The rotary milking advantage: Cow cooperation and continuous flow!
Since their introduction to commercial dairy operations, rotary milking parlors have continued to outperform standard herringbone and parallel milking parlors. Well managed rotary parlors easily exceed six turns per hour, with full, pre-milking preparation procedures vs. four turns per hour for state-of-the-art parallel milking systems.
The areas key to a rotary milking parlor's performance are "cow cooperation" and continuous flow milking. Cows naturally adapt and to the continuous movement of a rotary platform, allowing the operator to be more efficient. Management can assign clearly identified labor positions, and defined functions to those positions. Less cow and operator travel times and higher efficiency.