Cow flow through a parlor can be improved by 10-20% if a crowd gate is properly managed. One of the major problems with cow flow is people not allowing the crowd gate to train the cows to enter the parlor but instead they chase the cows into the parlor. Cows are easily confused when one milking they are supposed to enter the parlor when the crowd gate moves and the next milking when people come out to the holding area and chases them into the parlor. If cows are properly trained by using the crowd gate, the door from the parlor pit to the holding area can be kept closed during milking.
A heavy duty version crowd gate. Made to meet BouMatic Xcalibur specficcations. Brings the next string of cows into position to enter the milking system. A good cow circulation is assured in a stress-free environment.