Working towards a reduction in cattle lameness: 2. Understanding dairy farmers' motivations.

@article{Leach2010WorkingTA,
  title={Working towards a reduction in cattle lameness: 2. Understanding dairy farmers' motivations.},
  author={K A Leach and Helen Rebecca Whay and Christopher Maggs and Zoe E. Barker and E S Paul and A K Bell and David C. J. Main},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={318-23}
}
Reducing lameness in dairy herds requires farmers to adapt or change existing practices or resources. Those who seek to improve animal welfare by influencing the actions of farmers need to understand farmers' motivations. To investigate why farmers see lameness as a problem and what motivates their efforts to reduce lameness, a questionnaire was carried out with 222 UK dairy farmers. Farmers considered pain and suffering for the cows to be an important outcome of lameness, but reduced… CONTINUE READING