Milking Equipment

Milking equipment is one of the largest investments for dairy operations. Equipment that is well-maintained and properly functioning is necessary to produce high quality milk. It is important to understand the proper way to use and maintain equipment in the facility in which you work. This chapter will:

  • Introduce you to many of the parlor types being used in the dairy industry today
  • Identify the components of the milking equipment
  • Explain the function of the milking equipment
  • Provide information to assist in selection of milking equipment
  • Provide information to assist in improvement of milking equipment sanitation
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