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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
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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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This proceedings is comprised of 50 papers covering several physiological and technical aspects of machine milking. Focus is given on the equipment used in milking and its effects on teat and udder health, animal behaviour and milk quality.

Author(s)
Rosati, A.; Mihina, S.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 297 pp.
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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
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This second publication of The World Association for Animal Production (WAAP) contains topics on the development of animal production systems in North and South America, Europe and Asia; achievements of research in animal breeding, selection, molecular genetics, reproduction science, nutrition,...

Author(s)
Rosati, A.; Tewolde, A.; Mosconi, C.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2005, 2005, pp 372 pp.
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As most countries where genetic selection for milk production has been conducted, France has been faced a continuous degradation of reproductive performances in dairy cattle especially in the Holstein breed. A research and development programme conducted by UNCEIA and its partners has been proposed ...

Author(s)
Ponsart, C.; Frappat, B.; Seegers, H.; Freret, S.; Paccard, P.; Gatien, J.; Salvetti, P.; David, X.; Humblot, P.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 37-46
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Author(s)
Mocquot, J. C.; Emanuelson, U.; Fikse, W. F.; Philipsson, J.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2004. Proceedings of the 34th Biennial Session of ICAR, Sousse, Tunisia, 28th May-3rd June, 2004, 2004, pp 299-307
Abstract

Over the last six years a shared cattle breeding database has been established in Ireland. This database is now being used to meet the information needs of herd books, milk recording, artificial insemination and genetic evaluation for beef and dairy cattle. Development of this database required the ...

Author(s)
Wickham, B. W.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2004. Proceedings of the 34th Biennial Session of ICAR, Sousse, Tunisia, 28th May-3rd June, 2004, 2004, pp 339-342
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As the farming industry focuses ever closer on health and welfare, it is fitting that Holstein-UK has launched an innovative educational and breeding tool which has the potential to transform understanding of the form, movement and condition of the milking cow. The Virtual Cow is the first fully...

Author(s)
Andrews, L.; Gribbon, J.; Richardson, H.; Ward, G.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 295-300

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