28/30 point rotary parlours

jim_4250

New Member
Anyone on here running a 28 or 30 point rotary with one man? And if so what sort of output can you achieve in litres or cows per hour? Cheers
 

Stinker

Member
Don't build an external rotary for 1 man unless you are happy not seeing the cows again after you put the unit on. Retention bars are all well and good but they are no substitute for another man. Go big like clay says and have two men.
 

Turboman

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N.I.
Don't build an external rotary for 1 man unless you are happy not seeing the cows again after you put the unit on. Retention bars are all well and good but they are no substitute for another man. Go big like clay says and have two men.

Stinker I realise with a rotary you don't see your cows for long but if you think about it robot guys never really see cows being milked at all. I'd go for a rotary with a good herd management software. That way you can still see the cows twice daily albeit for a short time but then have the software to flag up potential problems.
 

Sparkymark

Member
if you are building a 1 man rotary with acrs and retention arms build a 50-60. 30 seems like a waste of time.

Whats the reason people go for a 50/60 point rotary?Would a 40 point not be plenty big enough. So long as the cows are milked and units are off after one revolution. I understand you cant extend a rotary in future so the jobs to put a big one in at the start.
 

Clay52

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Location
Outer Space
Whats the reason people go for a 50/60 point rotary?Would a 40 point not be plenty big enough. So long as the cows are milked and units are off after one revolution. I understand you cant extend a rotary in future so the jobs to put a big one in at the start.

I'm saying why do a 30 rotary. Rotarys are expensive, go a cheaper parlour at that size.
If you are going the rotary path do a 50-60 min.
 
Whats the reason people go for a 50/60 point rotary?Would a 40 point not be plenty big enough. So long as the cows are milked and units are off after one revolution. I understand you cant extend a rotary in future so the jobs to put a big one in at the start.
Your on to it(y), go mid 40's as that is a one person operation, once you get to 60, then you need two, I know a farm in Geraldine that has that exact problem with their 60 vs 50 bale sheds.:rolleyes:
 

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