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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- animal welfare
- dairy farming
- animal health
- suckler herds
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.