Research Article

The comparison of yield, composition and quality of cow milk depending on twice-a-day and four-times-a-day milking

Ewa Czerniawska-Piątkowska, Katarzyna Gralla, Małgorzata Szewczuk, Ewa Chociłowicz

Abstract. The aim of this study was the comparison of yield, composition and quality of cow milk depending on twice-a-day and four-times-a-day milking. The research was performed on Polish Holstein-Friesian cows of Black-and-White. It was found that milking frequency affected milk yield and composition. A higher daily milk yield was observed in winter, spring and summer for the four-times-a-day milking. Significant differences (P < 0.01) were recorded in spring and summer. Somatic cell count in milk was found to be the highest in autumn in both compared groups. The differences between groups were significant (P < 0.01). Is still necessary to have a real improvement quality of milk by following the appropriate procedures for its acquisition thereby enable the production of high-quality material.

Keywords: cows, milk composition, milking frequency, milk yield, somatic cell count

 

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Published online: 4 May 2017

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Czerniawska-Piątkowska, E., Gralla, K., Szewczuk, M., Chociłowicz, E., (2012). The comparison of yield, composition and quality of cow milk depending on twice-a-day and four-times-a-day milking. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 11(4), 21–30.