Automatic Milking Systems (AMS)—Producer Surveys

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Producer surveys showed very positive results in switching from previous milking systems to AMS systems. An average of 12% more cows are able to be milked with an average of 75% less labor. Production increased 12% while SCC dropped 36%. Feeding and housing efficiencies were gained as well. In sum, Automatic Milking Systems gave a very positive quality of life and milking labor advantage over producer’s previous systems.

Keywords: ASL R2788

How to Cite: Bentley, J. A. , Tranel, L. F. , Timms, L. L. & Schulte, K. (2013) “Automatic Milking Systems (AMS)—Producer Surveys”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report. 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-739