Over half of the day can be spent on milking and related tasks. Small changes at milking time, can dramatically improve efficiency, milk quality and profitability. Milksmart tools and events provide attendees with skills and strategies to lift milking performance.
Get Milksmart today
The first step to becoming Milksmart is an efficient Milking routine. The posters below outline the main drivers of efficiency for herringbone and rotary dairies. They have been designed as training tools to help embed efficient milking processes. The smartphone-friendly QR codes at the bottom of each poster, link through to milking related training videos.
Milking Smarter - Herringbone poster
Milking Smarter - Rotary poster
MaxT (maximum milking time)
MaxT is the most efficient strategy for milking and makes the milking routine uncomplicated and enjoyable. Cows are milked to a predetermined time based on their milk volume. These guides for MaxT rotary and MaxT herringbone explain the basics of implementing MaxT.
Implementing MaxT - Herringbone poster
Implementing MaxT - Rotary poster
Maximise efficiency in your farm dairy
To further improve the efficiency of your milking system, select your farm dairy type below.
The herringbone is the most common dairy type in New Zealand and is ideally suited for small to medium herds. Find out more about maximising efficiency in your herringbone.
Rotaries make up about 32% of farm dairies in New Zealand, and have become popular due to milking efficiency in larger herds. Around 45% of the national herd is milked in a rotary.