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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2788

Topic

Dairy

Summary and Implications

Producer surveys showed very positive results in switching from previous milking systems to AMS systems. An average of 12% more cows are able to be milked with an average of 75% less labor. Production increased 12% while SCC dropped 36%. Feeding and housing efficiencies were gained as well. In sum, Automatic Milking Systems gave a very positive quality of life and milking labor advantage over producer’s previous systems.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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