2021 Online Dairy Education Series
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Exploring Alternative Milking Intervals: Research and Experience
Altering milking intervals can help manage labor availability and other challenges on dairy farms. But are these strategies worth it? Researchers in New Zealand, lead by chief scientist Dr. Paul Edwards, are trying to answer that question. Join Paul Edwards and VT farmers Cameron Clark and Brian Howlett for an overview of current research, challenges, and on-farm experiences using alternative milking intervals. CEU PD 1.5 credits available.
Paul Edwards is a dairy scientist with DairyNZ who has been conducting research related to altering milking frequencies. Cameron Clark is a grass-fed dairy farmer in Williston, VT who currently milks her herd of 30 cows once per day. Brian Howlett recently retired from dairy farming but experimented with milking his grass-fed herd once per day.