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Characterization of lying behavior in dairy cows transitioning from a freestall barn with pasture access to a compost bedded pack barn without pasture access

Authors: E. A. Eckelkamp , C. N. Gravatte , C. O. Coombs , and J. M. Bewley.

Organization: Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky.

Summary: The Professional Animal Scientist 30 ( 2014 ):109–113.  Lying times of 10 lactating Holstein cows were monitored using an activity monitor to assess lying times. Changes were recorded while transitioning from a freestall barn with pasture access to a newly constructed compost bedded pack barn in a private dairy herd.

Link: http://pas.fass.org/content/30/1/109.full.pdf