Prediction possibility of milk yield from udder measurements using digital image analysis on holstein cows

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00050.3    | Article Id: B-247 | Page : 388-391
Citation :- Prediction possibility of milk yield from udder measurements using digital image analysis on holstein cows.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):388-391
Address : Suleyman Demirel University, Agriculture Faculty, Department of Animal Science, 32260 Isparta, Turkey.

Abstract

A photographic survey of 43 multiparous lactating cows was carried out by recording the images between morning and evening milking time (around noon time) using digital camera from posterior angle. Images were then processed using Image Tools V.3.00 software to determine Udder measurements (UMs) of cows from the images in centimetres. The linear parameters recorded were rear udder depth (UD), rear udder width (UW) and rear udder area (UA). Regression analysis of milk yield on each of the independent variables was performed. Regression coefficients, for all UMs, taken together were 65.5%. The single regression coefficients were23.0, 0.2 and 61.0for UD, UW and UA, respectively. The correlation coefficients between milk yield and UD, UW and UA were 0.48 (P >0.05), 0.04 (P >0.05) and 0.78 (P

Keywords

Digital image analysis Holstein cows Milk yield Udder measurements.

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