CowsMilkFarmingHow much milk does a cow produce in one day?Ray Prock, My farm makes nearly 4000 gallons of the white stuff a day.Answered 363w ago · Upvoted by Tim Zweber, 4th generation dairy farmer and lover of all dairy products but bleu cheeseOn our farm our cows average between 8-9 gallons of milk per day depending on weather. The highest producing cows at the beginning of their lactation can produce 15-17 gallons of milk per day.
Other factors weigh heavily on the amount of milk given such as breed and genetics. Milk contains what in dairy farming is referred to as components (fat, protein, lactose and other minerals such as calcium) cows with higher components tend to have lower volumes of milk. Traditionally Jersey cows have higher components and less volume than Holstein cows. You can also refer to the question How is 2% fat milk made? for more information.
Your response is private.Is this answer still relevant and up to date?YesNoAndy Katzman, Never waste a mealUpdated 359w ago · Upvoted by Tim Zweber, 4th generation dairy farmer and lover of all dairy products but bleu cheese · Author has 167 answers and 296k answer viewsAn interesting fact is that milk production per cow has been increasing steadily. In 2005, average daily production of a dairy cow in the US was 53.
6 lbs (6.2 gallons). In 2009, it was 56.4 lbs (6.6 gallons). This is an increase of just over 5%. This trend has been going on for decades. There are a lot of reasons for the increase, including breeding, increased milking (3x a day instead of 2x at some dairies), antibiotics, hormones. (I am not saying this is a good thing)There is also lots of variance in milk production by breed, weather, etc.
Just as an example, California cows on average produce 7% more milk per day than the US average, while cows in Louisiana produce around half the US average. Also, Jersey cows produce less milk than Holsteins (though Jersey milk is higher in protein and fat which means they could be better for cheese production).Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture, 2009 Dairy Statistics: http://www.
cdfa.ca.gov/dairy/pdf...Your response is private.Is this answer still relevant and up to date?YesNoJonathan Xumo Chen, :>Updated 399w ago · Upvoted by Tim Zweber, 4th generation dairy farmer and lover of all dairy products but bleu cheeseOn average, a cow will produce 6-7 gallons of milk per day.source: http://dairyfarmingtoday.org/Dai...Your response is private.Is this answer still relevant and up to date?YesNoKarin Lindquist, Bovine enthusiast; Raised & worked with cows and cattle, mainly beef breeds.
Updated 99w ago · Author has 360 answers and 720.6k answer viewsIt depends on the breed. Holsteins will produce around 75 pounds or 9 gallons of milk a day. Jerseys will produce around 21 pounds or 2.5 gallons a day. Angus cows will produce only around 10 pounds a day (1.2 gallons a day), and Herefords a little less. The two former breeds (Holstein and Jersey) are dairy cattle, and the latter two breeds (Angus and Hereford) are beef cattle.
Aishwarya KrishnanAnswered 119w agoIt totally depends on the breeds of cows used for milking. Dairy cow milk yield has increased from an average of 3,750 litres per cow per year (12 litres/21 pints per day) in the 1970s to 7,445 litres (24.5 litres/42 pints per day). One of the highest yielding cow breed is Dutch Holstein Friesian cows. These are foreign breed of cows but are used by some of the renowned brands like Pride of cows in Pune.
I happened to visit their farm and have a look at the milking process which is totally zero hand touching approach. This video will definitely give you a brief of milking process and amount of milk produced daily by these cows .Nick Gann, Work on a farm in SW MissouriAnswered 83w agoI work on a grade A dairy that was started by my grandfather, located out in SW Missouri. Our dairy cows produce about 60 pounds a day, which is very good.
We milk all Holsteins and the herd is about 120 head. We use a rotational grazing system which means we put them in a paddock for the day until they are ready to be milked (twice a day). After each cow has been milked we turn them out into a different paddock so they don’t eat down one area too much. We are a smaller dairy, so our cows don’t stand on concrete all day like these commercial farms do.
And of course our brown cows produce all the chocolate milk……See Also: Facts About Cow Milk
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The private sector can collaborate with the government in genetic upgradation and dairy extension services India has the world’s largest livestock population — 58 per cent of buffaloes and 15 per cent of cattle. Owing to this huge bovine stock, though India has managed to attain numero uno position in milk production, the full potential of Indian milch herd remains unattained. Over the last three decades (1982 to 2012), average productivity of Indian cattle and buffaloes has grown from 1.
