week ELEVEN: Milking Performance and Udder Health of Cows Milked Robotically and Conventionally

week ELEVEN: Milking Performance and Udder Health of Cows Milked Robotically and Conventionally By Misty A. Davis, Graduate Research Assistant & Douglas J. Reinemann, Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison, Milking Research and Instruction Lab Written for presentation at the 2002 ASAE Annual International Meeting / CIGR XVth World Congress [toc=”5″] Introduction & Literature Review Past studies[…]

week NINE: Robotic Milking: Current Situation

week NINE: Robotic Milking: Current Situation Douglas J. Reinemann University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin, USA [toc=”5″] The population of farms using automatic milking systems (AMS) has grown from the first installation a dairy farm in the Netherlands in 1992 to more than 8000 milking units on more than 2400 farms today. The vast majority of[…]

week SIX: Water Supply and Distribution

week SIX: Water Supply and Distribution [toc=”5″] February 2004 Draft Douglas J. Reinemann, Ph.D. Professor of biological Systems Engineering University of Wisconsin- Madison, Milking Research and Instruction Lab www.uwex.edu/uwmril A successful water system will supply the correct quantity of water of adequate quality and temperature for each application. There are many end use points for[…]

week FIVE: Labor and Capital Analysis of Milking Centers

week FIVE: Labor and Capital Analysis of Milking Centers This analysis tool will help you estimate your milking center costs and performances, including: 1. Freestall barn 2. Milking center buildings (parlor, holding area, milk room, utility room and office) 3. Milk hose equipment (bulk tank, refrigeration and other milk house equipment) 4. Milking parlor equipment (milking[…]

week THREE: Milking System Video Library

week THREE: Milking System Video Library Parlor Routine Training Milk parlor trial-and-error verses a well planned training program for staff. Cow Acclimation Introducing the herd to a new milking facility. Training Staff for Crowd Gate Management How to train the humans in proper crowd gate etiquette to reduce frustration during cow entry and exit. Crowd[…]

week ONE: Milking Parlor Types and the Dos and Don’ts of Milking Parlor Planning

week one: Milking Parlor Types and the Dos and Don’ts of Milking Parlor Planning Milking Parlor Types The first questions that must be answered in order to make rational decisions about the type and size of milking parlor for a diary farm are: • What is the desired milking routine? The amount of time required[…]