Preliminary data from a case study shows differences in daily activity and rumination patterns of healthy and sick cows.
Mathew M. Haan
An example of how one farmer is using data from an activity monitoring system to identify the optimum breeding time for his farm.
Results of monitoring THI, rumination, and milk production on a Southeastern Pennsylvania farm.
Whatever your background and experience, there are some things you need to know before you start milking cows.
Cleanliness of teats as the cow enters the robot and the ability of the robot to clean teats prior to milking will impact teat cleanliness at attachment and ultimately cow health and milk quality.
Automatic milking systems are gaining popularity on Pennsylvania dairy farms.
Robotic dairies surveyed in Pennsylvania had good hygiene scores overall. Even so, those with cleaner cows had lower bacteria counts in bulk tank milk samples.
Dairy farming requires a large capital investment. Extension Dairy Educator, Mat Haan weighs in on two potential options for getting a start in the industry.