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An experiment was performed on 128 heifers (79 Holstein and 49 Normande heifers) born during four successive winters (1989-1992) and aimed at studying the effect of limiting average daily live weight gain (ADG) during two successive winters on performance and longevity when heifers first calved at...

Author(s)
Cozler, Y. le; Peccatte, J. R.; Delaby, L.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2010, 127, 1, pp 238-247
Abstract

An experiment was performed on 128 heifers (79 Holstein and 49 Normande heifers) born during four successive winters (1989-1992) and aimed at studying the effect of limiting average daily live weight gain (ADG) during two successive winters on performance and longevity when heifers first calved at...

Author(s)
Cozler, Y. le; Peccatte, J. R.; Delaby, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Livestock Science, 2010, 127, 2/3, pp 238-247
Abstract

Feet and leg problems have a major effect on the well-being and lifespan of the dairy cow and thus are economically important to the dairy farmer. Apart from approaches using genetic selection for classical traits from conformation scoring, attempts for genetic improvement can be based either on...

Author(s)
Swalve, H. H.; Floren, C.; Wensch-Dorendorf, M.; Schöpke, K.; Pijl, R.; Wimmers, K.; Brenig, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2014, 97, 1, pp 507-519
Abstract

Sixty female Holstein calves [body weight (BW)=39.5±3.76 kg] were fed a ground starter concentrate [19% crude protein, 19% neutral detergent fiber (NDF)] during the preweaning period. Furthermore, oats hay (68% NDF) was supplemented only during the postweaning period (CON) or during both pre- and...

Author(s)
Castells, L.; Bach, A.; Terré, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2015, 98, 7, pp 4748-4753
Abstract

Contentious issues in calf rearing include milk feeding practices and single versus group housing. The current study was performed on a high producing 170 Holstein cow dairy farm, to investigate the impact of nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction. Heifer calves (n=100) were allocated in...

Author(s)
Curtis, G.; Argo, C. M.; Jones, D.; Grove-White, D.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 2, pp e0191687