Low Cost Parlors and Automatic Milking Systems Education Program

dc.contributor.author Bentley, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Lager, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Tranel, Larry
dc.contributor.author Timms, Leo
dc.date 2018-08-25T20:16:06.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:35:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T23:35:07Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2014-02-09
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Same day surveys of 17 on-farm tour and workshops (580 attendees) show very significant increases (~90%) in knowledge in areas of: Cost of Low Cost Parlor versus Other Milking Systems; Ergonomics of Low Cost Milking Parlors; Design Parameters of Low Cost Milking Parlors; and Labor Efficiency of Low Cost Milking Parlors. Post surveys of the Automatic milking systems (AMS) workshops also showed very significant increases in knowledge (>130%) of the Economics of AMS systems. 91% replied the workshops were of high value to them.</p> <p>16 producers who received an individual farm visit follow-up responded to a post survey. 82% responded yes that as a result of Extension’s promotion, fact sheets, seminars, workshops, farm tours and/or individual consultation, they have made a decision to install (or not install) a low cost parlor or a robotic milking system. 46% have already installed; 33% are presently installing; and 21% will install in the future. 6 installed a robotic milking system; 8 installed a low cost parlor; and 3 installed an “other type” of milking system change. 7 producers felt the individual farm visits were worth an average of $49,549 due to profits realized from making changes to their operation.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol660/iss1/44/
dc.identifier.articleid 1988
dc.identifier.contextkey 5090786
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1164
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dc.identifier.submissionpath ans_air/vol660/iss1/44
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/9052
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Animal Science Research Reports
dc.relation.ispartofseries ASL R2879
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Dairy Science
dc.subject.keywords Animal Science
dc.title Low Cost Parlors and Automatic Milking Systems Education Program
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dairy
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