|Rotary Milking Is A Proven Concept.
Rotary sheds are labour efficient dairies requiring high cow flow per hour. Cows remain very calm and the milking routine is the same for every cow, every day.
Rotary milking staff are positioned in one location for the task being performed. The operators will only leave their stations to attend to a cow or machine with a problem. Continuous cow flow makes it possible for the milker to work without any interruptions because the operator does not assist the cow flow and can totally concentrate on the essential task of milking. Rotary milkers provide very good working conditions for the operator. They offer a safe and consistent working environment. Platform entry, pre-milking work routine, milking unit attachment and cow exit are always constant.
Benefits of rotary milking
Milking efficeincy - high cow flow per hour with minimal staff
Cows are brought to the operator. The operator does not waste time walking from cow to cow.
The platform operating continuously at a constant speed controls the pace of the operators.
The platform speed is adjusted to the group’s milking ability.
Each cow is provided with equal time for milk-out.
Group size is not important. There is no problem with extra cows or short loads.
Each cow has her own stall. This stall looks the same at every milking. The cow is not affected by movements and disturbances caused by a cow in an adjacent stall.
New cows learn what to do very easily. They simply follow the previous cow on to the platform.
Rotary parlours fit very well in to a dairy layout. Cow traffic management is very easy with single entry and exit lanes. The single exit lane makes sorting to a treatment area very easy.
DeLaval offers two types of rotary milking systems – the PR (Parallel Rotary) and the AMR (Automatic Milking Rotary) that ultilises robotic arms to perform the manual tasks during milking . The cows face inwards and the milkers stand on the outside of the platform in the PR system, while the cows face out and the milkers stand on the inside of the platform in the AMR system.
During 2010, the DeLaval AMR was unveiled, this is the automatic milking rotary for larger herd sizes.