herringbone

  1. FixedT

    When MaxT is impractical, an alternative based on the average yield per milking is FixedT.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/milking-efficiently/milking-duration/fixedt/

  2. Herringbone routine

    There’s room to save time in almost all herringbone dairies, the key to improving efficiency is to use a consistent milking routine for all milkers.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/milking-efficiently/milking-routine/herringbone-routine/

  3. MaxT - rotary

    A step-by-step guide explaining the basics of implementing a maximum milking time (MaxT) in a rotary dairy.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/milking-efficiently/milking-duration/maxt-rotary/

  4. MaxT - Herringbone

    A step-by-step guide explaining the basics of implementing a maximum milking time (MaxT) in a herringbone dairy.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/milking-efficiently/milking-duration/maxt-herringbone/

  5. Milking efficiently

    Simple changes saving seconds per cow quickly add up to minutes saved per milking, and hours saved per day.

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

  6. 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/

  7. 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/

  8. Parlour model

    If you are considering replacing your dairy or doing major upgrades, use this tool to help evaluate the size and type of dairy you need.

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

  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. 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/