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Wagenaar, J. and J. Langhout. 2006. Rearing calves with cows: Nature works! Louis Bolk Instituut, Driebergen. 12 p.

Number of pages: 12

Type of document: Brochure

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Jan-Paul Wagenaar MSc.


Language of document: English

Title in English: Rearing calves with cows: Nature works!

Abstract / summary in English:

One of the objectives of the research project “Cows with calves ” is to develop a rearing method that gives the natural bond between mother cow and calf a function.At the same time the rearing method also needs to be financially and practically viable.In order to assess the applicability of rearing cows with calves a wide range of parameters was monitored:liveweight development of calves,behaviour of animals that suckle or suckled as a calf,milk production,calf milk consumption and animal health. These data and experiences were used to try and define the best conditions for rearing cows with calves.