Cumbria-based Mobile Milking Services, which specialises in providing mobile parlours while on-farm units are being revamped, has developed a smaller version suitable for milking herds with up to 100 cows.
Designed to milk 35 to 45 cows/hr, the mobile milking parlour can be transported to the farm in two halves and then erected as a 10/10 herringbone format.
A key benefit with the parlour is said to be its lower hire cost compared with the larger models -£200/week rather than £350/week.
The 10/10 mobile parlour adopts the same specification as the larger units, including modern, direct-to-line milking equipment. The parlour takes half a day to set up on the farm, according to Mobile Milking Services.