Why to choose a Rotary milking system
Dairy Advice | 21 juin 2019
Most milking in the developed world is done using milking machines & Milking systems . During milking process, Milking clusters are attached to the cow’s or goat’s teats in order to extract the milk.
The milk is filtered and cooled before being added to a large bulk tank of milk for storage.
For sheep and goats there are 3 types of milking systems : Rapid exit , Cascade and Rotary
Rotary is the type of milking system with higher-perfromance and is usually addressed to large dairy farms . It helps every stock- breeder to get rid of endless hours of milking and ensures a continuous flow of milking, without interruptions.
During its operation , animals enter and exit the Rotary milking system continuously & milker is standing at the center of the platform , attaching milking clusters & simultaneously controling the entire process through Rotary control panel .
Below you can check the performance table of the different types of milking systems available :
a) When Automatic cluster remover System is integrated on a Rotary installation, only 1 milker is needed for milking process.
b) Rotary is the type of Milking parlor with highest yields & minimum required milkers ( 1-2) for its proper functioning no matter what is the size of the parlour .
c) Rotary parlors can milk twice the number of animals comparing to Rapid exit & Linear parlors with the same number of milking units
a) When Automatic cluster remover system is integrated on a Rapid exit installation, only half milker are needed for milking process (from the shown numbers)
a) When Automatic cluster remover system is integrated on a Linear installation, only half milker are needed for milking process (from the shown numbers).
b) Rotary parlors can milk twice the number of animals comparing to Rapid exit & Linear parlors with the same number of milking units.
c) The total milking time of the flock must not exceed 75 – 90 minutes for each milking.
d) In practice, the estimated performance of each Milking parlor diverges approximately -10%.
e) Factors that affect the performance of each Milking parlor is: a) Type of Milking parlor ; b) Lactation period , c) Ability of milker
f) Compliance with ISO 5707: 2007 for the design, manufacture and installation of milking parlors constitutes an integral part of its proper functioning .