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Unread November 20th, 2009, 16:17
joncowcare joncowcare is offline
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Default Loose is better !

Hi Nauman,
I think the answer will depend on how much space you have but my own view would be to allow them complete freedom of movement.
A cow that can move around and interact naturally with others will be happier and in many cases provide more milk, have fewer health issues with a knock-on effect with better fertility.
I have had experience of both tied and un-tied and would always vote for un-tied every time !
There are benefits for the stockman apart from increased yields etc, it is a lot easier to spot any bulling cows for one thing or spot any illness.
Good luck !
Jon
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