Score seven areas of cow comfort on your dairy

Published on: 11/28/2008
Source : Cornell University PRO-DAIRY

Cows that are comfortable make more milk and stay in your herd longer than those that struggle to survive the system. Take some time to score your herd's comfort level in the following five areas at different times of the year. If you can improve low-scoring areas, you could have higher milk production and healthier cows. 1. Time Budgets How hectic is a day in the life of your typical cow? Hopef...

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November 28, 2008
Very nice and informative.
December 3, 2008
The information is very useful for dairy farmers as well as dairy advisers.
April 24, 2009
At the moment Pakistan dairy is facing the biggest challenge of enhancing productivity of its milking animals. As per survey published by UVAS Sahiwl cows average is 5-liter/day while its potential is +24-liter/day. Almost the same story is with buffaloe productivity.
The most important thing to enhance productivity of the animal is to understand: THE LANGUAGE OF THE MILKING ANIMAL.
This article is very useful in the right direction to understand the requirement of milking animal to enhance its productivity leading to exploit its potential.
I congratulate Dr Durrani as very few scientist have focused their attention towards this important aspect. Pl keep it up and I hope you will help farmers community by writing more articles towards such important aspects.
Marcello Corsini Marcello Corsini
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
May 19, 2009
Very interesting. Recent studies confirm that comfort is the most important limiting factor for lactating cows, especially in the first 60 days post-partum.
Tushar Kumar Mohanty Tushar Kumar Mohanty
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
May 19, 2009
Very informative article. Farm managers/veterinarians should develop their skills to measure these index regularly to get benefit, which is less costly to prevent diseases are very common due to stress.

Please give detailed about flooring which was given in this article.

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