Is it profitable to milk cows 3 times per day, compared to 2 times per day?

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Is it profitable to milk cows 3 times per day, compared to 2 times per day?

  1. 1. Is it profitable to milk cows 3 times per day, compared to 2 times per day?
  2. 2. Milking: How many times aday should we be milking?
  3. 3. Anatomy of a cow’s udderAlveoliGland Cistern Teat Cistern Streak Canal
  4. 4. Feed availability and price.
  5. 5. Labour Traditional
  6. 6. Modern Alternative
  7. 7. Somatic cell count development per month after introduction of robotic milking (n=28 herds).Results from Klungel et al. 1999.
  8. 8. Factors to think about in roboticmilking:• One stall can handle about 60 cows• Milk quality did not change either way dramatically• Not for large herds, but where labour prices are too high• Cleaning the units is one major concern.
  9. 9. FOR SALE • EROCK ERIC’S GIRL 23P• EROCK Cattle Company: Killam, Alberta
  10. 10. Is it profitable to milk cows 3 times per day, compared to 2 times per day?
  11. 11. Milking: How many times aday should we be milking?
  12. 12. Anatomy of a cow’s udderAlveoliGland Cistern Teat Cistern Streak Canal
  13. 13. Feed availability and price.
  14. 14. Labour Traditional
  15. 15. Modern Alternative
  16. 16. Somatic cell count development per month after introduction of robotic milking (n=28 herds).Results from Klungel et al. 1999.
  17. 17. Factors to think about in roboticmilking:• One stall can handle about 60 cows• Milk quality did not change either way dramatically• Not for large herds, but where labour prices are too high• Cleaning the units is one major concern.
  18. 18. FOR SALE • EROCK ERIC’S GIRL 23P• EROCK Cattle Company: Killam, Alberta

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