Milking System Influence on the Production of Romanian Spotted cows of Fleckvieh Type Exploited for Milk

Radu Ionel Neamţ, Florin Cristian Neciu, Ludovic Toma Cziszter, Daniela Elena Ilie, Liviu Ioan Costin, Florin Cornel Marinescu, Dinu Gavojdian, Silvia Erina

Abstract


The aim of this paper was to highlight the importance of the milking system on the milk yield and quality.Researches were carried out at the Research and Development Station for Bovine Raising Arad, on 72 RomanianSpotted cows of Fleckvieh type. The two milking systems were 1) milking at bucket in the barn (the old system) and2) milking on a 2x14 herringbone parlour (the new system). Just by changing the milking system the milk productionincreased by 330.94 kg, the total bacteria count decreased by more than 9 times, from 460495.1 ufc/ml to 49277.5ufc/ml, and the somatic cell count decreased as well from 346516.4 to 227275. Changing the milking from bucket inthe barn to the herringbone parlour increased the hygienic qualities of the milk to the standards required by the EU.

Keywords


cows; milk hygiene; milking systems; milk yield; Romanian Spotted

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