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Why are milking procedures and teat sanitation important?
- Increase throughput (or the number of cows that can be milked
in a given period of time). This improves labor efficiency.
- Reduction in occurrence of environmental mastitis - One study
found a 50% reduction. This also assists in maintaining good bacteria
counts and somatic cell counts.
- Eliminate spread of contagious mastitis.
This chapter addresses:
- Cow environment.
- Milking procedures, including directions for developing your
own written procedures.
- Product selection tips.