dairy design

  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. 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

    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. 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

    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/

  11. 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/

  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 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/