The University of Wisconsin-Madison Milk Quality and Milking Research and Instruction Lab launched a new video series on evaluating milking performance. Throughout the series, you’ll learn how to perform various milking time tests to assess the final goal of milking cows quickly, completely and gently.

In this first episode, Dr. Doug Reinemann and researcher John Penry show you how to set up, execute and evaluate testing average claw vacuum in your milking system in a number of different ways and techniques. Measuring average claw vacuum is the most important and direct measurement of the performance of the milking machine.

Click to watch first episode