Presentations from Milksmart in action 2018.
- Skills for efficient milking
- Cow Flow – the thermometer of the herd
- Essential skills to reduce mastitis and milking time
Below are 10 case study farmers outlining the practical outcomes of implementing skills and strategies improving efficiency.
|Infrastructure||Cows per hour
|Bulls||60 DeLaval rotary, ACRs
|52||3 hours||Download farm case study|
|Tomarata||36 DeLaval herringbone, ACRs
|0||1.5 hours||Download farm case study|
|Morrinsville||50 GEA rotary, ACRs
|46||3 hours||Download farm case study|
|Reporoa||60 Milfos rotary
|58||6 hours||Download farm case study|
|88||3 hours||Download farm case study|
|93||4.5 hours||Download farm case study|
|Rangitata||54 Waikato rotary, ACRs
|80||1.5 hours||Download farm case study|
|Leeston||54 Waikato rotary
|80||4-6 hours||Download farm case study|
|25||1.5 hours||Download farm case study|
|Balclutha||50 DeLaval rotary, ACRs
|50||1 hour||Download farm case study|
Milking efficiency module and quiz
On a typical dairy farm, 55% of your day is spent on milking and related tasks. Use this module to learn the key principles for efficient milking and take the quiz to see how you've done.
Improving cow flow
Discover the key components that help improve cow flow on your dairy farm. In this video veterinarian Dr Neil Chesterton explains how to reduce lameness and save time with tips and proven advice on tracks, the yard, and stockmanship.
Learn how to easily find and prevent mastitis on your farm. In this video veterinarian Steve Cranefield explains the key steps to help improve milk quality, saving both time and money.