Dairy Cow Welfare

EuroFAWC conclusions on Dairy Cow Welfare

 

As discussed in the EuroFAWC-meeting in January 2010 in Baarn (The Netherlands) 

  • Good welfare for dairy cows without access to pasture is only possible under strict conditions. Otherwise, pasture is mandatory.
  • The finding that the welfare of dairy cows has not improved over the last 10 to 15 years is a welfare concern.
  • The concept of 'quality of life' for cows has not yet been defined.