Feeding affects post-milking cow activities
Thomas A. Shultz, Tulare County
California Agriculture 39(11):29-30. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v039n11p29.
Thomas A. Shultz is Farm Advisor, Tulare County, Visalia;
When feed was abundant after milking, cows tended to eat rather than lie down, desirable behavior for feed intake and possibly mastitis reduction.
The author acknowledges John Soares, Cooperative Extension staff field assistant, and Udi Sosnik, Maddox Dairy, Burrell, California, in helping to compile data, and the following cooperating dairies: Wilbur Brothers and Felipe Ribeiro and Sons, Tulare, and Maddox Dairy.