Cow welfare and farm size – opportunities and challenges - Hoard's Dairyman Webinar Archive - April 14, 2014



Hoard's Dairyman Webinar Archives

April 14, 2014:

"Cow welfare and farm size – opportunities and challenges"
presented by Dan Weary, University of British Columbia

“Cow welfare and farm size – opportunities and challenges” was presented by Dan Weary, University of British Columbia, at noon (Central time) on Monday, April 14. (Rescheduled due to the timely February farm bill webinar.) Critics suggest cows on larger farms receive less attention and are treated only as production units. In reality, size influences different aspects of animal welfare in different ways. Increases in farm size provide opportunities to improve cow welfare, but can create risks.