dairy design

  1. Cow flow

    Moving the herd comfortably to, from, and within the dairy is an important part of the milking process.

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

  2. Blueprints and building

    Information and example dairy layouts to assist with project management.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/new-dairies-and-technology/blueprints-and-building/

  3. The Rotary Entry

    Improve cow flow and milking efficiency by ensuring the connection between the yard and inside of the dairy is well designed.

    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

    Dairy exit races 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. 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/

  8. New Dairies and Technology

    Considering an update or replacing your dairy? Check out our guides for help with decision-making, example blueprints and info about various technologies.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/new-dairies-and-technology/

  9. Do you need an upgrade?

    Big projects often require a large outlay. Check out our helpful advice and tips here.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/new-dairies-and-technology/do-you-need-an-upgrade/

  10. Herringbone Exit

    Exit races should be designed to enable easy drafting and ensure cows can leave the platform quickly and safely.

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

  11. Herringbone Entry

    The connection between the yard and the inside of the dairy should be designed to encourage cows to enter, and improve cow flow.

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

  12. 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/

  13. Dairy environments

    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-environments/