The relationship between routine hoof trimming and dairy cattle behavior


Team: Stoddard G., Cramer G.

Funding Source: University of Minnesota

Project Time Frame: 2015-2016

This study is investigating the relationship between regular proper hoof trimming and animal welfare.  Specifically we are looking at how it interacts with the activity, milk production, lying time, and number of lying bouts. These parameters will be measured using on farm precision technology from Afimilk.