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Relationship between social dominance and milk production of dairy cows grazing pasture
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2016-06)
The 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 ...
Stand-off pad wintering system: Effect of surface types on cow comfort and urination behaviour
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2017)
Two consecutive experiments were conducted over four weeks during winter to investigate the effect of different stand-off pad surface types on dairy cow lying behaviour, cleanness and lameness scores, and urination frequency. ...
Effects of surface type in an uncovered stand-off pad system on comfort and welfare of non-lactating dairy cows during winter
(Elsevier on behalf of International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), 2019-02-01)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of stand-off surface type on cow lying behaviour, cleanliness and lameness. One hundred and sixty Friesian × Jersey crossbreed, pregnant non-lactating dairy cows ...