Attitudes to cow-calf separation research featured in latest issue of Progressive Dairyman

Beth Ventura, PhD student in the Animal Welfare Program, just published an article in Progressive Dairyman that describes views on the contentious practice of separating the dairy calf from the cow shortly after birth. The results show considerable opposition to early separation of cow and calf, but at least some of the concerns may be addressed by improved management practices for the calf, including the use of other forms of social housing including keeping calves in pairs or small groups.

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