Making Decisions Regarding the Balance between Milk Quality, Udder Health, and Parlor Throughput

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/144745
Title:
Making Decisions Regarding the Balance between Milk Quality, Udder Health, and Parlor Throughput
Author:
VanBaale, Matthew; Smith, John; Armstrong, Dennis; Harner, Joe
Affiliation:
Animal Sciences
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Apr-2004
Description:
9 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/144745
Abstract:
As today's dairy industry consolidates, cows are being milked more rapidly through larger milking parlors on larger dairies than ever before. Because milk is the primary commodity and source of income for producers, the harvesting of milk is the single most important job on any dairy. Producing high-quality milk to maximize yields and economic value requires effective parlor management, an enormous challenge for producers. Managing large parlors includes managing labor, milking equipment, as well as monitoring and evaluating parlor performance. Decisions concerning the milking center are some of the most complicated decisions a dairy producer has to make. Milking procedures, herd size, milking interval, the milk market, and the equity position of a producer influence these decisions. Producers will have to make the following decisions before they can select or develop management protocols for a milking parlor: 1. How many cows will be milked through the parlor? 2. What milking procedure will be used (minimal or full)? 3. If a full milking routine; how much contact time do you want (strips per teat)? 4. Which milking routine will be used (sequential, grouping, or territorial)? 5. Are you willing to train teams of milkers to operate large parlors?
Type:
text; Pamphlet
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
milk; quality; udder health; parlor throughput; dairy; milking; management; procedures; protocols; Milking Parlor Efficiency
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1340

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVanBaale, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Dennisen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarner, Joeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-19T09:42:39Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-19T09:42:39Z-
dc.date.issued2004-04en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/144745-
dc.description9 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs today's dairy industry consolidates, cows are being milked more rapidly through larger milking parlors on larger dairies than ever before. Because milk is the primary commodity and source of income for producers, the harvesting of milk is the single most important job on any dairy. Producing high-quality milk to maximize yields and economic value requires effective parlor management, an enormous challenge for producers. Managing large parlors includes managing labor, milking equipment, as well as monitoring and evaluating parlor performance. Decisions concerning the milking center are some of the most complicated decisions a dairy producer has to make. Milking procedures, herd size, milking interval, the milk market, and the equity position of a producer influence these decisions. Producers will have to make the following decisions before they can select or develop management protocols for a milking parlor: 1. How many cows will be milked through the parlor? 2. What milking procedure will be used (minimal or full)? 3. If a full milking routine; how much contact time do you want (strips per teat)? 4. Which milking routine will be used (sequential, grouping, or territorial)? 5. Are you willing to train teams of milkers to operate large parlors?en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1340en_US
dc.subjectmilken_US
dc.subjectqualityen_US
dc.subjectudder healthen_US
dc.subjectparlor throughputen_US
dc.subjectdairyen_US
dc.subjectmilkingen_US
dc.subjectmanagementen_US
dc.subjectproceduresen_US
dc.subjectprotocolsen_US
dc.subjectMilking Parlor Efficiencyen_US
dc.titleMaking Decisions Regarding the Balance between Milk Quality, Udder Health, and Parlor Throughputen_US
dc.typetext-
dc.typePamphlet-
dc.contributor.departmentAnimal Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.calsAZ1340-2004-
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