Milk Should Be Produced More Humanely By:
1: Selectively Breeding Cows To Be Healthy, Physically Sound, Hornless, And Happy.
2: Putting Limits On How Much Milk Individual Cows Can Produce Per Year.
3: Using Hormonally Induced Lactation – Instead Of Pregnancies – To Produce Milk.
Lactation in Cows, can be induced, by a 7 day course of 17β-estradiol and progesterone.
Milking can begin 2 to 3 weeks later.
[Cows and Goats could also be selectively bred to lactate from false-pregnancies.]
Hormonally induced lactation is a proven, cost-effective technology, that is already used commercially in some countries.
Hormonally induced lactation reduces costs, and culling, by even inducing barren Cows into lactation.
And, so you can reduce the number of Calves bred, to Calves needed for replacement, or herd expansion.
4: Using Sex-Sorted Semen For 90% Female Calves.
90% Female Calves, from using sex-sorted semen, means you will not have a lot of unproductive males to look after.
5: Using Robotic Milking.
Robotic milking enables Cows to walk in to be milked, whenever, and as often, as they like.
And, since Cows can be cost-effectively milked, more than twice per day, robotic milking can increase their milk production, by about 10%.
Milking, more than twice per day, also reduces mastitis, and physical injuries, due to overfull udders.
Some Cows, enjoy it so much, they come in up to 11 times per day.
But, you can program it, to bypass Cows who come back too soon.
6: Retiring Cows To Cow Sanctuaries.
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