Milk yield of cows in some European countries and the implementation of automatic milking systems
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Production Engineering, Nowoursynowska Str. 166, PL02-787 Warsaw, Poland
research study addresses the problem of implementing progress in agricultural
production. This problem was developed on the basis of equipping farms with
automatic milking systems (AMS). Different forms of progress can be identified
on a dairy farm, including technical progress
represented by AMS and biological progress expressed by milk yield of cows. The
purpose of this research study was to compare whether the milk yield of
cows in certain European countries meets the requirements for utilizing the milking
potential of automatic milking systems. The study used information on the
suggested amount of milk that an one-stall milking robot should milk per year.
The second group of data was the annual milk yield of cows in the European Union countries and Great Britain. In eight
countries, the annual milk yield of cows was in the range of 8,601–10,600 kg.
It was found that in 2020, in these eight countries of the European Union, the
milk yield of cows was at a level that meets the performance requirements of