I’ve often said “I am not good with numbers but I can spot a trend.” If you take a close look at the graphic above I believe most anyone, with a little guidance, can spot the trend.
There are three color lines, red, green and blue. The green line indicates the vacuum in the claw and the blue and red indicate vacuum in two of the four liner mouthpieces.
Mouthpiece vacuum rises when teats don’t fully fill the portion of the liner inside the shell that the teat rests inside while milking. This can occur for a multitude of reasons but most common are; teats not full of milk, either from prep not being complete or from completion of milking and the lack of milk in the udder to supply the teat. [Read more…]