1. Blueprints and building

    Information and example dairy layouts to assist with project management.


  2. Herringbone Efficiency Calculator

    Find time savings by entering your farm details into the milking efficiency calculator.


  3. Efficient Milking Routine

    How milkers work together will determine how many cows can be milked an hour, and an efficient milking routine is especially important in large herringbone systems.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. Herringbone Entry

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


  7. 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.


  8. MaxT - Herringbone

    The MaxT strategy can increase the number of cows milked an hour in many dairies, find out more here.


  9. Herringbone

    The herringbone is the most common dairy type in New Zealand and is ideally suited for small to medium herds. Find out more about maximising efficiency in your herringbone.


  10. Operating a Herringbone

    Find out here what factors ensure your shed is operating efficiently.