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Record number 541726
Title Long-lived cows
Author(s) Goselink, R.M.A.; Zijlstra, J.
Source Long-lived cows, Wageingen World 4 p.26-27, 2014-12-01, Hans Wolkers,
Department(s) Animal Nutrition
Livestock & Environment
Publication type Media appearance
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) animal welfare - animal production - dairy cattle - animal health - lifespan
Categories Animal Health and Welfare
About Dairy cows usually go for slaughter after about six years. They are often put down for health reasons, but with the right approach they could have at least two more years of life. Which is good for the cow’s welfare, for profit margins, and for the environment.
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