herd size

Oudshoorn, Frank W. and Lauridsen, Kirstine (2014) Facilitating grazing for organic dairy farms with expanding herd size. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 183-186.

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Danish researchers have investigated the possibilities to facilitate organic dairy farms with innovative technology and design, with the aim of improving grazing and grazing management (technology for grazing).
Logistics, walking tracks, intelligent gates and individual behaviour sensors were investigated.
Best practice examples with track coverage and practical experiments with new gates and accelerometers were implemented together with monitor farms and results described.
Especially when using automatic milking systems, gates can be of help when distributing the animals among paddocks. Registration of grazing time by accelerometers can be used as decision support for dosage of supplementary feeding.
Wireless contact and automatic logging of contact data from RFID ear-tags gave information on outside time, which can be used in herd management.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > Faculty of Science and Technology
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
Deposited By: Oudshoorn, PhD Frank W.
ID Code:23763
Deposited On:28 Oct 2014 10:02
Last Modified:28 Oct 2014 10:02
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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