The rotary parlour operators can carry out their tasks from one position, leaving their stations only when they need to attend to a cow with a problem. Continuous cow flow lets the operator work without any interruptions, concentrating on essential milking tasks. Platform entry, pre-milking work routines, milking unit attachment and cow exit from the rotary parlour are the same every time.
Suits any herd size
Herd size is never a problem with a rotary system. With extra cows or short loads, the rotary just keeps turning at a constant speed, adapted for the herd, until the job is done. By optimizing work routines, the rotary system requires fewer operators, which means lower costs.
For your herd, the consistent, low-stress milking routine means cows enter and exit the system without assistance. They don’t have far to walk from the holding yard to the milking stall, and they learn the routine easily – just follow the cow in front. Once on the platform, each cow has an individual stall that looks the same every time.
Customized for your farm
Rotary parlours fit well into any dairy layout. Cow traffic management is simple, with single entry and exit lanes, and the single exit lane makes sorting to a treatment area very easy.
Yet no two dairy operations are the same. That is why DeLaval customizes every milking system to suit the herd, location and farm.
Complete with farm management
Every DeLaval system is a complete system. Built with rotary platform technology at their heart, our solutions include every part of the system from clusters, liners, vacuum, cleaning and cooling systems, all the way to integrated farm management. DelPro Farm Manager identifies cows as they pass through the milking cycle and collects a range of data. Information such as yield cycles, activity levels and weights help you predict and avoid problems such as sickness or falling milk yield.
Parallel or herringbone
DeLaval offers two types of rotary milking systems: the PR (Parallel Rotary) and HBR (Herringbone Rotary). In the PR system, the cows face inwards and the operators stand on the outside of the platform, while in an HBR system, the cows face out and the operators stand on the inside of the platform.
Our rotary systems are available in different sizes to suit your needs. In 2010, we expanded our range with the AMR automatic milking rotary with the herringbone rotary base for expanding herds and medium sized herds.