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Grazing Soybean to Increase Voluntary Cow Traffic in a Pasture-based Automatic Milking System
- Clark, C.E.F. (Dairy Science Group, The University of Sydney) ;
- Horadagoda, A. (Dairy Science Group, The University of Sydney) ;
- Kerrisk, K.L. (Dairy Science Group, The University of Sydney) ;
- Scott, V. (Dairy Science Group, The University of Sydney) ;
- Islam, M.R. (Dairy Science Group, The University of Sydney) ;
- Kaur, R. (Dairy Science Group, The University of Sydney) ;
- Garcia, S.C. (Dairy Science Group, The University of Sydney)
- Received : 2013.07.18
- Accepted : 2013.09.16
- Published : 2014.03.01
Pasture-based automatic milking systems (AMS) require cow traffic to enable cows to be milked. The interval between milkings can be manipulated by strategically allocating pasture. The current experiment investigated the effect of replacing an allocation of grazed pasture with grazed soybean (Glycine max) with the hypothesis that incorporating soybean would increase voluntary cow traffic and milk production. One hundred and eighty mixed age, primiparous and multiparous Holstein-Friesian/Illawarra cows were randomly assigned to two treatment groups (n = 90/group) with a
Automatic Milking System;Cow Traffic;Pasture;Soybean
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