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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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
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


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

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