Three in 10 dairy cows never go outside
Thursday 27 September 2012
Three in 10 cows kept on Dutch dairy farms never go outside, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.
10 years ago, 90% of cows were put out to pasture in the summer months.
Bigger farms are less likely to put their cows out of doors. Of the farms with more than 160 cows, just 42% put their animals out to pasture. On farms with fewer than 40 cows, 93% still go outside.
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