Familiekudde State of the art

I.D.E. van Dixhoorn, A.G. Evers, A.P.H.M. Janssen, E.A.A. Smolders, S.F. Spoelstra, J.P. Wagenaar, C. Verwer

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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
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages63
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.268
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • animal welfare
  • dairy farming
  • animal health
  • herds
  • suckler herds

Cite this

van Dixhoorn, I. D. E., Evers, A. G., Janssen, A. P. H. M., Smolders, E. A. A., Spoelstra, S. F., Wagenaar, J. P., & Verwer, C. (2010). Familiekudde State of the art. (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research; No. 268). Lelystad: Wageningen UR Livestock Research.