Washing Vat and Milking Machine
The volume of water required to clean the plant varies with the size of the dairy. Larger dairies (over 60 sets of clusters) use up to 5,000L while even smaller dairies use around 2,000L daily.
This is not a place to skimp on water because getting a hygienic clean is vitally important for our industry. However, many farmers use a range of strategies to make sure they are using water wisely in the plant washing process.
The links below show some options: