publication . Conference object . 2005

Investigations on dairy welfare and performance on German organic farms

Hoerning, Bernhard; Simantke, Christel; Aubel, Erhard;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
Abstract
An investigation was carried out on 74 organic dairy farms in Germany. Results were an average milk production of 5.960 kg, 223.000 somatic cell counts (SCC), 387 days calving interval, 23.5 % culling rate, 46 Euro annual veterinary costs per cow. Farmers were asked for disease incidences. Cows were scored for injuries and body condition. The results were combined with possible influencing factors (herd size, breed, region, farming association, housing system, housing factors, amounts of concentrates). The most frequent health problems were udder, fertility, and claw disorders. These subjective estimations of disease incidences by the farmers could be validated ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesanimal diseases
free text keywords: Production systems
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Socio-economic impact of digitalisation in rural areas
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