Sustainability aspects of ten bedded pack dairy barns in The Netherlands

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A bedded pack barn is a different type of housing for dairy cows compared to the common free stall barns with cubicles and slatted concrete floors with slurry storage underneath (reference system). A bedded pack barn presumably has a different impact on the sustainability aspects economics, animal welfare, milk quality, manure quality and environment. In the present study we have investigated these sustainability aspects on 10 bedded pack barns in the Netherlands.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages80
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research report
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research


  • barns
  • dairy farming
  • sustainable animal husbandry
  • cow housing
  • livestock economics
  • animal welfare
  • milk quality
  • cattle manure
  • agriculture and environment
  • cattle husbandry

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