Basic Dairy Cattle Biology

As dema nds of la c ta tion c ontinue the c ow will

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Unformatted text preview: fr ee- c hoic e. As dema nds of la c ta tion c ontinue the c ow will get up to ea ting 34% of body weight in dr y ma tter da ily (a per son, on a ma intena nc e diet, ea ts a ppr ox 1 to 1. 25% of body weight), with no mor e tha n 60% of the diet in gr a ins. When diets get under 40% r ougha ge, milk fa t dr ops. Cows must a lwa ys ha ve a c c ess to c lea n wa ter (4 to 5 lbs needed to pr oduc e 1 lb of milk). d) F a c ilities: Housing - Tie sta lls, sta nc hions a nd fr ee- sta lls. Milking Pa r lor s - sta nc hion milking, pa r lor milking (fla t vs sunken floor , her r ing bone vs in- line, 2 time vs 3 time milking). Milking Ma c hine - c onsta nt va c uum to the tea t end, pulsa ting va c uum between shell a nd infla tion to ‘ ma ssa ge’ the tea t. e) Ha ndout on Effic ienc y of Milk Pr oduc tion D . B r e e ds o f D a i r y C a t t l e ( B r e e ds W e b s i t e ) P o p u l a t...
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