Getting Cows off the platform in rotary sheds
How can farmer make milking in our rotary sheds more efficient?
The situation is a challenge because of:
Cow behaviour: they are smart animals and if they think they can get more to eat they can be very determined about staying on the platform
Farmers aim for quick, efficient milking of their cows. This maximizes the time for cows to be in the paddock eating grass, as well as time for farm work to be done and breaks – breakfast, lunch, dinner to be had at regular times.
Adding extra staff to a dairy shed defeats the purpose of having a more efficient, but more capital expensive dairy sheds.