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The ICAR Dairy Cattle Milk Recording Working Group has finished revising the ICAR Guidelines for dairy cattle milk recording. The work has taken three years with input from many specialists inside and outside the working group. This part of the ICAR Guidelines concerns the core process of many...

Author(s)
Kyntäjä, J.; Bucek, P.; Haase, K.; Kuwan, K.; Lavon, Y.; Leclerc, H.; Miglior, F.; Trejo, C.; Westhuizen, J. van der; Zottl, K.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 217-220
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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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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
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Due to the economic conditions and an efficient and fast milking process many farmers use automatic stimulations and take-offs. In addition to these facilitations there may be a positive effect on udder health. This is caused by the fact that automatic support leads to a constant work flow in...

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Rittershaus, C.; Seufert, H.; Wolter, W.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 69-74
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Los, J.; Mašková, A.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 225-227
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In France, approximately one hundred dairy farms are equipped with automatic milking systems (AMS) and according to the manufacturers of the systems, this market is likely to expand. However, we do not have any information about these farmers and their motivations for buying an AMS. In order to...

Author(s)
Veysset, P.; Wallet, P.; Prugnard, E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 141-150
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Four milkmeters, designed for milk yield recording with sheep or goats, have been used for monitoring the settings of flow sensing devices in an automatic milking system. In two sessions data were recorded including the milking of 25 cows and of 28 cows. Parameters evaluated were total milk yield,...

Author(s)
Ordolff, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 171-173
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Two stables for 300 dairy cows were compared in model, one with milking in herringbone milking parlour 2×12 with rapid exit and automated data collection and the second equipped for milking by two AMS LEONARDO. The costs of stable with milking in milking parlour including milking parlour and milk...

Author(s)
Vegricht, J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 185-191
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Author(s)
Mihina, S.; Lobotka, J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 11-17

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