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Happy farmer, happy cow

To succeed with farm animals, you should enjoy yourself and be kind and calm. The result will be happy cows and more milk.

More and more cows are catching colds

Respiratory infections in cattle pose a large and growing problem in Norway, resulting in impaired animal welfare and the increasing use of antibiotics. Simple measure to prevent infection can put a stop to the cold virus.

Cross-infection of foot rot between sheep and cattle

Foot rot is a serious and contagious hoof disease in sheep. New research has now revealed that cattle can also be carriers, even though they themselves are not seriously affected by the disease.

Calves aren’t being given enough milk

Calves are subjected to a feeding regimen that is much too harsh, according to animal husbandry researchers. When allowed to drink as much as they wish the animals get healthier, happier and will yield more meat and milk.

Biggest threats to farmers have four legs

Big animals are more dangerous for Norwegian farmers than even-bigger tractors, a new analysis shows. Cows are the chief culprits, causing the most work accidents on Norway's farms.