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Genetic and non-genetic factors associated with milking order in lactating dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Berry, Donagh P., McCarthy, John
The ability to rapidly identify temporal deviations of an animal from its norm will be important in the management of individual cows in large herds. Furthermore, predictors of genetic merit for especially health traits are useful to augment the accuracy of selection, and thus genetic gain, in...
Avoidance-related behavioural variables and their relationship to milk yield in pasture-based dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Dodzi, Madodana S., Muchenje, Voster
The behavioural responses of Jersey, Friesland and crossbred cows to humans were determined by recording their avoidance distance scores (AD), exit speed (ES), pen score (PS), pen behaviour score (PBS), platform score (PLS), and the occurrence of kicking (KCK) and stepping (SPG) during milking in...
Personality is associated with feeding behavior and performance in dairy calves
Contributor(s):: Neave, H. W., Costa, J. H. C., Weary, D. M., von Keyserlingk, M. A. G.
Herd-level associations between human-animal relationship, management, fecal cortisol metabolites, and udder health of organic dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Ivemeyer, S., Simantke, C., Ebinghaus, A., Poulsen, P. H., Sorensen, J. T., Rousing, T., Palme, R., Knierim, U.
Responses of dams versus non-nursing cows to machine milking in terms of milk performance, behaviour and heart rate with and without additional acoustic, olfactory or manual stimulation
Contributor(s):: Zipp, Katharina A., Barth, Kerstin, Rommelfanger, Eike, Knierim, Ute
There is increasing interest in dam rearing where dairy cows are milked and nurse their calves additionally. One shortcoming in dam rearing is the impaired alveolar milk ejection, which lowers the milk yield obtainable by machine milking. In this study dams and non-nursing dairy cows were...
Effect of portion size and milk flow on the use of a milk feeder and the development of cross-sucking in dairy calves
Contributor(s):: Nielsen, Per Peetz, Jensen, Margit Bak, Halekoh, Ulrich, Lidfors, Lena
This study aimed to investigate whether reducing the milk flow and increasing the milk portion size of a computer-controlled milk feeder would lead to less cross-sucking and fewer unrewarded feeder visits in dairy calves. Five groups, each with 9 or 10 calves (n = 48), were housed in pens with...
Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Buffalo Farms
Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Serrapica, F., Braghieri, A., Masucci, F., Sabia, E., De Rosa, G.
Human-animal interaction: productive impact on the dairy herd. CommunicationInteraccion humano-animal: impacto productivo en rodeos lecheros. Comunicacion
Contributor(s):: Martinez, G. M., Suarez, V. H., Bertoni, E. A.
Positive and negative gestational handling influences placental traits and mother-offspring behavior in dairy goats
Contributor(s):: Baxter, E. M., Mulligan, J., Hall, S. A., Donbavand, J. E., Palme, R., Aldujaili, E., Zanella, A. J., Dwyer, C. M.
Dairy animals are subjected to a number of potential stressors throughout their lives, including daily interactions with humans. The quality of these interactions may have direct consequences for the animal undergoing the experience, but if such events occur during gestation it may also affect...
A prospective exploration of farm, farmer, and animal characteristics in human-animal relationships: an epidemiological survey
Contributor(s):: Roches, A. de B. des, Veissier, I., Boivin, X., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.
Human-animal relationships are essential for dairy farming. They affect work comfort and efficiency, as well as milk production. A poor human-animal relationship can result in stress and accidents to both animals and caretakers and needs to be improved. However, many studies have demonstrated the...
Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling - comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming
Contributor(s):: Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.
Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur that they perceive or remember as aversive, they may become agitated and hazardous to handle. This...
Relationship between the stockperson's attitudes and dairy productivity in Japan
Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M., Ortega, M., Anderson, T. J., Fukasawa, M., Kawahata, M., Higashiyama, Y., Komatsu, T.
Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling--Comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming
Jun 01 2017
2nd Annual Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows
Contributor(s):: L.M. Hunt
This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of...
The effect of lying motivation on cow behaviour
Contributor(s):: Norring, Marianna, Valros, Anna
Cows in dairy barns spend time standing while waiting for milking, accessing feed and entering the resting area. It has been suggested that high yielding cows may represent a trade off situation regarding eating and lying particularly in systems where there is a long waiting period before...
Unusual animal behavior preceding the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, Japan: a way to predict the approach of large earthquakes
Contributor(s):: Yamauchi, H., Uchiyama, H., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.
Unusual animal behaviors (UABs) have been observed before large earthquakes (EQs), however, their mechanisms are unclear. While information on UABs has been gathered after many EQs, few studies have focused on the ratio of emerged UABs or specific behaviors prior to EQs. On 11 March 2011, an EQ...