Fysieke belasting op acht melkveehouderijbedrijven : netwerkproject Noordoost Groningen

P.F.M.M. Roelofs, G.H. Kroeze, J.H. Brandsma

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On eight dairy farms, labour demand and labour efficiency were studied. In 2004, labour demand during a year was calculated using the computer model AgroWerk. To obtain detailed input data for this model the farmers recorded labour times, and all farms were visited to collect input data concerning farm size and farm equipment together with the farmers. Additionally, in 2005 AgroWerk and the ‘Meetlat Kwaliteit van de Arbeid’ (‘Labour Quality Monitor’) were used to calculate physical load of the lower back and the upper extremities for the workers on the farms. Input data were the same as used to calculate labour demand, with additional data concerning distribution of tasks over workers. To calculate the physical load, the computer model uses basic data concerning labour conditions during many tasks that can be done according to several working methods.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAgrotechnology & Food Innovations
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9789067549448
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR, Agrotechnology & Food Innovations
PublisherAgrotechnology & Food Innovations


  • physical strain
  • dairy farms
  • working conditions
  • occupational hazards
  • labour
  • farm labour

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