When you are deciding on what brand to choose, whether you a upgrading or working towards a complete new shed it's worth hearing what other farmers have to say. Showcased here is a broad collection of farmers who have made the decision to go with a Waikato Milking System, and what they have to say. Have a look at their set ups, read what they have to have, then decide.

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Brad and Melody Cowan

Nehalem, Oregon, USA

Herd Size: 300 Cows
Dairy Type : Herringbone
Plant Size: 20 a side
Key Technologies: Smart ECR’s, Smart D-TECT, Electronic Milk meters, Navigate herd management system, Automatic ID

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Ecowild

Merida State in the Venezuelan Andes

Herd Size: 500 cows
Dairy Type: Orbit Concrete Rotary Platform
Plant Size: 32 Bails
Key Technologies: SmartPULS, SmartWASH, Bail gates, Affiliate MM, Sorting Gates, automatic feeding

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Gazit

Galilee, Northern Israel

Herd Size: 400 Cows
Dairy Type: Centrus Composite Platform
Plant Size: 60 Bails
Key Technologies: Centrus with HD bails and Pivot rollers, Afi Herd management system, Bail gates

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Mike Oakley

Shropshire, England UK flag

Herd Size: 1000 Cows
Dairy Type: Orbit Concrete Rotary Platform
Plant Size: 60 Bails
Key Technologies: Stainless Steel Bail Gates, Afimilk Herd Management System, SmartECR's, SmartWASH, SmartSPRAY

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Eensgezind Farm & Dairy

Klipheuwel, Western Cape, South Africa

Herd Size: 850 Cows
Dairy Type: Centrus Composite Rotary
Plant Size: 84 Bails
Key Technologies: Centrus Composite Platform, SmartWASH, SmartPULS, BailGate straps, Afimilk Herd Management

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La Mansa Farm

Ruta 106km 215 – 70005 Colonia Miguelete - Uruguay

Herd Size: 500
Dairy Type: Orbit XP Rotary Platform
Plant Size: 50 Bails
Key Technologies: SmartSPRAY, SmartWASH, Smart ECR’s, Bail Gates

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Alex Nankervis

Corryong, North East Victoria, Australia

Herd Size: 390 Cows
Dairy Type: Centrus Composite Rotary
Plant Size: 60 Bails
Key Technologies: SmartECRs, SmartD-TECT, SmartSPRAY, BailGate Straps

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Heihe ZhongXing Animal Husbandry

Heihe City, Heilongjiang Province, China

One of the aims of the newly developed Heihe ZhongXing Animal Husbandry farm south of Heihe City was to efficiently and effectively milk the milking herd of 6000 cows three...

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Shanxi Nongken Huayin Farm

Huayin, Shanxi Province, China

Herd Size: 3000 cows (2016) increasing to 6000
Dairy Type: Twin Orbit XP HD Rotaries
Plant Size: 2x72 Bails
Key Technologies: Afimilk Herd Management

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Matt Pilkington

Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom UK flag

Herd Size: 700 Cows in 2 herds (400 in spring and 300 autumn calving)
Dairy Type: Supa4 Herringbone
Plant Size: 2x44 a side and a 24 a side on the way

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Kavanagh & Co

Taranaki, NZ NZ flag

Herd Size: 300 Cows
Dairy Type: Supa4 Herringbone
Plant Size: 28 a side
Key Technologies: Swing Down Jetters, SmartDRIVE, SmartPULS

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Cow Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, USA

Herd Size: 3450
Dairy Type: Centrus XP HD Composite Rotary
Plant Size: 84 Bails
Key Technologies: SmartECRs, SmartSPRAY, SmartPULS, SmartLINK, SmartWASH, Electronic Milk Meters

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Dairy Pryde trust

Maitland, Southland, NZ NZ flag

Herd Size: 500 Cows
Dairy Type : Orbit Concrete Rotary
Plant Size: 54 Bails
Key Technologies: SmartECRs, SmartSPRAY, Bail Gates

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Rylib Group's Akitu Dairies

Canterbury, NZ

Herd Size: 820 Cows
Dairy Type: Orbit Concrete Rotary
Plant Size: 54 Bails
Key Technologies: SmartECRs, BailGate Straps, SmartSPRAY

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Million Springs

Hakataramea Valley, Kurow, Canterbury NZ flag

Herd Size: 900 Cows
Plant Size: 54
Dairy Type: Orbit Concrete Rotary
Key Technologies: SmartECRs