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Parity and days in milk affect cubicle occupancy in dairy cows
SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy and Health, Agriculture and Food.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1359-2952
2021 (English)In: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, ISSN 0168-1591, E-ISSN 1872-9045, Vol. 244, article id 105494Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Modern dairy cattle farms are usually equipped with cubicle systems to provide cows with comfortable conditions for lying down and resting. Cows are free to choose any cubicle they want, but in reality, they do not distribute themselves uniformly throughout the barn. There are many factors that affect where a cow lies down, such as hierarchy of a cow, access to resources, cow traffic nearby, etc. In this study, we used real-time location system data from two commercial farms to examine patterns of cubicle occupancy in relation to parity and lactation stage. We summarized cubicle occupancy over several days and compared different areas of the barn. Our findings suggest that, in general, there was a higher occupancy of cubicles close to the feeding areas. High parity cows lay down more frequently in cubicles close to the milking area as opposed to first lactation cows that tend to occupy less busy areas of the barn. The overall conclusion is that cubicle occupancy is not uniform throughout the barn, and patterns related to parity and DIM are seen. This information can be important for future studies on spread of diseases and for management purposes. © 2021 The Authors

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Elsevier B.V. , 2021. Vol. 244, article id 105494
Keywords [en]
Dairy cattle, Lying time, Real-time location system, cattle, detection method, feeding behavior, lactation
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Agricultural Science Animal and Dairy Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-56916DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105494Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85118339871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-56916DiVA, id: diva2:1613615
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Funding details: 2019–02111, 2019–02276; Funding details: 02111, 02276; Funding details: Svenska Forskningsrådet Formas; Funding details: Kjell och Märta Beijers Stiftelse; Funding text 1: This project was funded by Formas – a Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development , Sweden (ID: 2019–02276 and 2019–02111 ) and by the Kjell & Märta Beijer Foundation , Sweden.; Funding text 2: This project was funded by Formas ? a Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, Sweden (ID: 2019?02276 and 2019?02111) and by the Kjell & M?rta Beijer Foundation, Sweden.

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