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The Effect of Lying Surfaces on Milk Yield and Udder Health in Norwegian Free Stalled Dairy Herds

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Sixth International Dairy Housing Conference Proceeding, 16-18 June 2007, (Minneapolis, Minnesota) (Electronic Only)  701P0507e.(doi:10.13031/2013.22820)
Authors:   Lars Erik Ruud, Olav Osteras
Keywords:   Dairy cattle, lying surface, cubicle flooring, mat, mattress, milk yield, clinical mastitis

It is claimed softer lying surfaces increase milk yield, but this is poorly documented or statistical validity has not been good enough.

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