Effects of milking frequency on lying down and getting up behaviour in dairy cows.

@article{sterman2001EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of milking frequency on lying down and getting up behaviour in dairy cows.},
  author={{\"O}sterman and Redbo},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  year={2001},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={167-176}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate if cows milked twice per day have more difficulty lying down and getting up and spend less time lying than cows milked three times per day. Seventeen cows of the Swedish Red and White Cattle Breed were studied, seven of which were milked twice daily (2M) and ten were milked three times (3M) daily. They were kept in individual cubicles, that were closed in the rear end with a rope. They had free access to a mixture of silage, hay and concentrate… CONTINUE READING

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