DHM How To: Properly Attach Milking Units

Properly Attach Milking Units
Getting units on quickly is important for faster parlor throughput. Making sure the units are aligned properly under the udder leads to better milk harvest. ( Mike Opperman )

In older parlors with older vacuum pumps, milkers had to be careful to minimize the amount of air being sucked through the claw as milking units were attached. Now, with better technology and more advanced, higher capacity vacuum systems, units can be attached much faster with less worry about air slippage.

In this third video within our milking procedure series, Roger Thomson, consultant with MQ IQ Consulting, discusses the proper procedure for attaching milking units and ensuring those units hang properly under the udder during milking.