Effects of providing total mixed rations indoors and on pasture on the behavior of lactating dairy cattle and their preference to be indoors or on pasture.

@article{Charlton2011EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of providing total mixed rations indoors and on pasture on the behavior of lactating dairy cattle and their preference to be indoors or on pasture.},
  author={G L Charlton and Sophie Rutter and Martyn East and L A Sinclair},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={
          3875-84
        }
}
Grazing is considered a normal behavior for dairy cattle, although they may not be able to meet their nutritional requirements from grazing alone, and so to sustain higher yields requires access to a total mixed ration (TMR). The study aim was to provide dairy cows with access to TMR indoors and on pasture to establish influence on behavior and preference for each location. The study took place from August to November, 2009, using 36 late-lactation Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. The cows were… CONTINUE READING

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