Milking time planner
Use this tool to estimate/assess the effect of different flexible milking times on milking intervals, weekly schedules and production.
Milk production predictions are based on an experiment run in September-October in Canterbury, which will differ from the production levels on your farm. However, by using the sliders to change milking times, you will be able to assess the magnitude of the effect on predicted production.
Farmer experience suggests a key point to note is that improved intervals can result in a more engaged farm team, with less fatigue and improved farm management, making it less likely the small differences stated here will be detected on a commercial farm.
For context, the predicted TAD production in this experiment was 1.99 kg MS/cow.