cow flow

  1. Cow flow

    Moving the herd to and from the dairy, as well as making sure cows are comfortable while entering and exiting the dairy are important parts of the milking process.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/

  2. Moving cattle

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

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

  3. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/rotary-design/the-rotary-entry/

  4. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/rotary-design/bail-and-cupping-area/

  5. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/rotary-design/the-rotary-exit/

  6. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/rotary-design/

  7. Track Building

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

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

  8. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/track-and-yard/

  9. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/herringbone-design/

  10. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/

  11. Dairy Stockmanship

    Milking is a key time where people and stock interact. Maximise animal health, minimise injuries to people and cows and get milking running smoothly with good dairy stockmanship.

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

  12. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/herringbone-design/herringbone-exit/

  13. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/herringbone-design/herringbone-entry/

  14. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/herringbone-design/bail-and-pit-design/

  15. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/backing-gates/

  16. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/handling-facilities/

  17. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/yard-features/

  18. 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/

  19. 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/

  20. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/track-and-yard/efficient-tracks/

  21. 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/milking-efficiently/cow-flow/track-and-yard/track-and-yard-intersection/

  22. 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/