The Prezi’s (slide shows) presented in this theme “Raising replacements for AMS” take you through key things to consider with breeding and rearing replacements and things to consider for pre-calving training as your replacements prepare to enter the milking herd.

A much more detailed account is presented in the information sheet (on the RHS panel) titled “Raising replacements for large herd automatic milking systems”.

There are 2 Prezis in this theme.

Keeping the AMS in mind when raising replacements will ensure your heifers have a long and productive life in the herd.
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Time invested in training heifers prior to calving will pay dividends through their performance after calving.
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These Prezi’s are stand alone and can be viewed in any order. They take you through the key points to consider to maximise the proportion of replacement heifers that successfully adjust to your automatic milking system.

There are two Prezi’s related to raising replacements for AMS which cover aspects from the time a heifer calf is born until she enters the milking herd after her first calving.

Main Document

pdfRaising replacements for large herd automatic milking systems

Case Studies

pdfManaging colostrum and hospital cows
pdfInfrastructure for large herd automatic milking systems
pdfRear teat placement ABV

Further reading

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The Info Sheet library contains detailed information on a range of topics.

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AMS Case Studies: In 2013 FutureDairy conducted labour and lifestyle audits on five commercial AMS farms in Australia.