- Early lactation milking affects season’s production
This research determined immediate and long-term responses – such as milk production, energy status, body condition score – of grazing cows milked once-daily or thrice-daily for a short duration (i.e. three or six weeks) at the start of lactation.
- Once-daily milking during a feed shortage in early lactation
DairyNZ has determined the impact of milking cows once-daily during a short-term pasture shortage in early lactation on milksolids production, body condition score and energy status.
- Supplements and thrice-daily milking during extended lactations
A DairyNZ experiment aimed to determine if a short period (nine weeks) of thrice-daily milking and concentrate supplementation, either alone or in combination, increases milksolids production during an extended lactation.
- Recently published by DairyNZ
DairyNZ researchers publish their findings.
- Delving into DNA
Part three of a series on how genes are used in forming a protein.
- Focus on international research
Brief summaries of key international science papers recently published.
This Technical Series highlights the key outcomes of a DairyNZ-led research programme aiming to improve on-farm profitability and productivity by using management strategies, including different milking frequencies, cow nutrition or lactation length.