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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Millbank Farm
Te Awamutu, Waikato
Dairy Type:

Orbit Concrete Rotary 


Herd Size:

500 Cows


Plant Size:

54 Bail


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Crossroads Farms Ltd
Te Kawa, Te Awamatu
Herd Size:

680 cows


Dairy Type:

Orbit Concrete Rotary


Plant Size:

54 Bails


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Bruce and Aidan Lundie
South Canterbury
Herd Size:

360 Cows


Dairy Type:

Supa 4 Herringbone


Plant Size:

30 a side


Key Technologies:

Ultimate ECR's, SmartPULS


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Lincoln University
Selwyn, Canterbury
Dairy Type:

Orbit Concrete Rotary


Plant Size:

54 Bails


Herd Size:

420 Cows


Key Technologies:

SmartECRs, SmartPULS, SmartSPRAY, SmartWASH, BailGate Straps, Afimilk Software


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Luke Templeton
Otaitai, Southland
Size of the platform:

60 Bails


Dairy Type: Orbit Rotary Platform
Herd Size: 500 Cows
Key Technologies:

SmartECRs, SmartSPRAY, BailGate Straps, SmartWASH


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Andersen Dairy
Idaho, USA
Dairy Type:

Centrus Composite Rotary


Herd size:

1500 Cows


Plant Size:

60 bail


Key Technologies:

SmartSPRAY, SmartECRs, Bailgate Straps


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Brad and Melody Cowan
Nehalem, Oregon, USA
Dairy Type : Herringbone
Herd Size: 300 Cows
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Ecowild
Merida State in the Venezuelan Andes
Dairy Type: Orbit Concrete Rotary Platform
Herd Size: 500 cows
Plant Size:

32 Bails


Key Technologies:

SmartPULS, SmartWASH, Bail gates, Sorting Gates, automatic feeding


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Gazit
Galilee, Northern Israel
Dairy Type: Centrus Composite Platform
Herd Size: 400 Cows
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Mike Oakley
Shropshire
Dairy Type: Orbit Concrete Rotary Platform
Herd Size: 1000 Cows
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
Dairy Type: Centrus Composite Rotary
Herd Size: 850 Cows
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La Mansa Farm
Ruta 106km 215 – 70005 Colonia Miguelete - Uruguay
Dairy Type: Orbit XP Rotary Platform
Herd Size: 500
Plant Size:

50 Bails


Key Technologies:

SmartSPRAY, SmartWASH, Smart ECR’s, Bail Gates


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Alex Nankervis
Corryong, North East Victoria
Dairy Type: Centrus Composite Rotary
Herd Size: 390 Cows
Plant Size:

60 Bails


Key Technologies:

SmartECRs, SmartD-TECT, SmartSPRAY, BailGate Straps


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Heihe ZhongXing Animal Husbandry
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
Dairy Type: Twin Orbit XP HD Rotaries
Herd Size: 3000 cows (2016) increasing to 6000
Plant Size:

2x72 Bails


Key Technologies:

Afimilk Herd Management