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Title: Cow welfare in grass based milk production systems
Authors: Boyle, Laura
Olmos, G.
Llamas Moya, S.
Palmer, M.A.
Gleeson, David E
O’Brien, Bernadette
Horan, Brendan
Berry, Donagh P.
Arkins, S.
Alonso Gómez, M.
Mee, John F
Keywords: Dairy Cow Welfare
genetic selection
Irish Economic Breeding Index (EBI)
pasture based milk production systems
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2008
Publisher: Teagasc
Citation: Boyle, L.A., Olmos, G., Llamas Moya, S., Palmer, M.A., Gleeson, D., O’Brien, B., Horan, B., Berry, D.P., Arkins, S., Alonso Gómez M., Mee, J.F., Cow welfare in grass based milk production systems, End of Project Report, Teagasc, 2008.
Series/Report no.: End of Project Reports;
Abstract: Under this project, aspects of pasture based milk production systems, namely different milking frequency and feeding strategies as well as genetic selection for improved fitness using the Irish Economic Breeding Index (EBI) were evaluated in terms of dairy cow behaviour, health, immune function and reproductive performance. Additionally, a typical Irish pasture based system was compared to one in which cows were kept indoors in cubicles and fed a total mixed ration for the duration of lactation in order to elucidate the perceived benefits of pasture based systems for dairy cow welfare.
Description: End of project report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/829
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