Influence of facilities on cow time budgets

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dc.contributor.author Harner, Joseph P.
dc.contributor.author Smith, J.F.
dc.contributor.author Brouk, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-29T17:50:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-29T17:50:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6659
dc.description Dairy Research, 2006 is known as Dairy Day, 2006
dc.description.abstract A model was developed to evaluate the impact of facilities on cow time budgets. The model suggests that in inadequate facilities overcrowding of the facility by 25% or more resulted because occupancy rate exceeded 100%. The model also is useful in evaluating the impact of time at milking center and milk-ing frequency on cow time budget. In general, the first groups of cows through the milking parlor will have adequate time for resting, feeding, socializing, and watering. The last groups of cows through the parlor, however, do not have adequate time for these activities if the time at the milking center at each milk-ing is 2 or more hours. Reducing time at the milking center is critical when milking 3 times daily to ensure that the last groups of cows through the parlor have adequate time for normal behavioral activities once back in the housing area. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Diary Day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 07-118-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 965 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Facilities en_US
dc.subject Feedline en_US
dc.subject Freestalls en_US
dc.subject Time en_US
dc.title Influence of facilities on cow time budgets en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 55 en_US
dc.citation.spage 52 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jharner en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jfsmith en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mbrouk en_US

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