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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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A comprehensive database system, integrated with DHIA and automatic milk recording has been used for total management of a herd with 7600 female animals located in Florida. Cow identity is provided by Allflex RFID tags. The herd's primary data resides in PCDART along with real-time milk weights and ...

Author(s)
Webb, D. W.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 249-251
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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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Cattle production in Germany in special respect of milk recording is described in this paper. The extent of milk recording is 60% of all dairy herds and 80% of all dairy cows. Herd sizes are varying from 36 cows in the western part and 192 cows in the eastern part of the country. The average...

Author(s)
Jürgens, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 97-104
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The objective of the study was to measure the effect of wide-bore and narrow-bore milking principles on bovine teat condition and milking performance over a complete lactation. Teat-end hyperkeratosis (T.H), teat colour and teat textures are indicators of teat condition and were used to evaluate...

Author(s)
Gleeson, D. E.; O'Callaghan, E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 243-246
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Milking routines in automatic milking systems (AMS) differ from those in conventional milking. While milking intervals are constant and teat cups are attached simultaneously in conventional milking, in AMS milking intervals are variable and attachment of teat cups can be sequentially delayed....

Author(s)
Bruckmaier, R. M.; Macuhová, J.; Meyer, H. H. D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 193-197
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Author(s)
Neijenhuis, F.; Hogeveen, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2001, No.7, pp 211-212

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