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Nighttime management of dairy cows

Feed the right amount of night food: Cows are ruminants, with a large intake and fast digestion. In addition to feeding a sufficient amount of forage during the day, you should also feed the right amount of forage at night around 10 o'clock, but not too much so as not to cause indigestion, and then let them drink enough water, drinking water to keep them warm in winter and cool in summer. This will not only meet the physical consumption needs of cows, but also enhance their resistance to adversity and make milk production significantly higher.
Brush the cow's body at night: Every night around 10 o'clock, before milking, use a brush to brush the cow's body from top to bottom, from front to back, meticulously once, which can keep the cow's fur clean and shiny, but also promote blood circulation, regulate body temperature, make the cow comfortable overnight, which can improve milk production.
Extend the light time: white fluorescent lighting can be used to extend the light from the original 9-10 hours to 13-14 hours, which can improve the cow's feed utilization rate and increase milk production.
Keep the night quiet: Cows like a quiet environment, especially at night when they are afraid of being disturbed. If they are suddenly frightened at night, this can lead to a decrease in milk production and an increase in milk acidity.
Pay attention to the cold and warmth at night: The most suitable ambient temperature for cows is 8-21℃. In winter, attention should be paid to cold and warmth at night, and in summer, cooling work should be done.
Strengthen udder massage: many dairy farms have the habit of milking once at night. If you insist on massaging the cow's udder with warm water before milking, you can increase milk production by about 10%.
To put the sleeping mattress well: cows lie down for a long time at night, if they are allowed to lie down on the wet and hard ground all night, it will not only affect the milk production, but also easily lead to certain diseases. Therefore, every night after milking the cows, the barn should be cleaned of manure, and then a layer of soft grass in the place where the cows lie down, so that they sleep comfortably in a clean and dry environment
Increase nighttime activities: Cattle farmers with conditions can drive cows to the outdoor field for about 1 hour at night around 12:00, but do not go out in bad weather, which can improve the cows' digestive capacity, increase their appetite and improve milk production.
Make good observation at night: Most cows start to come into heat at night. Breeders should seize this critical moment in the second half of the night to carefully check the cow's heat, rest, breathing and mental condition, and deal with any problems in time to prevent the cow from prolonging the empty period and affecting milk production due to poor observation.