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Positive relationships between body weight of dairy heifers and their first-lactation and accumulated three-parity lactation production
(Elsevier on behalf of the American Dairy Science Association and the Federation of Animal Science Societies, 2019-03-01)
This study investigated the relationships between body weight (BW) and milk production of 140,113 New Zealand dairy heifers. Heifers were classified into 5 breed groups: Holstein-Friesian, Holstein-Friesian crossbred, ...
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 ...
Brief communication: Urinary nitrogen excretion and water balance of dairy heifers fed cut plantain or perennial-ryegrass pastures
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2019)
The objective of our study was to quantify the effect of feeding plantain (PL) or perennial ryegrass (RG) to dairy heifers on urinary nitrogen (N) excretion and water balance. In an indoor cut-and-carry system, four Jersey ...