Primary goal: Establish science based and practically feasible methods to allow increased contact between cow and calf in dairy production.

Secondary goal: 1)Develop functional technical solutions for cow-calf contact in robot and milkparlour system 2)Document effects on behaviour, health, and production in co-grazingsystems 3)Identify long term effects of suckling on calf and cow performance (behaviour, health, production)4)Prepare implementation of maternal traits in the breeding program of Geno- 5)Identify current and possible obstacles and opportunities for implementing cow-calf contact, as identified by actors in the value chain of dairy products 6)Document economic consequences of various cow-calf contact systems 7) Support TINE advisory team with knowledge, necessary to support farmers who want to implement cow-calf contact systems

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