System with a swing arm serves two stands simultaneously
which significantly improves the investment cost-efficiency and the system later use. This system is relatively unpopular in Poland but rather due to the farmers habits than because of the equipment features.
The main advantage of this milking method is that milking time is significantly shorter, even to 25% in comparison to the conventional herringbone milking parlour. The milker operates two sides of the milking pit simultaneously. While cows are being milked on one side, the animals on the other side are subject to hygienic treatments and replacement of the animals.
Key characteristics and advantages of milking with a Swing Over system:
- Fewer milking units – one cluster handles two sides.
- Shorter length of milk transporting pipeline.
- Better use of human work in the milking process
- Short milking time of the entire herd