Author: Livia Vidu (USAMV) - Date: April 9, 2018
Pictured: Sorina, the first cow in Romania to reach a production of 100.000 liters of milk
A while ago, an unusual event took place in Romania; a cow has achieved more than 100 000 liters of milk in their lifetime. This event has been a premiere for Romania, it is the first cow that produces such a large amount of milk. The name of the cow is Sorina, of the Holstein breed and was born on April 23, 2007 on the Agroserv Mariuța farm.
The Agroserv Mariuta farm collaborates with the 4D4F project team. It is a modern farm located in southern Romania, at a distance of 50 km from Bucharest. The owner and work team of Agroserv Mariuta are investing in BouMatic neck collars for the all dairy cows.
This 965 cows farm is investing €130 per collar to improve heat detection and monitor rumination with alerts going straight to the owner’s smart phone. The farm has Rotolactor milking technology from GEA (40 heads capacity = 1500 dairy cows/day), automatic recording of quantitative and qualitative milk production, management software Gea and automatic feed pusher robot Lely Juno.
Pictured: The rotary milking parlour of the Agroserv Mariuta farm
This cow, Sorina, had six calvings (3 males and 3 females). Currently, the cow has a production of 53 liters of milk per day during the first 150 days of lactation. The cow is monitored at the farm level through the neck collar through the centralized management system of the herd and the milking parlor.
Pictured: Print screen of the management software