1. Moving cattle

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

  2. 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.

  3. Training heifers

    Heifers are valuable stock and their introduction to the milking herd requires time and patience.

  4. Managing animal health

    Ensuring animal health issues are dealt with effectively is very important, particularly as herd sizes become larger.

  5. Drenching in the milking routine

    If done correctly the drenching process can be fitted into the normal milking routine with ease and without any substantial increase in milking times.

  6. Cluster removal

    All milkers should know how to remove clusters correctly - clusters which are left on too long result in over-milking, liner creep and teat end damage.

  7. Teat Spraying

    Teat spraying is critical for maintaining teat skin health and controlling mastitis during lactation.

  8. Milk Let Down

    The milk let down reflex stimulates milk flow from the alveoli in the udder into the teat canal.

  9. Teat washing

    Teat preparation before milking can involve the cleaning and/or massaging of teats before the cups are attached.

  10. Cluster attachment

    Attaching clusters is a major part of the milking routine and if not done correctly can cause teat damage, cup slipping, and lead to mastitis.

  11. Dairy environs

    Creating a good dairy environment is key to an efficient milking. This includes dairy design and milker behaviour.

  12. Multiple mobs

    Tips to manage multiple mobs in a way that will minimise their impact on the milking routine.