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Report - Dairy Farm - Australia - November 2020


Katie Jaydee

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Menangle Dairy Farm aka Rotolactor

History
The Rotolactor was an automated circular milking machine with a rotating platform introduced into the Camden Park operation in 1952 by Edward Macarthur Onslow from the USA. The Menangle Rotolactor was the first in Australia and only the third of its kind in the world. The rotating dairy had a capacity to milk of 1,000 cows twice a day. It held 50 cows a time and were fed at as they were milked. The platform rotated about every 12 minutes. The Rotolactor was a huge tourist attraction for the Menangle village and provided a large number of local jobs. The facility closed in 1983. In 2017, the state government planning panel approved the re-zoning of the site for 350 houses and a tourist precinct. As at November 2020 - the place was still standing.

The explore

The explore was fairly easy. The dairy farm is right next to a rural train station, so Chris and I parked in the carpark and walked over. We climbed the fence and we were in. There was no security or cameras, though I believe the place is protected by a care taker we just didn't see him that day. It was a fun little explore. The main building was 2 floors tall, and quite decayed, with smaller warehouses around. The rotolactor itself was a lot of fun to climb, as was the nearby tower thingy :) Not sure if I'd go twice, but was a fun explore nonetheless.

Difficulty: Easy.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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