CATTLE LEARN BY EXPERIENCE  (Part 1)
Rundvee gedrag · 16. January 2021
Which cow costs you the most time and energy? Could it be the cow that you can't control?...

HOW TO AVOID SUCKLING CALVES
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 15. January 2021
Feeding milk through a bucket without a teat may meet the nutritional needs of a calf, but it does not allow the calf to satisfy the innate motivation to suckle. When calves suckle from the cow, they spend +/- 60 minutes a day on it. Calves that have to drink milk from a bucket without a teat are "ready" in just 6 minutes ...

"SUMMER TIME BECOMES WINTER TIME" HOW DO DAIRY COWS RESPOND TO THIS?
Rundvee houderij · 20. October 2020
Cows are very fond of regularity. They have an excellent sense of time. Turning back the clock results in a temporary disruption of the daily rhythm for some cows, (as for some people).

"PASTURE CATTLE" FROM THE PASTURE IN THE BARN: don't forget to shave them!
Rundvee houderij · 10. October 2020
Unshaven animals often get too hot in the young cattle shed. Young stock, heifers and calves have a long and very dense winter coat. They don't need that coat in the young cattle shed. The winter coat makes them sweat very quickly.

IT IS GETTING COLDER, TAKE CARE OF YOUR CALFS!
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 28. September 2020
The optimal comfort zone for a calf is at an ambient temperature of 15 ° C. If the calf is not dry, the calf will get cold and will burn more energy to keep itself warm. In addition to vitality, this also costs growth and increases the risk of stress and respiratory diseases.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR CONNECTION WITH YOUR CATTLE?
Rundvee gedrag · 18. September 2020
If the behavior of the farmer or the caretaker changes positively, the behavior of the animals will also change positively and the welfare of humans and animals will increase in the long term.

“PINKEYE”: INFECTIOUS BOVINE KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS (IBK) IN CATTLE  AND SMALL RUMINANTS
Rundvee houderij · 07. September 2020
In summer we regularly see an inflammation of the eyelids and/or the cornea in young stock and cows (but also in small ruminants). This condition is called “Pinkeye”. It is usually caused by a bacterium (mainly Moraxella bovis). The infection pressure varies greatly from region to region.

A HOT SUMMER IS OVER, HOW HEAVY ARE YOUR NEWBORN CALVES? ...
Succesvolle kalveropfok · 05. September 2020
The effect of heat stress, and whether this problem on the farm is under control, can be clearly seen in the newborn calves. The effects of heat stress on dry cows can still be observed up to 7 weeks after such a warm period.

THE INFLUENCE OF LIGHT ON MILK PRODUCTION IN YOUR COWS
Rundvee houderij · 11. July 2020
Good lighting in combination with a good day / night rhythm in the cowshed is the basis for optimally performing cows. Lighting and day / night rhythm influence milk production between 6 to 10%.

LIGHT AT NIGHT, OR NO LIGHT IN THE COWSHED?
Rundvee houderij · 07. July 2020
During a "nighttime inspection in the cowshed", it is useful for the farmer if there is night lighting. He sees less in the dark than his cattle!

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