Story: Dairying and dairy products

Cow yard

Cow yard

The cow yard, which holds cows prior to milking, is often circular, with a gate pivoted in the centre that moves to push cows towards the milking shed entrance. The gate may be moved by an electric motor, saving the milker having to walk out and adjust it. This yard is part of a herringbone milking shed.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Dairy sheds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15702/cow-yard (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008