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Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 16: Microcomputers and feeding systems

Good old fashioned milk recording with pen and paper was inexpensive, but it was unreliable and brought about many problems. It also increased the workload when it had to be processed into meaningful information. We are already deep into the age of microchips, scanners, large capacity, high-speed computer processors[...]

By Specialist Writer|7th March 2021|Categories: Zambia|Tags: , |

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 14 – Milking machine systems

Milk is a very sensitive product and can get stale and smelly within a very short time. Bad milk will be rejected by the buyer and cause serious financial losses. Milk should be treated in a very hygienic environment and the right products and accessories used to contain or[...]

By Specialist Writer|14th December 2020|Categories: Articles, Zambia|Tags: , |

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 12

Interior layout of the milking parlour (continued) The interior design of your dairy can make or break your operation. With some clever thinking beforehand, your dairy will become a place of pride for generations to come. Doors Because dairy buildings usually have wet floors, it is advisable to saw[...]

By Specialist Writer|5th October 2020|Categories: Zambia|Tags: , |

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 11 – The interior and exterior layout of a milking parlour

To ensure a pleasant milking experience for the cows, farmer, workers and even visitors, it is very wise to have a look at all the factors involved and do some planning before you draw up the plans of your parlour. Placing of rooms inside the milking parlour and buildings[...]

By Specialist Writer|31st July 2020|Categories: Zambia|Tags: , |

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 10 – Rapid-exit milking parlours and regulations

Rapid-exit parlours are designed to improve the efficiency of fishbone and parallel parlours. All the cows on the one side of the parlour are let out simultaneously in a direction perpendicular to the direction to which they entered the parlour. This saves the labourer time in letting out the[...]

By Specialist Writer|29th June 2020|Categories: Articles, Zambia|Tags: , |
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