Abstract: The number of dairy farm with milking parlor in Turkey has been increasing in the last 3 years, because of the subsidization. Evaluating milking parlor performance can be beneficial to improve milking quality and quantity. Therefore, improvement of milking performance or efficiency has been a major focus of milking parlor studies. The data presented in the study was collected on 132 farms that located in Turkey. Values were collected from dry performance testing of milking parlors, each farms parlor management software report (available for 27 farms) and conversation with dairy farmers. Some of the obtained results were; the mean value for number of cows milked per day was 76, the mean milk production was 21.4 kg/cow/day, the mean system vacuum was 43.1 kPa and the mean pulsation ratio (A+B%) was 59, 9 and some of the milking parameters results were; the mean value for average of milk flow rate was 1.75 kg min-1 and the mean value for average milking duration was 6.84 min.
E. Gonulol and F. Toruk, 2009. Evaluating of Milking Parlor Performance in Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2631-2634.