22 June 2010
A mixed methods inquiry: How dairy farmers perceive the value(s) of their involvement in an intensive dairy herd health management program
Research has been scarce when it comes to the motivational and behavioral sides of farmers' expectations related to dairy herd health management programs. The objectives of this study were to explore farmers' expectations related to participation in a health management program by: 1) identifying important ambitions, goals and subjective well-being among farmers, 2) submitting those data to a quantitative analysis thereby characterizing perspective(s) of value added by health management programs among farmers; and 3) to characterize perceptions of farmers' goals among veterinarians. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2008, 50:50 doi:10.1186/1751-0147-50-50
Author/Organization: Kristensen, E. and Enevoldsen, C.
Topics: dairy production