The effect of out-wintering pad design on the synchrony of dairy cow behavior.

Abstract

The study investigated differences in behavior synchrony of dairy cows during the winter confinement period when managed in 1 of 3 out-wintering pad (OWP) systems, or indoors in free-stall housing. There were 2 replicates of each treatment, and observations were carried out on 3 recording occasions in January and February 2006. On each recording occasion… (More)
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2007-0741

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