Short communication: Milking order consistency of dairy cows in large Australian herds.


We used on-farm records from dairy infrastructure to examine the consistency of the milking order over 150 d in 5 Australian dairy herds that were milking more than 500 cows as a single group. Within a single day the difference in milking order rank position was less than 20 percentage points for 72% of cows. The correlation coefficient comparing milking… (More)
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2017-12748