Auteur: Jørgensen G.H.M., Eilertsen S.M., Hansen I. and Aanensen L.
Jaar van uitgifte: 2015
The aim of the experiment was to investigate the activity and behaviour of dairy cows with access to different outdoor areas. The study took place on two commercial farms with loose-housing and automatic milking systems (AMS). One farm offered 2.8 hectares of green pasture and the other offered a 0.7-hectare exercise pen. Sixty-six percent of the cows with access to green pasture went outside whenever possible. More activity was observed on ‘pasture-days’. Most observations were spent grazing (72.2%). Milk yield was, however, lower (P