Hamad explained that the biggest "nightmare" for handlers was during the cows' daily migration from their covered areas to the milking parlour
Teagasc's Dr Mairead Bermingham said milking parlours
may have to be expanded to accommodate the taller animals.
Just short of providing pedicures, the milking parlour
is designed to calm the camels.
With regard to future investments, 19% of farmers who were going to invest were intending to buy a tractor, followed by 10% who were intending to buy livestock buildings, a further 6% purchasing implements, 5% livestock, 4% milking parlours
and 3% milk quotas.
Last year 6% of farms had invested in buildings for livestock, 4% for conversions, 2% for storage, 2% for milking parlours
and 2% for renovation.
The factory produces rubber mats for milking parlours
In the ten years from 1994, 30% of milk producers closed the doors of their milking parlours
for good, and the number of dairy farms fell from 5,363 to 3,658.
In 2003 6pc of farms had invested in buildings for livestock, a further 4pc for conversions, a further 2pc for storage, a further 2pc for milking parlours
and a further 2pc for renovation, adding up to 16pc of all farms investing in bricks and mortar.
Parts of Wales could soon become no-go areas for milk tankers as it was revealed that seven milking parlours
are shutting every fortnight.