MilkBot describes a lactation in terms of its scale, ramp, and persistence. These parameters control the shape of the lactation curve.

The fitting engine uses breed, parity, and any test day data points to calculate values for each parameter. These describe the lactation as a whole, and can be used to calculate expected milk at each day of the lactation as well as M305 and peak milk.

Starting with no data points, MilkBot's best guess will be the breed-parity average, but with each added point it can make an improved summary of a particular lactation

Things to do

Choose breed and parity
MilkBot knows what average production is for common breeds and parities, and will use that information to make a better guess about milk production
Click on the graph to add a point
Add a milk test point to the graph by moving the mouse pointer to the DIM/milk location on the graph, and click. The MilkBot fitter will recalculate scale, ramp, and persistence accordingly. Add more points to see how the curve is adjusted.
Move the slider controls below the gauges
You can see the effect of the change on the shape of the curve.
Remove points and start over
Reload the page to remove points, and reset to default breed and parity.