Weiden van biologisch melkvee = The grazing of organic dairy cows

E.A.A. Smolders, M. Plomp

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Abstract

In a questionnaire 89 farmers supplied details about farming conditions and grazing management and gave their opinions about grazing their dairy herd. Fourteen farmers with different grazing systems were interviewed about their attitude towards grazing and the way they implemented grazing in the farm. All organic dairy farmers in the Netherlands value grazing cows but circumstances limit length of the grazing period and/or number of grazing hours per day. Qualitative results are combined with animal based welfare parameters and production and fertility data of the cows.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.594
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • grazing
  • grazing time
  • grazing date
  • dairy cows
  • dairy farming
  • organic farming
  • farmers' attitudes
  • farm management
  • questionnaires

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