I SEE NO POINT IN GOING FOR A FERRARI IF A MORE MODEST MODEL WILL DO THE JOB JUST AS WELL
which is 600 milkings requiring a smooth flow. In laying out the parlour you want to eliminate as much work as possible because with a large herd you don’t want problems with the cow flow leaving you with more work to do.”
“There are three areas that need to be looked at. The existing site where the parlour is. Do you expand and develop that site or like this farmyard go to a different location within the farmyard, if that is appropriate. The third consideration is going to a green field, adjacent to the farmyard or a different position,” he added.
“The first thing to do is have a look at a map of the farm and get a clear picture of where the milking parlour is in relation to the farm. If you are going for development within the existing yard or buildings you have to be satisfied that it is being planned so that it reduces work.
“You have to consider who you are planning the parlour for and how well will it be suited to them, yourself, your own family, a future generation and will it be a nice place for someone coming in to work on the farm,” he stressed.