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xxx M. Gaworski, A. Leola, H. Kiiman, O. Sada, P. Kic and J. Priekulis
Assessment of dairy cow herd indices associated with different milking systems
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Assessment of dairy cow herd indices associated with different milking systems

M. Gaworski¹*, A. Leola², H. Kiiman², O. Sada², P. Kic³ and J. Priekulis⁴

¹Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Department of Production Management and Engineering, Nowoursynowska str. 164, PL02-787 Warsaw, Poland
²Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Technology, Fr.R. Kreutzwaldi 56, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
³Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Engineering, Kamycka 129, CZ16521 Prague 6, Czech Republic
⁴Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Engineering, Cakstes blvd. 5, LV-3001 Jelgava, Latvia
*Correspondence: marek_gaworski@sggw.pl

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The objective of the research was to find whether any differences exist between cattle herds operated by certain milking installations. The cattle herds were studied not only by herd size but also by certain data, like annual milk yield, age and number of lactations. Data collected on dairy farms that operate pipeline milking systems, milking parlours and automatic milking systems were analysed. These farms are situated in three Baltic States. The investigated Estonian dairy farms indicated a decreased tendency in the prevalence of disease cases for udder diseases with an increase in cow herd size. An index of cow production potential was proposed to compare different (including number of lactations) group of cows in dairy farms.

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223-230 M. Gaworski, and A. Leola
Comparison of dairy potential in Europe and its effect on assessment of milking systems
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Comparison of dairy potential in Europe and its effect on assessment of milking systems

M. Gaworski¹,* and A. Leola²

¹Department of Production Management and Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska str. 164, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
²Institute of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 56, EE51014 Tartu, Estonia
*Correspondence: marek_gaworski@sggw.pl

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The development of milking systems is one of the most important examples proving the dynamic improvement of dairy production on the basis of a technical infrastructure. Farm milking systems incorporate many technical solutions—this provides a basis for analysing and assessing different milking systems in use today. Milking systems can be evaluated on the basis of a set of data and indices directly connected with the work of milking installations. The purpose of the analysis is to show how different kind of milking systems can be assessed in view of milk and its selected features, especially the value of the milk.

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215-222 M. Gaworski, and A. Leola
Effect of technical and biological potential on dairy production development
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Effect of technical and biological potential on dairy production development

M. Gaworski¹,* and A. Leola²

¹Department of Production Management and Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska str. 164, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland; *Correspondence: marek_gaworski@sggw.pl 2Institute of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 56, EE51014 Tartu, Estonia

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Dairy production ranks among the most important agricultural activities in many European countries. The general potential of dairy production is created by technical, biological, economic and technological potential. Each unit potential decides about global effectiveness of dairy production including farm as well as national scale. The paper aimed at analyzing importance of some potential in the dairy production development. The significance of technical and biological potential in the dairy production development was indicated, taking into account data coming from Estonian and Polish farms as well as national dairy production systems in two European countries.

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