Dairy parlours and milking

Find out more about parlour design, parlour routine, robotic milking and efficiency to increase profitabilty.


Poorly installed parlours can cause problems from mastitis, to handling problems and impact on output and finances. Read how to avoid the pitfalls and ensure best practice.

New building work – do your ground work first


Guide to an array of gadgets to help you in the parlour, including milking clusters, tail clippers and mobile phone covers.

Gadgets to help in the parlour

Parlour tests

Maintenance and routine testing of parlour equipment is crucial for cow health and perfomance. Advice on tests and how to perform them.

Routine parlour tests and upkeep will pay dividends

Parlour routine

Hygiene, routine, calmness and timing are all key factors in any parlour routine. Advice on best practice.

Get back to basics for parlour efficiency

Rotary parlours

Many producers are moving from a herringbone system to rotary, careful managment of parlour employees is key in getting this right and ensuring a return on your investment.

Focus on staff to get the most from rotary parlours

Robotic milkers

Pros and cons and the factors you need to consider if you move to robotic milking – case study

Robotic milkers need proper consideration

Overcoming rising cell counts

Case study – How a new dairy complex overcame rising cell counts and mastitis

On-farm service helps reduce cell counts

Teat health

How to ensure good teat health in your parlour

Make sure teat liner size correct

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