The advantage of the rotary parlour is that the cow movement functions are primarily automated, which allows the operators to perform tasks more directly associated with milking. Each operator has a very disciplined and uniform routine. Typically, rotary parlours require three operators: one for prep, one for unit attachment, and one to apply post dip at the exit. The operator doing the post dipping will also be the one designated to tending to any issues that occur (reattach units, liner slips, etc.). However, with automated solutions, such as an automated pre or post-dipper, rotaries can operate with as little as one operator!

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