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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci > Volume 8(5); 1995 > Article
Animal Products
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1995;8(5): 471-476.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1995.471    Published online October 1, 1995.
Relationship between milking frequency and udder capacity in friesian and jersey cows
M. A. Alshaikh, M. S. Salah, H. S. aljobeile
Abstract
The relationship between udder maximum capacity(36-h accumulated milk yield) and the response of dariy cows(average producers) to thrice-daily milking was studied in 25 Friesian and 15 Jersey cows using the technique f half-udder study. Maximum half-udder capacity(actual yield) s well as whole udder capacity(estimated by udder measurements) was not altered significantly after 12-day thrice-daily milking period compared with a similar twice-daily effect of breed, season of the year or stage of lactation was observed on the above relationship. Hours-worth of capacity was higher with increased milking frequeny, with Jersey than Friesian. These results suggest that udder capacity is not a limiting factor in increased milk production.
Keywords: Udder Capacity; Milking Frequency; Season and Stage of Lactation


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