Animal Care & Welfare

Dairy Animal Welfare

Dr. Jennifer Van Os’ group is in the process of developing several animal care resources for dairy producers and calf raisers. Stay tuned for more details!

  • How to evaluate whether your farm is ready to move to pair- or group-housing of calves, and which strategies will yield the most success;
  • How to evaluate the summer ventilation and heat abatement in your barns and how well your cows are responding;
  • Mooving Cows(TM) – an innovative, interactive training module for dairy workers to practice appropriate cow-handling skills. Another complementary training program will promote the consistent use of positive cow-handling behaviors.