n The Dairy Mail - No more shocks to the hocks! From the parlour : technology

Volume 16, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Stray voltage arises when one area of the farm dairy is at a different potential than another. This includes areas such as yards, floors, rails and milking machines. Cows that come into contact with two areas at different voltage - farm dairy, milking machine or milker - get an electric shock and become frightened. The result is skittish cows and slow, difficult milkings.

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