+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Short-interval milking as a physiological technique. I. Effect of frequent milking with the aid of oxytocin on milk and milk fat production



Short-interval milking as a physiological technique. I. Effect of frequent milking with the aid of oxytocin on milk and milk fat production



Jour Dairy Sci 41(11): 1601-1608



Thirteen Holstein cows at various stages of lactation and levels of production were milked at 2-hour intervals with the aid of oxytocin. Average daily milk production increased and fat per cent in milk was reduced for the high producers (average daily production: 60.6 lb. milk) during the 2-hour milking. Following return to twice-a-day milking, milk production returned to normal, but there was an over-compensatory increase in fat per cent. The moderate producers among the cows (average daily production 39-43 lb. milk) did not show any significant changes in milk production, fat production, or fat per cent. It is concluded that the rate of milk secretion is not altered significantly for moderate producers on changing from twice-daily milking to 2-hour milking for short total periods. The response of the high producers is explained on the basis of the effects of intramammary pressure on fat uptake by the mammary gland and on the rate of milk secretion.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 014184152

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.3168/jds.s0022-0302(58)91139-1


Related references

Effect of milking interval on milk yield and quality and the rate of recovery during subsequent frequent milking. Journal of Dairy Science 85(Suppl. 1): 6, 2002

Effect of milking interval on milk yield and quality and rate of recovery during subsequent frequent milking. Livestock Science 114(2-3): 176-180, 2008

Milking interval, milk production and milk flow-rate in an automatic milking system. Livestock Production Science 72(1/2): 157-167, 2001

Effect of different milking routines on milking-related release of the hormones oxytocin, prolactin and cortisol, and on milk yield and milking performance in Murrah buffaloes. Journal of Dairy Research 72(1): 10-18, 2005

Short-term effect of milking interval on milk production, composition and quality. Milchwissenschaft 53(3): 123-126, 1998

Association of milking interval and milk production rate in an automatic milking system. Journal of Dairy Science 101(2): 1616-1625, 2018

The effect of very frequent milking and of oxytocin on the yield and composition of milk in fed and fasted goats. Journal of Physiology 190(2): 333-346, 1967

The effect on milk production in the bovine when milking intervals were varied and intravenously administered oxytocin was used for milk ejection. J. Dairy Sci, 36: 6, 590, 1953

Feeding during milking enhances milking-related oxytocin secretion and milk production in dairy cows whereas food deprivation decreases it. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica 153(3): 309-310, 1995

The effects of daily oxytocin injections before and after milking on milk production, milk plasmin, and milk composition. Journal of Dairy Science 76(6): 1544-1549, 1993

The effect of incomplete milking or of an extended milking interval on the yield and composition of cow's milk. J Dairy Res 32(3): 237-248, 1965

Effect of milking interval on alveolar versus cisternal milk accumulation and milk production and composition in dairy ewes. Journal of Dairy Science 85(9): 2197-2206, 2002

Effect of milking and a suckling/milking combination on oxytocin and prolactin release and on milk yield in crossbred Gir X Holstein cows. Journal of Animal Science 81(Suppl. 3): 60-61, 2003

Short-interval unilateral frequent milking during early lactation of dairy cows results in acute and persistent increases in milk yield. Poultry Science 86: 240-240, 2007

The effect on the amount of residual milk of the interval between milkings, duration of milking, and delay between udder stimulation and milking. Jour Dairy Res 28(2): 123-129, 1961