The Parlour Server management software, is supplied with a high speed hard wired network, to interface with the Milk Meters, meter manager control unit, ID system, feeding control units and sort gates. It can be used to generate daily milk production reports on animals to help analyze herd performance, and can use this data to feed animals based on milk production. Basic herd information (milking groups, days in milk, etc.) and separation data is also held in the data base.