9 to 3.9 kg per day, and from 3.7 to 6.2 kg per day, respectively. The average daily milk yield for crossbred cattle is better at 7.1 kg per day, but still significantly lesser than the best of global standards — UK, US and Israel are at 25.6, 32.8 and 38.6 kg per day, respectively. The major causes of low productivity in India are both intrinsic (low genetic potential) and extrinsic (poor nutrition/feed management, inferior farm management practices, ineffective veterinary and extension services and inefficient implementation of breed improvement programmes).
Breeding initiatives Government initiatives such as the National Project on Cattle & Buffalo Breeding (NPCBB) have contributed significantly to strengthening artificial insemination (AI) services. But lack of focus on progeny testing due to unavailability of technical manpower, small herd size and inefficient implementation has been an impediment. AI services cover only 25 per cent of dairy animals.
Further, over the years, emphasis has been on crossbreeding, with limited attention to improvement of indigenous breeds. For developing sustainable breeding strategies it is also necessary to have comprehensive national level mapping and database development on number of species of livestock and their breeds, available animal genetic resources, breeding infrastructure and development facilities. Cross-breeding with high yielding exotic breeds should be encouraged in areas with adequate facility for feed and fodder as well as suitable agro-climatic conditions.
Genetic upgradation by way of breeding non-descript cattle with defined indigenous breeds needs to be encouraged in resource deficient areas. Need based import of live animals and germ plasm (semen and embryos) needs to be debated and facilitated, amidst adoption of scientific bio security measures. Feed management With rapidly shrinking land and natural resources, availability and quality of feed and fodder is increasingly becoming a challenge.
The current deficit of green fodder and concentrates is 34 per cent. Further, there is a supply demand gap for quality forage seeds as well. Imbalanced nutrition due to lack of farmers’ knowledge about appropriate use of existing feed resources is also a major factor responsible for low livestock productivity. The Ration Balancing Programme of NDDB and Accelerated Fodder Development Programme of the Government are commendable initiatives to ensure better feed availability and improved nutrition.
Application of newer technology to produce large scale feed blocks, feed enzymes and other innovative feed resources, needs to be enhanced. Development of an innovative silage business model by way of partnerships amongst seed companies, operations service providers (for baling and supply chain functions) and rural retail channels can be a significant step in this direction. Veterinary services High quality veterinary services are an important enabler for enhancing milk yield.
But currently due to unavailability of trained manpower and lack of mobility (veterinary service requirements are normally on short notice and require attendance in a limited time window at farm doorstep), the services provided are not able to create desired impact. An authentic, concurrently updated database for prevalence and emergence of diseases is essential for identification, onward prevention and control.
A fairly large infrastructure of vaccine and diagnostic production units, semen stations and AI breeding farms that is largely owned by the government, can be more efficiently utilised by way of appropriate participation of the private sector. Farm management practices Adoption of better farm management practices and automation helps in reducing operational cost and improving milk quality as well as productivity.
Here, collaborative and innovative dairy farming models have a critical role to play. There is a need for devising and implementing low cost technologies (for feeding, healthcare diagnostics, cow comfort and milking) that are suited to Indian dairy farming, thereby improving yields. Effective delivery of extension services is critical to achieve higher milk productivity. Extension activities also need to address farmer education on preventive measures, improved animal feeding and farm management practices.
Currently, less than 1 per cent of the total plan budget for the animal husbandry sector is allocated for extension activities. Progressive farmers also need to be trained to act as extension agents for disseminating technical knowledge. India’s success in attaining leadership and contributing 17 per cent to the global milk production has been achieved more on the strength of milch animal numbers and less on the back of yield improvements.
But in order to meet the impending supply demand gap, it has become imperative to focus on improving productivity. A significantly spruced up breeding programme, efficient feed management interventions, broad-basing the scale and scope of veterinary services, adoption of superior farm management practices and an efficient extension network are the five pillars on which the dairy sector shall be efficiently poised to achieve the full potential of the Indian dairy herd.
The writer is managing director & CEO, Yes Bank and president, Assocham (This article was published on March 26, 2014) Please enter your email. Thank You. Newsletter has been successfully subscribed.