U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center Webinar Series
The implications of precision milking management on lowering greenhouse gas emissions and improving productivity in dairy cattle
Dr. Lizzy French
Research Animal Scientist
Wednesday, June 1 at 3 p.m. CDT
646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271
Abstract: Automatic milking systems (AMS) have settings controlling milking frequency and feed allocations, increasing the ability to meet the cow’s production potential. The ability to control milking frequency according to stage of lactation and/or production is termed precision milking. Additionally, AMS farms can implement precision feeding practices by allowing multiple feeds, targeting specific nutrients, to be fed that meet the cow’s physiological requirements. Understanding the implications of AMS settings, and nutrient and forage profiles of the partial mixed ration on animal health, welfare, and greenhouse gas emissions is needed to be further elucidated.