Parlour Systems



Herringbone parlours are the most common parlour type in North America for parlours smaller than a double 12. Cows stand on an elevated platform in an angled or herringbone fashion facing away from the operator area. This exposes enough of the back half of the cow to allow access to milk her from the side and room for an arm type detacher and associated equipment. Herringbone parlours are located on the end of a rectangular holding area allowing cows to enter single file directly into either side of the parlour. On completion of milking the cows exit single file by walking straight ahead and out of the parlour. In most layouts the cows make either a 180-degree turn down a return lane back past the holding area, or a 90-degree turn and out a side door, or across the parlour to a return lane on the other side.

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