Story: Farm buildings

Rotary milking shed

Rotary milking shed

The cow on the right is entering the turnstile of a rotary platform to begin the milking process. An operator puts the milking cups on the cows as they start the single rotation during which they are milked. Towards the end of the cycle a machine removes the cups, and the cow backs off the platform, making room for the next animal.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Robert Peden. 'Farm buildings - Milking sheds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18497/rotary-milking-shed