Influence of provision of concentrate at milking on voluntary cow traffic in a pasture-based automatic milking system.

@article{Scott2014InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of provision of concentrate at milking on voluntary cow traffic in a pasture-based automatic milking system.},
  author={Verity Scott and Peter C. Thomson and Kendra L Kerrisk and S. Carreto Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={1481-90}
}
The success of an automatic milking system is generally reliant upon the voluntary movement of cows around the farm system and the correct management of incentives to achieve a targeted level of cow traffic. The present study investigated the effect of providing a small feed reward as an incentive at milking on the premilking voluntary waiting time of cows milked on a prototype robotic rotary in an Australian pasture-based dairy. The 2 treatments were "feed on" (concentrate offered at milking… CONTINUE READING

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