yards

  1. Efficient Tracks

    Well designed, constructed and maintained tracks will save you time and money. Find out here what makes a perfect track.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/efficient-tracks/

  2. Track and yard intersection

    The surface of the yard is different to the track and it can be a common problem area for cows. The intersection needs to be well designed and maintained.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/track-and-yard-intersection/

  3. Yard Features

    Well designed and maintained yards maximise cow flow, eliminate the need for milkers to leave the pit, and minimise lameness.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/yard-features/

  4. Backing gates

    If a backing gate is well designed and used correctly it can help to improve cow flow into the dairy.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/backing-gates/

  5. Yard cleaning

    Reducing the time spent washing yards requires an efficient routine and careful design of holding yard and wash down systems.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/yard-cleaning/

  6. Yard and handling facilities

    Well integrated cattle handling facilities make completing animal health tasks more efficient and safer for stock handlers and cows.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/yard-and-handling-facilities/

  7. Track and Yard

    Moving the herd to and from the dairy is an important part of the milking process, it affects animal welfare and milking efficiency.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/

  8. Track Building

    Understanding the principles and process involved in building a track should help when dealing with contractors.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/milking/track-and-yard/efficient-tracks/track-building/