Visuel tour in the stables
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The calf is separated from the mother after 2-3 days. According to the Danish animal welfare law the calves must be able to touch each other so that their social needs are fulfilled and stimulated. The little calves acquire milk from the blue buckets that simulate an udder. In this way their natural suckling need is met.
Additional to the dairy cows Karensminde have around 100 smaller animals consisting of calves, heifers, bulls, steers and bullocks.
The farm also has sheep. They are out to pasture most of the year, but are rounded up at birthing time. On the photos the Easter lambs are hard at work on exploring the world.
The cows eat after they have been milked. The fodder is 100 % ecological. The farm is primarily self-sufficient in animal nutrition however a small part of the needed grain is obtained in collaboration with a plant breeder. At the end of the feeding passage you can see the deep bedding, which is an area scattered with straw where the cows sleep and chew the cud.
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