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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 effect of stray voltage will depend on the voltage and location.

This Farming Note covers:

  • What is stray voltage?
  • Cows and stray voltage
  • The flow of electricity
  • Common sources and signs of stray voltage
  • Prevention and testing

Issued December 2011.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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