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Slatted concrete floors are commonly used in dairy barns for aisles, feeding and waiting areas. Maximum slot opening in Sweden is 35 mm with a maximum of 28% opening area for adult cattle in order to provide the adequate claw support. The construction of the slats has to consider this together with ...

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Ardö, H.; Guzhva, O.; Nilsson, M.; Herlin, A.
Publisher
Organising Committee, CIGR 2016, Aarhus, Denmark
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CIGR-AgEng Conference, 26-29 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark. Abstracts and Full papers, 2016, pp 1-7
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Grassland plays an important role in mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector by sinking carbon (Soussana et al., 2010). Thus, grazing is often essential for maintenance of grassland. Furthermore, grazing has demonstrated positive effects on animal welfare,...

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Lessire, F.; Scohier, C.; Kristensen, T.; Reding, R.; Lioy, R.; Reuter, W.; Elias, E.; Dufrasne, I.
Publisher
Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Fermoy, Irish Republic
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Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands. Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Cork, Ireland, 17-21 June 2018, 2018, pp 619-621
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This article describes a new housing system for rearing of calves and cattle developed by a Swedish company, the Moving Floor. Focus is given on automated cleaning, technical set-up, operation, animal health evaluation, suitability of bedding materials, function and software use, power consumption...

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Huber, G.
Publisher
Lehr- und Forschungszentrum für Wein und Ostbau, Klosterneuburg, Austria
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Bautagung Raumberg-Gumpenstein 2013. Neue Techniken - Neue Herausforderungen, 15-16 May 2013, Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria, 2013, pp 9-14
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Claw and foot disorders causing lameness are among the major culling reasons in dairy cattle around the world and play a significant role in farm profitability and compromised animal welfare. In recent years, several countries have started routine recording of claw health data. Documentation of...

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Christen, M.; Bergsten, C.; Burgstaller, J.; Capion, N.; Charfeddine, N.; Clarke, J.; Daniel, V.; Döpfer, D.; Fiedler, A.; Fjeldaas, T.; Heringstad, B.; Cramer, G.; Kofler, J.; Mueller, K.; Nielsen, P.; Oakes, E.; Ødegard, C.; O'Driscoll, K.; Pryce, J. E.; Steiner, A.; Stock, K. F.; Thomas, G.; Ulvshammar, K.; Holzhauer, M.; Cole, J.; Egger-Danner, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2015, No.19, pp 157-165
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The Stable School approach was developed in Denmark, partly inspired by the Farmer Field School approach from the Global South, and based on a common goal to phase out antibiotics through improved animal health and welfare in the herds. It is an approach based on the idea that farmers give each...

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Vaarst, M.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Quedgeley, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2012, 20, 2, pp 157-161
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Bergsten, C.; Norberg, P.; Pettersson, G.
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University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
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Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants, Bristol, UK, 11-14 August 2013, 2013, pp 277
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Lameness causes losses in milk production and leads to early culling of animals. Limb disorders cause serious welfare, health and economic problems especially in loose housing of cattle. The aim of the study was to find out whether lameness has an effect on feed intake, feeding behaviour, lying...

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Häggman, J.; Simojoki, H.; Norring, M.; Tamminen, P.; Pastell, M.
Publisher
CIGR-EurAgEng, Valencia, Spain
Citation
Animal Production Technology. International Conference of Agricultural Engineering - CIGR-AgEng 2012: Agriculture and Engineering for a Healthier Life, Valencia, Spain, 8-12 July 2012., 2012, pp P-0653
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The aim of this project was to develop scientific based recommendations to functional and simple management systems for beef production in northern Norway. The specific focus is on cheap housing, pasture utilization and animal welfare in the Arctic region. Twelve "top league" beef farms (located...

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Hansen, I.; Jørgensen, G. H. M.; Lind, V.
Publisher
Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes, Montpellier, France
Citation
Options Méditerranéennes. Série A, Séminaires Méditerranéens, 2016, No.116, pp 51-55
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Using software instead of time consuming bucket milking makes this new method efficient and data continuously available for monitoring. This is a completely new and fast way of working with milk meter accuracy in terms of calibration, installation test and routine check. It has the potential to...

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Selander, O.; Idensjö, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2015, No.19, pp 91-95
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Bergsten, C.
Publisher
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Citation
2010 Cattle Lameness Conference, 14 April 2010, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, UK, 2010, pp 4-11

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