Variance components of teat dimensions in dairy cows and associated factors.

  title={Variance components of teat dimensions in dairy cows and associated factors.},
  author={Ingrid K. A. Zwertvaegher and Stephanie van Weyenberg and Sofie Piepers and Joost Baert and Sarne P De Vliegher},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={95 9},
Traditionally, all cows within a herd are milked with the same teat cup liner, although it is hypothesized that considerable variation in teat dimensions exists between cows and quarters within cows. To study at which level (herd, cow, or quarter) most variation in teat dimensions resides, and to identify factors explaining (part of) this variation, both a cross-sectional (n=2,715) and a longitudinal study (n=8,678) were conducted. Using an objective and easy-to-use measuring device, teat… CONTINUE READING


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