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In the eighties and nineties ISO standards were developed for milking machines. In the Netherlands these standards were implemented in a quality system for the maintenance of milking machines and the accuracy check on milk meters and jars. These checks are conducted by certified technicians of the...

Author(s)
Koning, K. de; Huijsmans, P.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 19-26
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The Research Institute for Animal Husbandry in Lelystad and the IMAG institute in Wageningen have combined their milking machine research in the Dutch Expertise Group Machine Milking. The Expertise Group focuses on generating knowledge on the milking process. Improvement and fine-tuning of the...

Author(s)
Koning, K. de; Neijenhuis, F.; Ipema, B.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 203-205
AbstractFull Text

In automatic milking systems (AM-systems) cows are milked by a robotic milking system without direct human supervision. The number of farms with an AM-system is growing, especially in those countries where the costs of labour are relatively high, such as in many West European countries. Many...

Author(s)
Koning, K. de
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 131-139
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The teat is an important barrier against invasion of mastitis pathogens into the udder. Tissue changes affecting teat opening allow penetration of bacteria into the udder. Calf suckling is nature's way of cow milking which induces little teat swelling or teat end callosity. This should be our...

Author(s)
Neijenhuis, F.; Koning, K. de; Barkema, H.; Hogeveen, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 33-40