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How a rotary dairy shed works (3rd of 3)

How a rotary dairy shed works

In a rotary milking system, the cows walk onto a slowly rotating platform. The milker puts on the cups and the cows are milked while the platform revolves. When a cycle is almost complete, the cups are automatically removed and the cow backs off the platform.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm buildings - Milking sheds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/18505/how-a-rotary-dairy-shed-works (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008