Journal cover Journal topic
Archives Animal Breeding Archiv Tierzucht
Journal topic

Journal metrics

IF value: 0.991
IF0.991
IF 5-year value: 1.217
IF 5-year
1.217
CiteScore value: 2.0
CiteScore
2.0
SNIP value: 1.055
SNIP1.055
IPP value: 1.27
IPP1.27
SJR value: 0.425
SJR0.425
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 28
Scimago H
index
28
h5-index value: 13
h5-index13
Supported by
Logo Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology Logo Leibniz Association
Volume 47, issue 3
Arch. Anim. Breed., 47, 211–224, 2004
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-47-211-2004
© Author(s) 2004. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Arch. Anim. Breed., 47, 211–224, 2004
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-47-211-2004
© Author(s) 2004. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  10 Oct 2004

10 Oct 2004

The influence of calf rearing methods and milking methods on performance traits of crossbred dairy cattle in Thailand – 1. Milk yield and udder health

N. Boonbrahm, K. J. Peters, and W. Intisang N. Boonbrahm et al.
  • Department of Animal Breeding in the Tropics and Subtropics, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt University-Berlin, Philippstr. 13, Haus 9, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Abstract. Forty crossbred (75–87.5% HF) dairy cows were included in a 2 x 2 factorial experiment composed of hand milking (HM) or machine milking (MM), and artificial rearing (bucket feeding, BR) or restricted suckling (RS). Calf suckling and milk feeding was done until 84 days postpartum. Milking was continued until the end of lactation. MM cows had a significantly (p < 0.05) higher daily saleable milk production (SMP) (7.49 vs. 6.97 kg/day), daily total milk production (TMP) (8.60 vs. 7.96 kg/day) and total lactation milk yield (TLMY) (2297.72 vs. 2137.41 kg) than HM cows. The RS cows had a significantly (P < 0.001) higher TLMY (2455.46 vs. 1979.68 kg), annual total milk yield (ATMY) (2277.23 vs. 1970.73 kg), lactation saleable milk yield (LSMY) (2165.90 vs. 1724.64 kg), annual saleable milk yield (ASMY) (2035.21 vs. 1721.17 kg) and daily saleable milk production (SMP) (7.98 vs. 6.47 kg/day) than the BR cows. The MM cows showed a significantly (p < 0.001) higher somatic cell score (SCS) than their HM herdmates throughout the study period. The BR cows exhibited a significantly (p < 0.001) higher SCS than RS cows

Download
Citation