In the dairy farming system that uses compost barns, animals remain in a large area covered with organic material and are free to move and express their behaviors in a more natural way. The compost barn system has become popular in recent years because it provides greater well-being and quality of life, favoring animal productivity and longevity. The aim of this paper is to develop a bibliometric analysis to evaluate scientific studies about compost barn systems. A total of 108 databases, considering articles and literature reviews obtained from the Scopus and Web of Science databases were considered for this analysis. After standardizing the data, the resulting spreadsheet was analyzed with VOSviewer software. The keywords most used by the authors were “compost-bedded pack barn”, “dairy cow”, and “dairy cattle”. The most relevant countries, journals, institutions, researchers, and co-citation networks to compost barn research were highlighted. The analysis confirmed a significant interest in the spatial variation in the sheds and their relationship with milk quality, heat stress, and animal welfare. This paper provides a great contribution related to the scientific evolution and the research and publishing tendencies of studies on the compost barn animal housing system.

Compost Barns: A Bibliometric Analysis / Silva, Gustavo Guimaraes Bessa Santos; Ferraz, Patrícia Ferreira Ponciano; Damasceno, Flávio Alves; Zotti, Maria Luísa Appendino Nunes; Barbari, Matteo. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:(2022), pp. 1-20. [10.3390/ani12192492]

Compost Barns: A Bibliometric Analysis

Barbari, Matteo
2022

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In the dairy farming system that uses compost barns, animals remain in a large area covered with organic material and are free to move and express their behaviors in a more natural way. The compost barn system has become popular in recent years because it provides greater well-being and quality of life, favoring animal productivity and longevity. The aim of this paper is to develop a bibliometric analysis to evaluate scientific studies about compost barn systems. A total of 108 databases, considering articles and literature reviews obtained from the Scopus and Web of Science databases were considered for this analysis. After standardizing the data, the resulting spreadsheet was analyzed with VOSviewer software. The keywords most used by the authors were “compost-bedded pack barn”, “dairy cow”, and “dairy cattle”. The most relevant countries, journals, institutions, researchers, and co-citation networks to compost barn research were highlighted. The analysis confirmed a significant interest in the spatial variation in the sheds and their relationship with milk quality, heat stress, and animal welfare. This paper provides a great contribution related to the scientific evolution and the research and publishing tendencies of studies on the compost barn animal housing system.
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Silva, Gustavo Guimaraes Bessa Santos; Ferraz, Patrícia Ferreira Ponciano; Damasceno, Flávio Alves; Zotti, Maria Luísa Appendino Nunes; Barbari, Matteo
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