Gareth Culbertson recently installed a 50-point Dairymaster Rotary on his farm Moira in Co. Down, with a view to becoming more efficient and to reduce milking times.
The Culbertson family are milking pedigree 350 Holstein cows in this high-tech parlour and this takes one operator about 180 minutes.
“Milking time has been reduced from nine hours per day.” the young farmer explained.
“Cows have definitely increased in milk because of less standing time in the collecting yard; they have more land time and herd health has improved.”
Gareth is delighted with the ease of milking and the time saved milking their large herd.“There has been a massive change in my lifestyle,” he concluded.
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