Text and pictures: William Smits (William.Smits@Delaval.com)

Management

Dairy farming in Oceania

William Smits had the opportunity to travel around few of the main milk producing regions of New Zealand and Australia and have a closer look at the way cows are milked from the perspective of milking efficiency, milk quality and udder health. He shares his impressions and findings based on observing milking sessions and doing wet testing in 17 farms, and discussions with the farmers, the milking system dealers and his colleagues at DeLaval.

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