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Good platform design in dairy farming keeps both cows and people safe, while enhancing cow flow into the dairy. The page you read explains the benefits of designing platforms correctly, such as decreasing animal health costs by reducing injuries and increasing worker safety. It details specific requirements for the height, breast rail, and other aspects of the platform, as well as considerations for the D-gate and cups-on area design. Following these guidelines ensures the smooth operation of the dairy, the comfort of the workers, and the well-being of the cows.
Good platform design can help keep cows and people safe and it helps cow flow into the dairy.
The benefits of good platform design include:
The D-gate is positioned between the platform entry and platform exit. Its primary purpose is to protect cows that have not exited completely from being crushed.
It is important the cups-on area is well set up to maximise cow flow and provide a comfortable work environment for the milker.