Effects of pair versus single housing on performance and behavior of dairy calves before and after weaning from milk.

@article{Vieira2010EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pair versus single housing on performance and behavior of dairy calves before and after weaning from milk.},
  author={A De Paula Vieira and Marina A G von Keyserlingk and Daniel M Weary},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={3079-85}
}
This experiment tested the effects of pair versus single housing on the performance and behavior of dairy calves before and after weaning. Twenty-seven Holstein calves were separated from the dam within 6h of birth, housed in individual pens for 4 d, and then assigned to either continued individual housing (n=9 calves) or pair housing (n=9 pairs). Calves had ad libitum access to starter, hay, and water via buckets. Pasteurized whole milk was fed via teat twice a day for 2h at ad libitum volumes… CONTINUE READING

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