Dairy Technology

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Automatic Milking

A Fullwood Merlin AMS unit from the 1990s, exhibit at the Deutsches Museum in Germany Automatic milking is the milking of dairy animals, especially of dairy cattle, without human labour. Automatic milking systems (AMS), also called voluntary milking systems (VMS), were developed in the late 20th century. They have been commercially available since the early 1990s. The core of such systems that allows complete automation of the milking process… read more »


Hand milking Reindeer milking (19th century) For details about cattle milking, see Dairy. Milking is the act of removing milk from the mammary glands of cattle, water buffalo, goats, sheep and more rarely camels, horses and donkeys. Milking may be done by hand or by machine, and requires the animal to be currently or recently pregnant. The milker may refer either to the animal that produces the milk or the person… read more »

Dairy Cattle

Dairy cattle (also called dairy cows) are cattle cows bred for the ability to produce large quantities of milk, from which dairy productsare made. Dairy cows generally are of the species Bos taurus.[1] Historically, there was little distinction between dairy cattle and beef cattle, with the same stock often being used for both meat and milk production. Today, the bovine industry is more specialized… read more »