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4 August 2016 Dairy cow preference for outdoor access during winter under Eastern Canada climatic conditions
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Cows on two separate farms were submitted to a 6 d preference test, repeated four times, consisting of three 2 d phases (3 h d-1 phase-1): forced-indoor, forced-outdoor, and free-choice. A majority of cows on both farms chose to be outdoors for at least 1 h. Previous experience may have contributed to outdoor preference.

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E. Shepley, R. Bergeron, F. Bécotte, and E. Vasseur "Dairy cow preference for outdoor access during winter under Eastern Canada climatic conditions," Canadian Journal of Animal Science 97(1), 1-5, (4 August 2016). https://doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2016-0028
Received: 11 February 2016; Accepted: 1 July 2016; Published: 4 August 2016
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