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Nurse cow dairy system to promote calf health and welfare

{Tool} Nurse cow dairy system to promote calf health and welfare. Creator(s): Bareille, Nathalie; Brunet, Laurent; Constancis, Caroline and Hellec, Florence. Issuing Organisation(s): INRAE BIOEPAR, INRAE ASTER. (2021)

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This practical abstract explains the phases of calf rearing from birth to separation from their nurse, and the points of attention to respect their health

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:The organic principles strongly encourage more natural rearing conditions for dairy cows, including access to outdoors and young-adult contact, and this is also what citizens expect.
What solution does the tool offer?:Implementing calf-nurse cow rearing systems. Nurse cows are coming from the dairy herd, and dedicated to rear 2-3 calves. Calves-nurse cows herd is on pasture during a long grazing period.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Dairy cows; Dairy heifers; nurse cow system; rearing management
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > GrazyDaiSy
France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
France > ENV Nantes
Deposited By: Bareille, Prof Nathalie
ID Code:42832
Deposited On:03 Dec 2021 08:27
Last Modified:03 Dec 2021 08:27
Document Language:English

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