Alternatives to cow/calf separation are rejected by consumers

New research shows that consumers have a negative attitude about alternatives to cow/calf separation.

The study from Animal Ag Alliance looked at different methods of handling dairy calves. It found that people felt strongly toward a system where calves were not separated.

There have only been a small number of studies on cow and calf health benefits of separation. One researcher says that farmers should remain transparent with consumers about health benefits to the animals and the planet.


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