Effect of unilateral once or twice daily milking of cows on milk yield and udder characteristics in early and late lactation.

@article{Stelwagen1997EffectOU,
  title={Effect of unilateral once or twice daily milking of cows on milk yield and udder characteristics in early and late lactation.},
  author={Kerst Stelwagen and Christopher Harold Knight},
  journal={The Journal of dairy research},
  year={1997},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={487-94}
}
Twelve multiparous British Friesian cows in early (40 +/- 23 d in milk; n = 6) or late (216 +/- 17 d in milk; n = 6) lactation were used to study the effects of milking frequency on yield, udder volume and milk storage within the udder. After a 2 week control period of twice daily milking, diagonally opposed udder halves within a cow were milked once or twice daily for 3 weeks. Milk yield was 28-38% lower from the halves that were milked once daily than from halves that were milked twice daily… CONTINUE READING