When cows leave the parlor at this Stansfield, Ariz., dairy they have plenty of room to walk because the return alley is 6-feet wide.

While that may seem like an extravagance to some, Scott Blevins says it was worth the cost. When you milk nearly 24/7, you can’t afford to stop milking if a cow goes down in the return alley. With a 6-foot wide alley, you can use a skid-steer to help an animal that slips or goes down.