stockmanship

  1. Moving cattle

    Guidance to help increase work efficiency and reduce stress, lameness and injuries.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/moving-cattle/

  2. Dairy Stockmanship

    Milking is a key time where people and stock interact. Maximise animal health, minimise injuries to people and cows and get milking running smoothly with good dairy stockmanship.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/

  3. Training heifers

    Heifers are valuable stock and their introduction to the milking herd requires time and patience.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/training-heifers/

  4. Managing animal health

    Ensuring animal health issues are dealt with effectively is very important, particularly as herd sizes become larger.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/managing-animal-health/

  5. Drenching in the milking routine

    If done correctly the drenching process can be fitted into the normal milking routine with ease and without any substantial increase in milking times.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/drenching-in-the-milking-routine/

  6. Cluster removal

    All milkers should know how to remove clusters correctly - clusters which are left on too long result in over-milking, liner creep and teat end damage.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/cluster-removal/

  7. Teat Spraying

    Teat spraying is critical for maintaining teat skin health and controlling mastitis during lactation.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/teat-spraying/

  8. Milk Let Down

    The milk let down reflex stimulates milk flow from the alveoli in the udder into the teat canal.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/milk-let-down/

  9. Teat washing

    Teat preparation before milking can involve the cleaning and/or massaging of teats before the cups are attached.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/teat-washing/

  10. Cluster attachment

    Attaching clusters is a major part of the milking routine and if not done correctly can cause teat damage, cup slipping, and lead to mastitis.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/cluster-attachment/

  11. Dairy environs

    Creating a good dairy environment is key to an efficient milking. This includes dairy design and milker behaviour.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/dairy-environs/

  12. Multiple mobs

    Tips to manage multiple mobs in a way that will minimise their impact on the milking routine.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/managing-multiple-mobs/