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Andersson, Andreas, 2010. Planering av robotstall på Gästgivaregården Blacksta. First cycle, G1E. Alnarp: SLU, Rural Buildings and Animal Husbandry (until 121231)



This work has been done to develop a plan for a future dairy barn at the
Gästgivaregården and to show the space needed for cows and replacement heifers. It
would also show the storage that will be needed. The design was largely based on results
from studies on six different farms, but also the facts that are taken from research papers
and articles in order to compare theory with practice. Because some farms only where
interviewed by phone I have used a query form to obtain comparable resultes.
The aim is to build a new barn with Automatic milking. I've drawn a milking stable for
120 milking cow and replacement heifers with the capability to house up to 140 milking
cows if the farm would expand in the future.
Calculations of feed amounts and space requirements have been made to see how many
hectares are needed to supply the cows and replacement heifers with feed and to know
about what size of storage space is required.
The investigations made in this writing are to answer questions about the AMS-unit`s
position and how to best maintain a good health status in the herd. It should also
demonstrate how to plan when to have the young calfs in the same house.
The drawing was designed to allow a good flow of livestock through the house without
having to move animals for long distances, it should also be possible to make changes in
the layout if it proves necessary in the future.
The conclusion was that the position of the AMS-unit`s was not so important as long as
the traffic around it was arranged. You should make sure that only those cows that have
a milking permit hade access to the unit. The cows should be tempted to pass through
the unit and not want to stay in the holding pen.
The health status of the herd was related to how you maintain the AMS-unit. A unit that
had been properly maintained should have a lower percent of interrupted milkings.
Interrupted milkings leads to uneven milking intervals and that may increase the risk of
milk leakage and contamination of other cows.
Recruitment up to 6 months should be kept in a private area with its own ventilation to
prevent air transmitted diseases to spread from the older animales. Allowing young
animals go in the same system as the adults animals are preferable because they are
learning how to function in that system.

Main title:Planering av robotstall på Gästgivaregården Blacksta
Authors:Andersson, Andreas
Supervisor:Hörndahl, Torsten
Examiner:Ascárd, Kristina
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G1E
Student's programme affiliation:LY007 Agricultural and Rural Management Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Rural Buildings and Animal Husbandry (until 121231)
Keywords:AMS, utrymmesbehov, stallplanering, kotrafik, utfodringsfrekvens, mjölkko
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural research
Deposited On:07 Jun 2010 09:17
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