Three different parlours were examined as part of a Teagasc Clonmel open day held last week. With many farmers in the area considering building new milking facilities or extending existing machines, the purpose of the day was to present farmers with the different options when deciding to expand.

A lot of factors will dictate what type of parlour you decide to go with including site location, number of units, cow flow, labour, working conditions, costings and scope for further expansion.