Reduced labor costs when using a flow-controlled vacuum in rotary milking parlors

B.H.P. van den Borne, Carl Oskar Paulrud, Douglas J. Reinemann

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

Abstract

Current vacuum levels of milking parlors are constant and a trade-off between milk flowrate and teat health. A milk flow-controlled vacuum (FCV; DeLaval), being an increased vacuum during peak milk flow, results in a higher milk flow and therefore shorter milking duration (Reinemann et al., 2020) without negatively impacting teat health (Feierabend et al., 2020). The speed of a rotary milking parlor can thus be increased, resulting in a shorter total milking time with lower associated labor costs. This study estimated the yearly savings of decreasing the milking duration of cows in large dairy herrds with a rotary milking parlor by using a FCV system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event59th National Mastitis Council - Orlando, Florida, United States
Duration: 28 Jan 202031 Jan 2020

Conference

Conference59th National Mastitis Council
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida
Period28/01/2031/01/20

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reduced labor costs when using a flow-controlled vacuum in rotary milking parlors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this