The Sort Gate 5500 is the premium-level system for sorting large cow breeds on larger-scale dairy farms.

Manufactured from heavy-duty galvanised steel, the Sort Gate 5500 is taller than our other models to suit larger cows, and constructed to be stronger and more durable than other sort gates on the market.

Featuring a double-acting gate, the system provides more room for cows to turn and better cow flow through to the correct sort area. The pneumatic gates are fast opening to reduce the risk of catching on a fast-moving animal, while providing a quiet and calm working environment to reduce animal stress.

Operational equipment is housed safely inside a protective box attached to the side of the sort gate, and the solid frame can also be capped with an optional roof to protect the gate equipment. Cows can be sorted remotely from your smart phone or tablet, and cows wearing CowTRAQ collars can be sorted automatically when on heat.

Each cow in the herd is assigned a number, fitted with an electronic ear tag and these details are then entered into an animal database. When you want to draft a cow, simply enter the cow number into TracHQ™ interface (BYOD) and relax, knowing she will be drafted out as she walks through the drafting gate after milking. Drafts can be set before or during milking.

There is no limit to the number of drafts you can do with Sort Gate 5500; the system is scalable to suit your operation and your drafting needs. The Waikato Milking Systems Sort Gate 5500 transforms the frustration and time which often accompanies manual drafting of cows into a calm, managed process.

Simply identify the cow and relax knowing it will happen, every time. Sort Gate 5500 is the extra pair of hands you can rely on 24 hours a day, every day.


Designed for larger animals

Taller gates to suit larger cows, and large-scale dairy farms.

Durable and robust

Constructed from heavy-duty galvanised steel for strength and durability.

Double-acting, fast opening gates

Provides more room for cows to turn, and better cow flow to the correct sort area.

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