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Machine milking and mastitis. 3. Some properties of the bovine teat sphincter under machine milking conditions

Whittlestone, W.G.; Olney, G.R.

Aust. J. Dairy Tech 17(4): 205-13


Accession: 014099551

The effects on maximum milking rate of changes in the wave form and frequency of the pulsator vacuum cycle have been measured. Slowing the vacuum-atmospheric pressure change rate or "choking" the pulsator without altering the ratio has been shown to increase milking rate at low pulsator rates. Increasing the pulsator rate increases milk rate for both "choked" and "unchoked" wave forms.

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