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Separation and weaning of calves reared in cow-calf contact systems (ProYoungStock - Practice abstract)

{Tool} Separation and weaning of calves reared in cow-calf contact systems (ProYoungStock - Practice abstract). [Trennen und Absetzen von Kälbern in der kuhgebundenen Aufzucht.] Creator(s): Schneider, Claudia; Bieber, Anna; Spengler Neff, Anet and Ivemeyer, Silvia. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. CORE Organic Practice Abstracts. (2021)

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Summary

This ProYoungStock Practice Abstract gives practical recommendations for gradual separation and weaning of calves, which will help to keep the stress for animals and humans as low as possible, to prevent weight losses of calves and milk ejection problems in cows.


Summary translation

Dieser ProYoungStock-Practice Abstract gibt praktische Empfehlungen für eine schrittweise Gestaltung von Trennung und Absetzen von Kälbern in der kuhgebundenen Aufzucht. Diese soll dazu beitragen, den Stress für Tier und Mensch so gering wie möglich zu halten und Gewichtseinbußen der Kälber und Milchabgabestörungen bei Kühen vorzubeugen.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Recently, the number of dairy farms practicing cow-calf-contact-systems for several weeks/ months is increasing. This late separation of cow and calf can cause stress and therefore asks for specific strategies, because the natural weaning age would not be earlier than 8-10 months.
What solution does the tool offer?:Separation and weaning of calf and cow should be done step by step and not earlier than 3 months after birth. Changes should not be abrupt.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Dairy farms, cattle husbandry, organic, natural weaning of calves, cow-calf contact, animal health, animal welfare, separation of calves
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
weaning
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15291
English
calves
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1219
English
animal agriculture -> animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
English
animal behaviour
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8811
English
animal domestication
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36517
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
English
livestock
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4397
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
livestock farms
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25247
English
livestock management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16093
English
cows
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1939
English
dairy cattle
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2108
English
dairy farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_68bf28f2
English
dairy farms
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34762
English
dairy industry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2111
English
dairy production -> milk production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4829
English
milk production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4829
English
separation -> separating
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6973
English
animal housing
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_432
English
animal housing systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_0883a013
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal husbandry methods
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_433
English
cattle
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1391
English
cattle housing -> cattle sheds
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1392
English
cattle milk -> cow milk
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16080
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Farming Systems
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > ProYoungStock
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Cattle
France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM
Italy > Univ. Catania
Poland
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Slovenia
Germany > University of Kassel
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727495
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/42549, https://www.proyoungstock.net/, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1477918462639063043, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/409482317631075
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Gernert, Maria
ID Code:42549
Deposited On:13 Oct 2021 08:06
Last Modified:07 Jan 2022 13:36
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished

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