Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 12 Interior layout of the milking parlour (continued)

The interior design of your dairy can make or break your operation. With some clever thinking beforehand, your dairy will become a place of pride for generations to come. Doors Because...

27 Sep 2022 · 7 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 11 – The interior and exterior layout of a milking parlour

To ensure a pleasant milking experience for the cows, farmer, workers and even visitors, it is very wise to have a look at all the factors involved and do some planning before you draw u...

27 Sep 2022 · 7 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 10 – Rapid-exit milking parlours and regulations

Rapid-exit parlours are designed to improve the efficiency of fishbone and parallel parlours. All the cows on the one side of the parlour are let out simultaneously in a direction perpen...

27 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 9 – The benefits and disadvantages of fishbone and rotating parlour structures

Fishbone milking parlour Cows enter these parlours in groups and stand at an angle to the milking pit, so that only the udder part of the cow is exposed to the labourer (Figure 1). ...

27 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 9 – The benefits and disadvantages of fishbone and rotating parlour structures

Fishbone milking parlour Cows enter these parlours in groups and stand at an angle to the milking pit, so that only the udder part of the cow is exposed to the labourer (Figure 1). ...

31 Aug 2022 · 6 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 8: Milking parlours and related structures

There is a wide variety of options to choose from when constructing a dairy parlour. These parlours are costly to build; therefore, you will mostly find them on commercial dairy farms. W...

23 Jun 2022 · 9 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 7: Planning of a dairy

The planning and construction of a successful dairy require thoughtful actions and the involvement of various knowledgeable people. Many problems and complaints about dairies come about ...

23 Jun 2022 · 6 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 6: Influence of unfavourable environmental conditions

The occurrence of wet, muddy conditions and accumulation of manure, do not only make the production of hygienic milk difficult, but also contribute to mastitis, hoof and leg problems, an...

23 Jun 2022 · 10 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 5: Prevailing weather and physical environmental requirements

Considering the biological characteristics of dairy cows and the influence of high and low temperatures on production, the climatic conditions prevailing in a certain region must be cons...

23 Jun 2022 · 7 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 4: Influence of the thermal environment

High temperatures Warm and humid weather conditions cause heat stress in dairy cows, which decreases milk production, milk quality and reproduction. The health status of the udder is al...

13 May 2022 · 6 min read
Go to Top