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Following a short description of the term animal welfare and natural behaviour in semi domesticated cattle, factors influencing the welfare of cattle are discussed. Cows and heifers prefer to lie down 10-12 hours per day, and have a strong preference for soft beddings. Access to pasture gives the...

Grøndahl, A. M.; Johnsen, J. F.; Ellingsen, K.; Halvorsen, I.; Mejdell, C. M.
Den Norske Veterinærforening, Oslo, Norway
Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 2011, 123, 9, pp 549-558

During radio telemetry studies of domestic sheep on open forested ranges in Hedmark County in southeastern Norway, several examples of extremely extensive ranging, either by individual sheep introduced into established flocks or by flocks turned onto unfamiliar ranges, have been recorded. In one...

Warren, J. T.; Mysterud, I.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1993, 38, 1, pp 67-73