Milking Parlour

Increasing efficiency in your milking parlour

Increasing efficiency in your milking parlour

Dairy cow numbers have experience substantial growth since the removal of quotas in 2015. This has led to increased parlour...

August 5, 2021

Ensuring your milking machine is working correctly

Ensuring your milking machine is working correctly

On a dairy farm, the most important machine in the yard is the milking machine. It is used twice-a-day up...

July 31, 2021

Considerations for efficient cow flow on your farm

Considerations for efficient cow flow on your farm

For a dairy farm to operate as efficiently as possible, cow flow to and from the parlour and during the...

July 30, 2021

DeLaval unveils new sequential bailing milking parlour

DeLaval unveils new sequential bailing milking parlour

DeLaval has unveiled a new sequential bailing milking parlour, with the global unveiling of the parlour on the farm of...

July 13, 2021

Mid-season checks: Do your liners need to be changed?

Mid-season checks: Do your liners need to be changed?

Liners are one of the most important parts of the milking machine/parlour, they are the only part of the parlour...

June 7, 2021

Factors affecting cow flow into the milking parlour

Factors affecting cow flow into the milking parlour

Good cow flow starts with the route into the collecting yard. This will ensure that the cows are lined up...

April 24, 2021

What to consider when upgrading your milking parlour

What to consider when upgrading your milking parlour

Francis Quigley, a Teagasc milking machine specialist, outlines what farmers should consider when upgrading a milking parlour. Francis stated: ”Farmers...

April 19, 2021

Teagasc puts together collection of ‘virtual farmyard tours’

Teagasc puts together collection of ‘virtual farmyard tours’

Teagasc has put together a collection of ‘virtual farmyard tours’, aimed at allowing farmers – particularly dairy farmers who are...

February 1, 2021

Adhere to buffer zones during the slurry spreading season

Adhere to buffer zones during the slurry spreading season

Farmers must adhere to prescribed buffer zones while spreading slurry throughout the year, according to Teagasc dairy advisor Stuart Childs....

January 25, 2021

Have you started training heifers into the milking parlour yet?

Have you started training heifers into the milking parlour yet?

The end is near for the 2020 milking season on spring-calving dairy farms, with many farms now reduced to once-a-day...

December 13, 2020

Reminder: Might be time to change those milk liners

Reminder: Might be time to change those milk liners

The poor weather over the last few days has possibly meant a few jobs have been put on the long...

August 20, 2020

Video: Top tips when carrying out one of the most important jobs on a dairy farm

Video: Top tips when carrying out one of the most important jobs on a dairy farm

The milking routine is one of the most important jobs on a dairy farm, because you could say it is...

March 6, 2020

Buildings focus: A 16-unit parlour; drafting area; cubicles; and calf house under one roof

Buildings focus: A 16-unit parlour; drafting area; cubicles; and calf house under one roof

Farming in Newcestown, Co. Cork, Evan Shorten runs a dairy farm comprising of 112 Friesian cows – with the help...

February 29, 2020

Is your parlour up to scratch for the next milking season?

Is your parlour up to scratch for the next milking season?

A new year, a new milking season and with that it is time to get your milking machine ready. Now, while...

January 6, 2020

Buildings focus: A 60-unit parlour; drafting system; crush; and holding yard under one roof in Co. Wicklow

Buildings focus: A 60-unit parlour; drafting system; crush; and holding yard under one roof in Co. Wicklow

In this buildings focus, we travelled to Shroughmore, Co. Wicklow. Tucked away neatly in the landscape lies Robert, Mervyn and...

September 22, 2018

Buildings focus: Starting out with a second-hand, 14-unit parlour in Co. Laois

Buildings focus: Starting out with a second-hand, 14-unit parlour in Co. Laois

Farming 140ac in Vicarstown, Co. Laois, Eoghan Miller is a new-entrant dairy farmer. Originally Eoghan – who is married to...

July 2, 2018

How can I keep my milking parlour in operation during the adverse weather?

How can I keep my milking parlour in operation during the adverse weather?

Farmers around the country are doing their best to battle the blizzard-like conditions in an effort to keep livestock milked,...

March 2, 2018

Buildings focus: 123 cubicles; a new parlour and drafting system – for a ‘one man show’

Buildings focus: 123 cubicles; a new parlour and drafting system – for a ‘one man show’

John and Lisa Phelan – a husband-and-wife team – from Inchorourke, Co.Tipperary, have overseen many major changes to their farm...

February 5, 2018