Analysis of Costs for Construction of Milking Parlours of Various Designs


1Department “Agricultural Engineering”, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Thrace, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

2Department “Total livestock” Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

3Student, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Thrace, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

4Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Clinic, 7500 Prilep

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Analysis of construction costs of milking parlours of various capacities and arrangement of animals on milking platforms was done. The studies included also an evaluation of construction parameters of different variants of cow traffic into and from the milking room. The analysis evaluated the costs for concrete and reinforced steel for the different designs. Regression analysis of construction and planning costs was made for the specific models.

The conclusions are focused on minimization of costs for construction of milking parlours with preliminary set of technological parameters.

The parlour capacity influenced proportionally the absolute amounts of reinforced steel and concrete for construction of the technological profile of all studied herringbone milking parlours design variants.  The arrangement of cows in the herringbone parlours with identical capacity had an effect on the relative amounts of reinforced steel and concrete.The location of the entry to milking platforms influence the amount of steel and concrete spent for the technological profile of the parlour floor for all observed variants.

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