Vacuum and flow characteristics of milking machine claws
Keith R. Goff, University of Connecticut, Rockville
Robert O. Leonard, University of California, Davis.
California Agriculture 32(9):8-10. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v032n09p8.
Claws were not consistently different in their milking characteristics based on claw volume. Vacuum for teat-end massage may not be adequate at milking speeds of 15 pounds per minute and above.
Keith R. Goff is Cooperative Extension Dairy Agent, University of Connecticut, Rockville; Robert O. Leonard is Cooperative Extension Milking Management Specialist, University of California, Davis.