In dairy cows, increased milking frequency (MF) has a positive effect on daily milk yield (MY), providing dietary energy intake is sufficient to maintain the increase in production (Phillips et al. 1980). Short-term increases in MF during early lactation may have both an acute effect and a carry-over effect on MY once the animals have returned to less frequent milking (Hale et al. 2003). The critical period for increased MF to generate a carry-over effect on MY is within the first three weeks of lactation and may only need to be applied for as little as 14 days ... continued

R, Murney, K Stelwagen, and K Singh

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 72, Christchurch, 67-69, 2012
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