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Foster cows and calves in co-grazing systems in Norway

{Tool} Foster cows and calves in co-grazing systems in Norway. Creator(s): Sørheim, Kristin and Johanssen, Juni Rosann E.. Issuing Organisation(s): Norwegian Centre of Organic Agriculture. (2021)

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Summary

Each nursing cow can have 2-4 calves, and they suckle until they are 3-4 months of age. Some farmers allow suckling up to 6 months. The nursing cows are selected for caring ability and are often cows with udders not fit for the AMS.
It is important that the calves get enough colostrum during the first few hours. If necessarily give them at least 4 litres x 2 within the first 12 hours by a stomach tube.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Early separation of the calves is debated, and it is important to find practical solutions to cow-calf contact in co-grazing systems.
What solution does the tool offer?:We share recommendations for nursing systems from farmers and from an experiment on a farm in the Middle of Norway.
Country:Norway
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:cattle, calves, animal welfare, grazing, GrazyDaisy
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
cattle
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1391
English
calves
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1219
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
grazing
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25243
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > GrazyDaiSy
Norway > NORSØK - Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Sørheim, Kristin Marie
ID Code:42819
Deposited On:17 Dec 2021 15:37
Last Modified:22 Dec 2021 07:23
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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