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dc.contributor.authorHussein, Aimi Nabilahen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Marashdeh, Omaren
dc.contributor.authorBryant, Racheal H.en
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Granten
dc.identifier.citationHussein, A.N., Al-Marashdeh, O., Bryant, R.H., & Edwards, G.R. (2016). Relationship between social dominance and milk production of dairy cows grazing pasture. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 76, Adelaide 4-7 July 2016 (pp. 69-72). Adelaide, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Productionen
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this experiment were to study factors determining social dominance of grazing dairy cows and the relationship between social dominance and milk production under grazing systems. A total of 252 spring calving Friesian x Jersey dairy cows in three groups differing in stocking rate and herd size grazing perennial ryegrass and white clover pasture were observed for three months in early lactation to determine their dominance value. All cows ranged in age from 2 to 11 years and live weight (LW) ranged from 340 kg to 648 kg. Dominance values were determined by social interactions indicating dominance and submission between cows. Social interactions were recorded on a win and loss basis. In all three groups, the dominance value was positively correlated (P<0.05) with age (r = 0.42 to 0.65), live weight (r = 0.33 to 0.47) and milk production (r = 0.32 to 0.42), but no relationship with body condition score was found. In conclusion, older cows with higher live weight were more dominant and tended to have higher milk productionen
dc.format.extent69-72 (4)en
dc.publisherNew Zealand Society of Animal Productionen
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dc.source2016 Conference: New Zealand Society of Animal Productionen
dc.subjectsocial dominanceen
dc.subjectdominance valueen
dc.subjectmilk productionen
dc.subjectdairy cowsen
dc.titleRelationship between social dominance and milk production of dairy cows grazing pastureen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitVice Chancellor's Officeen
dc.subject.anzsrc070204 Animal Nutritionen
dc.subject.anzsrc0702 Animal Productionen
dc.relation.isPartOfProceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Productionen
pubs.notesJoint conference with ASAPen
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