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The possibilities for mechanization and automation of work during the milking process increase as an enterprise expands. The farmer has to adapt the size of his enterprise so that the new systems function profitably. Questions arise regarding the effects of the work and environment on the milker, and the acceptable comfort and safety in the different systems when considering the higher throughput rates and the greater size of the herds being milked. Ergonomics is the interdisciplinary science which investigates the different factors influencing the work assessment of man. This paper considers the physical and mental strains on the milker as well as body posture in milking parlours with high throughput rates.
some ergonomic aspects of parlour milking
Vos, H.W. 1974. SOME ERGONOMIC ASPECTS OF PARLOUR MILKING. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 16(1):45-48.
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