Bite frequency measured by head pitch movements in grazing experiment

Frank W. Oudshoorn, Esmaeil S. Nadimi, Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

Resumé

Objective of the experiment was to investigate if bite frequency could be measured by registering head movements in the field. Background for this research question was the found variation of bite frequency measured on different initial grass length (Oudshoorn & Nadimi, 2008) as also documented bite frequency variation related to grass length and grass quality (Pulido & Leaver 2001; Barrett et al. 2003). .   Head movements and bite frequency were registered in spring and autumn in 2009, with 2x10 cows grazing two weeks in two stocking densities.  Head movements were measured by activity sensors placed on the head of the cows, bite frequency was registered manually by noting the rip off sound during a specified time bout. Sward registrations comprised grass length measurement by rising plate meter , grass quality by laboratory analysis of hand harvested grass simulating the cows grazing and  grass offer and  grass growth during the trial by interval harvesting using a Haldrup grass harvester. Cows biting frequency for the same paddock, the same day were found to be cow specific and correlation with milk yield level and barn feed intake was investigated.

 

Barrett, P.D., McGilloway, D.A., Laidlaw, A.S. & Mayne, C.S., 2003. The effect of sward structure as

     influenced by ryegrass genotype on bite dimensions and short-term intake rate by dairy cows. Grass

     and Forage Science 58, 2-11.

Oudshoorn, F.W., Nadimi, F.W., 2007. Intelligent grazing systems using wireless sensor networks. ECPLF

     2007 Skiathos, Greece. p 111-116

Pulido, R.G. & Leaver, J.D., 2001. Quantifying the influence of sward height, concentrate level and initial

     milk yield on the milk production and grazing behaviour of continuously stocked dairy cows. Grass

     and Forage Science 56, 57-67.

 

 

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2010
StatusUdgivet - 2010
BegivenhedGrassland in a Changing World 2010 - Kiel, Tyskland
Varighed: 29. aug. 20102. sep. 2010
Konferencens nummer: 23rd

Konference

KonferenceGrassland in a Changing World 2010
Nummer23rd
LandTyskland
ByKiel
Periode29/08/201002/09/2010

Fingeraftryk

grazing
grasses
cows
sward
forage and feed science
sensors (equipment)
milk yield
dairy cows
barns
meters (equipment)
harvesters
Lolium
stocking rate
Greece
milk production
hands
feed intake
concentrates
pastures
autumn

Citer dette

Oudshoorn, F. W., S. Nadimi, E., & Jørgensen, R. N. (2010). Bite frequency measured by head pitch movements in grazing experiment. Afhandling præsenteret på Grassland in a Changing World 2010, Kiel, Tyskland.
Oudshoorn, Frank W. ; S. Nadimi, Esmaeil ; Jørgensen, Rasmus Nyholm. / Bite frequency measured by head pitch movements in grazing experiment. Afhandling præsenteret på Grassland in a Changing World 2010, Kiel, Tyskland.
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Oudshoorn, FW, S. Nadimi, E & Jørgensen, RN 2010, 'Bite frequency measured by head pitch movements in grazing experiment' Paper fremlagt ved Grassland in a Changing World 2010, Kiel, Tyskland, 29/08/2010 - 02/09/2010, .

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Oudshoorn FW, S. Nadimi E, Jørgensen RN. Bite frequency measured by head pitch movements in grazing experiment. 2010. Afhandling præsenteret på Grassland in a Changing World 2010, Kiel, Tyskland.