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Watch: tackling lameness with locomotion scoring on Greenfield farm
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Watch: tackling lameness with locomotion scoring on Greenfield farm

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The Greenfield farm in Kilkenny has been struggling with lameness all year, but the situation has recently improved. Aidan Brennan finds out why.
The Greenfield farm in Kilkenny has been struggling with lameness all year, but the situation has recently improved. Aidan Brennan finds out why.

The separate herd for lame cows in Greenfield has been running at between 15 and 20 cows all year. With 336 cows being milked for most of this year, this means about 6% of the cows were lame at any one time.

The issues in Greenfield are similar to the issues experienced on many other farms. As herd size increases, cows need to walk further distances to get to the cow paddocks. The cow paddocks are also bigger as there are more cows in the herd so they spend more time walking to and from water troughs or to the backs ...

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