TABLE 1:

Percentages of responding farm managers to questions related to the management of late lactating cows (n=93)

Survey question and answer categoryPercentages
What kind of milking system are you using?
 Milking parlour89.2
 Rotary parlour5.4
 Milking robot3.2
 Pipeline milking system2.2
How often are cows milked per day?
 Once daily1.1
 Twice daily96.7
 Three times daily or more2.2
What do you feed cows in late lactation?
 Total mixed ration49.5
 Roughage mix+concentrate50.5
 Concentrate per hand41.1
 Concentrate per automat8.8
Do you feed cows individually according to milk yield?
 Yes31.2
 No68.8