Table 1

Description of the six dairy farms in the study.

Description des six fermes laitières étudiées.

Dairy farm Classification of milking parlor operations Milking parlor configuration (design) Number of cows milked Number of milking units Number of milkers
1 No stanchion (manual) system and no stanchion (tethering) system 50 1 2 males
2 No stanchion (manual) system 12 1 male
3 Stanchion (tethering) system Parallel 10 2 1 male and 1 female
4 Stanchion (tethering) system Parallel 10 1 1 male
5 Stanchion (tethering) system Herringbone 32 2 1 male and 1 female
6 No stanchion (manual) system 20 1 male

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