The effect of two traffic situations on the behavior and performance of cows in an automatic milking system.

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Two cow traffic situations were tested sequentially in an automatic milking system (AMS) for effects on cow behavior, effective use of the barn, and milking capacity. The first situation was forced cow traffic: 63 cows had to pass through the AMS to go from the lying area to the feeding area. The second was semiforced cow traffic: 67 cows (60 cows from… (More)

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@article{Hermans2003TheEO, title={The effect of two traffic situations on the behavior and performance of cows in an automatic milking system.}, author={Guido Hermans and Aaltje Ipema and J Stefanowska and J. H. M. Metz}, journal={Journal of dairy science}, year={2003}, volume={86 6}, pages={1997-2004} }