Human-cow interactions: production effects
Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Behaviour of cows towards herdsmen is reviewed, with reference to fear memory formation; place-specific fear; introducing heifers to the milking parlour; effect of veterinary treatment; memory; locking of stanchions and stress.
The influence of the human-animal interaction in the milking parlour on the behaviour, heart-rate and milk yield of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Knierim, U., Waran, N. K.
This study addressed questions regarding the quality of human-cow interactions in the modern milking parlour, and whether in this situation cows still react differently to different milkers.
Evaluation of the relationship between milkers and dairy cows and its effect on animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Salaberry, X., Huertas, S., Cesar, D., Piaggio, L., Gil, A.
Animal fear towards people can be very stressful, making animal handling difficult and dangerous. The way animals are handled, absence of food, milking parlour conditions and presence of human beings constitute a special stimulus to the animal. If it is positive, fear diminishes and the capacity...
Animal health and welfare aspects in organic dairy production systems - experienced practice during conversion to organic farming. (DARCOF Report No. 2)
Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M., Thamsborg, S. M., Kristensen, E. S.
A synthesis of knowledge project was carried out during the late summer 1998 to June 1999 with the objectives to describe the conversion to organic farming as experienced by people connected to the dairy herd (the farmers themselves, their veterinarians and agricultural advisors). Special focus...