Better Understanding of the Interface between Animals and Technology


Although international standards ensure the functionality of milking systems, they do not guarantee the health and welfare of the animals. Consequently, milking technology must be adjusted to the individual farm’s needs. This represents a major challenge for the installer of the milking system as well as for the livestock owner.

As a centre of excellence for milking technology, Agroscope thus develops methods for evaluating milking systems. Vacuum measurements in the milking cluster as well as ethological, physiological and clinical parameters are used by default at start-up to test and optimise the farm-specific settings of the milking system.

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Project title:
Basic principles for evaluating mechanised milk production

Strategic Research Field:
Smart Farming

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