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Dairymaster Swiftflo Commander Launched at 2106 Livestock Event
July 12, 2016

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

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

Next generation touchpad technology means that it is extremely robust, easy to clean and fully water resistant. The Swiftflo Commander displays important information such as milk yield, milking time, and somatic cell count data on each cow and much more. One touch allows you control feed effortlessly at each milking unit, it can also display if your 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 your 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.

L-R: Lisa Herlihy, Marketing Manager, Dairymaster, Eoin Gregory from  Dunleer, Co. Louth a student at Ballyhaise Ag college, Nenagh  lady Caroline Mckeogh,  a lecturer at the Salesian Ag College in Pallaskenry with Longford man John McElvaney, a Teagasc  lecturer at the  Ag College in Ballyhaise and David Kennedy, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick a student at the Ag College in Pallaskenry (Photo Credit Jessica Miller)

L-R: Lisa Herlihy, Marketing Manager, Dairymaster, Eoin Gregory from Dunleer, Co. Louth a student at Ballyhaise Ag college, Nenagh lady Caroline Mckeogh, a lecturer at the Salesian Ag College in Pallaskenry with Longford man John McElvaney, a Teagasc lecturer at the Ag College in Ballyhaise and David Kennedy, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick a student at the Ag College in Pallaskenry (Photo Credit Jessica Miller)

When you invest in the Swiftflo Commander you are making the right investment for the future. It uses smart technology that allows all units to be updated within a few minutes. We use this smart technology to ensure that you have the latest features and capability into the future.

The award winning Dairymaster Swiftflo Commander and other hi tech milking equipment and innovative herd health systems is available from Dairymaster distributors in Britain, Ireland, EU, USA and worldwide. For more information please check out www.dairymaster.com

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A Busy Stand (Photo Credit Jessica Miller)

The Dairymaster stand at the Livestock Event (attended by thousands of dairy farmers from all over Britain and elsewhere) attracted a lot of interest.

It was well positioned beside the Holstein UK stand and beside the show ring.

The Dairymaster Swiftlo Commander -the iPad of milking parlours was short listed by the RABDF (Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers) for the prestigious Prince Philp award so it attracted a lot of interest as did the award winning Moomonitor + herd health system

 



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