Feeding characteristics and rumination time of dairy cows around estrus.

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Against the background of decreasing reproduction efficiency, estrus detection is gaining increased importance. The objective of this study was to evaluate changes of feeding characteristics and rumination time in dairy cows in the days around estrus. Feeding characteristics were recorded by weighing troughs, and rumination time by acoustic sensors… (More)
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2014-8025

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