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Record number 390386
Title Familiekudde State of the art
Author(s) Dixhoorn, I.D.E. van; Evers, A.G.; Janssen, A.P.H.M.; Smolders, E.A.A.; Spoelstra, S.F.; Wagenaar, J.P.; Verwer, C.
Source Lelystad : Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research 268) - 63
Department(s) LR - Backoffice
Livestock Research
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) dierenwelzijn - melkveehouderij - diergezondheid - kuddes (herds) - zoogkoeienkuddes - animal welfare - dairy farming - animal health - herds - suckler herds
Categories Animal Health and Welfare
Abstract The “Familiekudde” [“Family herd”] is based on the cow’s needs. It offers a natural living environment to cattle by working with stable herds, leaving calves with their mothers, and not dehorning them. In Familiekudde State-ofthe- Art we assess on the basis of scientific knowledge what the consequences are of keeping a Familiekudde in practice and how to deal with expected bottlenecks
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