Dairymaster, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced automated milking, feeding, milk cooling, manure and heat detection equipment to dairy farms worldwide, launched it latest technology in the fight against mastitis.
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From its US headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company has a national network of dealers and a large base of US customers. Central to its offerings is a focus on research and development and a commitment to increasing the performance of its equipment through cutting-edge innovation.

The company continually enhances its products, adding advanced technology that measures, monitors and analyzes performance of the milking parlor in order to make dairy farming more profitable by reducing long term costs and labor inputs. Its most popular products in the US are the Swiftflo Swing and Swiftflo Revolver Rotary milking parlors, due to the unique performance of the milking cluster with low liner slip, faster milking, typically 5 percent more yield and better udder health. With the Dairymaster Swiftflo parlors customers also have increased cow comfort, among other advantages.

The US market is a priority for Dairymaster according to the company's International Business Manager, Fergus O' Meara. "Dairymaster continuously innovates and places a large emphasis on research and development. Our goal is to make dairy farming more profitable, enjoyable and sustainable and we strive to achieve this using the most advanced technology. This year we are launching the Dairymaster ClusterCleanse at the World Dairy Expo. This product has had enormous success worldwide to date."

As farms worldwide are getting larger the Dairymaster ClusterCleanse is an immense aid for improving milking hygiene and is of great assistance for farmers fighting the battle against the spread of contagious mastitis during milking such as Staph Aureus.

The Dairymaster ClusterCleanse rinses each cluster after each cow is milked which results in a more hygienic cluster for the next cow.

The ClusterCleanse is available in three different formats, as a stand-alone version, whereby the operator activates the ClusterCleanse; in conjunction with Dairymaster Automatic Cluster Removers and in conjunction with Dairymaster Weighall Milk Meters, in these configurations, the ClusterCleanse sequence is automatically engaged after the cluster has been removed from the cow.

The cluster and the long milk tube are flushed using a combination of water and air. After the cluster is flushed out it is then automatically purged maximizing the cleaning effect. This reduces the risk of "cow-to-cow" cross infection and contagious mastitis. Lower SCC means higher milk quality payments and better herd health.

With the Dairymaster ClusterCleanse, there is no need to replace existing milking clusters or purchase any special liners and it does not affect the milking vacuum level. The Dairymaster ClusterCleanse can also help reduce the spread of Strep. Ag. and Mycoplasma Mastitis.

Another new product in the Dairymaster range is the Platform teat sprayer for rotary parlors. The rotary platform teat sprayer can provide both pre spray and post spray of teats. For the pre spray, the cow walks onto the rotary and when her CowID is displayed on the milk meter the intelligent software activates so that she is sprayed for a predefined time. For the post spray, once the cluster is removed from the cow again the intelligent software activates and there is a spray delay time. The Cholorhexadine chemical in used in the teat sprayers for both pre and post spraying – a very efficient method of both pre and post spraying milking herds, eliminating a need for a worker at the cups off position.

Dairymaster also announced the second year anniversary of the launch to the market place of Select Detect, sold by Select Sires, one of the largest AI companies in the United States.
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Select Sires is the sole US distributor of Dairymaster's revolutionary nanotechnology based heat detection and fertility monitoring system, Select Detect, which gives dairy producers more confidence and better judgment in knowing when to AI cows; it helps increase profits, allows for less labor, results in a safer farm and has 24-hour monitoring allowing the identification of problem cows sooner.

Dairymaster recently released the new version of the Select Detect Mobile app, which allows dairy producers more freedom and flexibility, while still allowing them to increase pregnancy rate. The app has changed the way fertility is managed and has been very successful in the market.

To find out more on these new products visit the Dairymaster stand at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin – EH 2015 – 2118.

To learn more about Dairymaster, please visit www.dairymaster.com.
To learn more about Select Sires, please visit www.selectsires.com.