Stray Voltage in the Dairy Shed

Tuesday, 16th October 2012
In June 2012 MPTA hosted Dr Doug Reinemann, Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Doug is the world-renowned expert on machine milking and has spent many years researching the effects of stray voltage on dairy cows.

The outcome of his extensive research (which has been peer reviewed and published) is that stray voltage levels typically found in the dairy shed have no effect on animal behaviour and that stray voltage DOES NOT CAUSE MASTITIS in a herd.

You will find some interesting information in the links to the right:
  • Stray Voltage ad placed in the August 2012 Dairyman publication
  • A short paper that Doug presented at the NZ Milk Quality Conference in Hamilton in June 2012
  • The PowerPoint slides from Doug's presentation to MPTA Members in June 2012
  • A paper that Doug has prepared for the Veterinary Clinics of North America Journal in April 2012.

A video set of Doug's presentation to MPTA Members on Stray Voltage and Teat Condition is available for purchase from MPTA for $40.00 + gst. click here to order...