Designed to protect the key operating parts of the parlour against contamination and provide an easier-to-clean surface, a new, all-enclosed housing is available as an optional extra on new models of Fullwood herringbone and rapid exit parlours.

While bringing a streamlined look, milk meters, pulsators and pipework will be contained behind a stainless steel cabinet in the new Cleanline system, along with similar enclosures surrounding overhead milking consoles above the kick rail.

Prices will range from about £350 a point, depending on installation type (01691 627 391 pjackson@fullwood.com).