Lack of place, what impact on animal behaviour?
In this farm and before planned construction operations, there is the equivalent of 0.7 fenced places per cow and 0.8 cubicles.
The performance of the animals is limited, both in terms of production and reproduction. When we look at the Feed'Live curves, we notice several things:
When we look at the cows' schedule, several elements are characteristic:
These characteristics are visible with short mealtimes (8 meals of 30 minutes each), and also low lying periods (10 periods of 43 minutes each).
In the end, we can see that there are large differences in lying and eating times between animals. Primiparous animals therefore seem to be the most affected by these stress factors.