cow flow

  1. Moving cattle

    Guidance to help increase work efficiency and reduce stress, lameness and injuries.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/moving-cattle/

  2. The Rotary Entry

    The connection between the yard and the inside of the dairy should be designed to encourage cows to enter, read more here.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/rotary/rotary-design/the-rotary-entry/

  3. Bail and Cupping Area

    Good platform design can help keep cows and people safe and it helps cow flow into the dairy.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/rotary/rotary-design/bail-and-cupping-area/

  4. The Rotary Exit

    The design of dairy exit races can have a big impact on how quickly cows leave the milking platform, and how easily they can be drafted.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/rotary/rotary-design/the-rotary-exit/

  5. Rotary Design

    Making sure cows are comfortable while entering and exiting the dairy as well as during milking, will have big benefits for cow flow and efficiency.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/rotary/rotary-design/

  6. Track Building

    Understanding the principles and process involved in building a track should help when dealing with contractors.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/efficient-tracks/track-building/

  7. Track and Yard

    Moving the herd to and from the dairy is an important part of the milking process, it affects animal welfare and milking efficiency.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/

  8. Herringbone Design

    Making sure cows are comfortable while entering and exiting the dairy as well as during milking, will have big benefits for cow flow and efficiency.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/herringbone/herringbone-design/

  9. Yard and handling facilities

    Well integrated cattle handling facilities make completing animal health tasks more efficient and safer for stock handlers and cows.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/

  10. Dairy Stockmanship

    Good dairy stockmanship not only improves animal health and production, it helps ensure a safe and efficient work environment for the whole team.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/

  11. Herringbone Exit

    The design of dairy exit races can have a large effect on how quickly cows leave the milking platform, and how easily they can be drafted.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/herringbone/herringbone-design/herringbone-exit/

  12. Herringbone Entry

    The connection between the yard and the inside of the dairy should be designed to encourage cows to enter, read more here.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/herringbone/herringbone-design/herringbone-entry/

  13. Bail and Pit

    The design of the milking bail, pipework and pit are important factors in welfare and ensuring good cow flow into the dairy.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/herringbone/herringbone-design/bail-and-pit-design/

  14. Backing gates

    If a backing gate is well designed and used correctly it can help to improve cow flow into the dairy.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/backing-gates/

  15. Handling facilities

    Well integrated cattle handling facilities make it quicker and safer to complete animal health tasks for both stock handlers and cows.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/handling-facilities/

  16. Yard Features

    Well designed and maintained yards maximise cow flow, eliminate the need for milkers to leave the pit, and minimise lameness.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/yard-features/

  17. Training heifers

    Heifers are valuable stock and their introduction to the milking herd requires time and patience.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/training-heifers/

  18. Dairy environs

    Creating a good dairy environment is key to an efficient milking. This includes dairy design and milker behaviour.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/dairy-environs/

  19. Efficient Tracks

    Well designed, constructed and maintained tracks will save you time and money. Find out here what makes a perfect track.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/efficient-tracks/

  20. Track and yard intersection

    The surface of the yard is different to the track and it can be a common problem area for cows. The intersection needs to be well designed and maintained.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/track-and-yard-intersection/

  21. Multiple mobs

    Tips to manage multiple mobs in a way that will minimise their impact on the milking routine.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/dairy-stockmanship/managing-multiple-mobs/