Technical note: Validation of a system for monitoring individual feeding behavior and individual feed intake in dairy cattle.

@article{Chizzotti2015TechnicalNV,
  title={Technical note: Validation of a system for monitoring individual feeding behavior and individual feed intake in dairy cattle.},
  author={M{\'a}rio Luiz Chizzotti and Fernanda Samarini Machado and Eriton Egidio Lisboa Valente and Luiz Gustavo Ribeiro Pereira and Mariana Magalh{\~a}es Campos and Thierry Ribeiro Tomich and Sandra Gesteira Coelho and Mateus Ribas},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2015},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={3438-42}
}
The objective of this study was to validate an electronic system for monitoring individual feeding behavior and feed intake (Intergado Ltd., Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil) in freestall-housed dairy cattle. No data have been published that validate either the behavioral measurement or the feed intake of this system. Feeding behavior data were recorded for 12 Holstein cows over 5d using an Intergado system and time-lapse video. The cows were fitted with an ear tag containing a unique passive… CONTINUE READING
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