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Robotic Milking Farming Note

Robotic Milking Farming Note

In Holland, around 15% of dairy farms milk through robots. Sales of robots in the UK are a long way behind this, but it is an increasing market. Dairying is a difficult s...

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Segregation Gates Farming Note

Segregation Gates Farming Note

Segregating cows out of the herd during milking can be a time consuming and frustrating process. A well sited drafting system will segregate cows with little disruption t...

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Simple Parlour Checks Farming Note

Simple Parlour Checks Farming Note

The milking parlour is the hardest working machine on most farms yet it rarely gets the attention it deserves. A poorly functioning parlour will increase the risk of mast...

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Stray Voltage Farming Note

Stray Voltage Farming Note

Stray voltage on a dairy unit is a relatively common occurrence and can affect the profitability of the milking herd through increased herd stress and agitation. The effe...

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Teat Condition

Teat Condition

Maintaining good teat condition is a crucial line of defence against mastitis, as opportunistic pathogenic infection via the teat canal is one of the most common causes. ...

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Understanding Your Parlour Farming Note

Understanding Your Parlour Farming Note

A poorly functioning parlour will damage teats, increase the risk of mastitis and slow milking time. Understanding your parlour is critical to optimise milking and cow...

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