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David

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Business Manager - Stanchion and Entryline Systems at DeLaval.

Dairy herd management is easy, do the right actions, to the right cows, at the right time.

The trouble is that there are allot of actions and allot of cows and timing is the most important, if you miss a ‘heat’ then you have to wait another 21 days to get the cow in calf, one open … Continue reading

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Why do cows live longer in Stanchion / Tied up / Tie stall systems?

It seems that cows in Stanchion systems live longer than in other systems because stanchion tolerents slow walking animals (cows are in-place during milking and the operators go to them) and slow milking animals. In batch parlours slow walking and … Continue reading

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You can’t manage what you don’t measure!

The dairy farming business is like any other business, management is the key to success and data is the key to managing successfully! Stanchion barn (Tied Up / Tie stalls) dairy farmers are no different to parlour, rotary or robotic users, they … Continue reading

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