Do cows prefer a barn compartment with a grooved or slotted floor?

Abstract

Cow preferences for one of two compartments with different floors were tested in a barn with two symmetrical, connected compartments, each intended for 16 cows. Compartments were identical except for the floor. One floor was grooved longitudinally to the feeding barrier and the other was slotted perpendicular to that barrier. Sixteen pregnant, lactating… (More)

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@article{Stefanowska2002DoCP, title={Do cows prefer a barn compartment with a grooved or slotted floor?}, author={Justyna Stefanowska and Doaitse S. Swierstra and Joke Van den Berg and J. H. M. Metz}, journal={Journal of dairy science}, year={2002}, volume={85 1}, pages={79-88} }