Dairymaster Cream of the Crop once again

As farms are getting larger there is less time for individual animal attention. During milking having access to the right information at the right time is essential.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 19th September 2016, 12:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:56 pm
Dairymaster duo Kerry lady Lisa Herlihy, Marketing Manager & Tipperary man Ted McGrath, UK Sales Manager with the prestigious Cream Innovation 2016 award
Dairymaster duo Kerry lady Lisa Herlihy, Marketing Manager & Tipperary man Ted McGrath, UK Sales Manager with the prestigious Cream Innovation 2016 award

The Swiftflo Commander is the new brain of the milking parlour, controlling everything to do with milking, feeding and animal health. It offers a new level of intelligence that takes command of each milking unit within the parlour.

This week Dairymaster impressed the judging panel at the Farm Business Cream Awards at the National Birmingham Motor Cycle Museum in Britain for the second year running, this time with its Swiftflo Commander, winning the “Overall Product Innovation Award”.

The Swiftflo Commander gives the farmer a lot more information when and where it’s needed - at the milking point. Putting this information in people’s hands means major impacts on dairy farms.

“We are overjoyed to win an innovation award for the Swiftflo Commander. This product allows farmers to clearly see how each cow is performing during milking which allows the farmer to make immediate decisions. We already have a huge number of farms experiencing the benefits of this product across Britain,” said Ted McGrath, UK Sales Manager.

Next generation touchpad technology means it is extremely robust, easy to clean and fully water resistant. Described as being similar to an iPad for cows the Swiftflo Commander displays important information such as milk yield, milking time, and somatic cell count (SCC) data on each cow and much more.

One touch allows you to control feed effortlessly at each milking unit. It can also display if the cow is in heat and draft that cow with a single touch for AI or further inspection.

Imagine a system that can identify what each cow is contributing to herd SCC. The Swiftflo Commander can display a cow’s percentage SCC of the entire herd. The advantage of having this information about each individual cow at the right time in the parlour is that you can act on it.

It will also prompt the farmer to do a California Milk Test (CMT) when high SCC information is received so diagnosis and treatment is much sooner. The farmer can enter information directly from the milking point, for example, treatment dates.

The smart technology then automatically retains milk until the withdrawal period is up and it is then safe for it to enter the milk tank again. You can also divert milk effortlessly.

It also indicates freshly calved cows that enter the parlour and allows colostrum to be diverted. With more emphasis on hygiene and ever increasing milk quality standards the cleaning performance of each unit is also individually monitored.

The Swiftflo Commander gives the farmer the capability and functionality of doing herd management at every single milking point in a very easy manner.

When a farmer invests in the Swiftflo Commander they are making the right investment for the future. It uses smart technology that allows all units to be updated within a few minutes. Dairymaster uses this smart technology to ensure that farmers have the latest features and capability into the future.