You can achieve maximum water intake with good quality clean water and easy access to the drinkers. Over 85% of milk is water. The more water your cows drink, the more milk you get. Water light and air are the cheapest feed!
In a survey we found that half of the farms have very poor quality shitty water. Because of not regular cleaning or because of bad systems with communicating drinkers where the low connecting pipeline is full of dirt. On this bad half of the farms they found too many bacteria, high iron, sulphate etc.
The solution is again very simple:
clean your troughs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday after milking as a routine. Also use a brush to clean it properly, because the slimy rims are growing many bacteria. This is how the better farms assure water intake. And again, this cleaning time is paid back in litres milk…
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Topics: do they drink enough water? How many liters do they need? Tip tanks, open drinkers with quick plugs, double fast drinkers. Drinkers in the milk parlour. Temperature of the water? Shitting in the drinkers. Position in the barn. Water immediately after calving