A collecting yard helps gather the cows when they have been brought in from the field for milking.
Most dairy cows are milked early in the morning and a second time in the afternoon. The cows know the routine and often wait for the farmer by the field gate. Considering some farmers have hundreds of cows waiting to be milked, a collecting yard is essential for gathering the cows when they have been brought in from the field for milking. Find out how dairy cows are milked in the milking parlour.