Story: Farm buildings

Herringbone milking shed

Herringbone milking shed

A farmer milks cows in a herringbone shed. The herringbone shed, which became dominant on dairy farms in the 1970s, allowed the farmer to put on and remove the milking cups without having to bend down – making the work faster and easier.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm buildings - Milking sheds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2016)

Full story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008