Increasing milking frequency in fresh cows: milk characteristics and reproductive performance

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dc.contributor.author Stevenson, Jeffrey S.
dc.contributor.author Shirley, John E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-10T17:36:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-10T17:36:59Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6875
dc.description.abstract Increased milking frequency during partial or whole lactations increases milk yields, but generally reduces percentages of milk fat and protein. Because of greater milk volume, total fat and protein are not reduced. Combining bovine somatotropin (bST) with increased milking frequency is additive. In other words, milk increases in response to both factors. In some studies, increased milking frequency during early lactation improves udder health, as evidenced by reduced somatic cell scores. Reproductive efficiency generally declines when examined on whole herd basis. When examined in single herds with or without bST, pregnancy rates may not be reduced because of increased milking frequency, and in some cases may be improved. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Diary Day, 2003 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 04-129-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 919 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Milking frequency en_US
dc.subject Milk yields en_US
dc.subject Reproductive performance en_US
dc.title Increasing milking frequency in fresh cows: milk characteristics and reproductive performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2003 en_US
dc.citation.epage 53 en_US
dc.citation.spage 51 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2003
dc.contributor.authoreid jss en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jshirley en_US


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