2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Milk Management Monitor
The Analyst Milk Monitor was invented by a dairy farmer in eastern Ontario with an engineering degree. It's designed to provide instant information at the cow's side about milk production, milk temperature and temperature alarm, milk flow, and end-of-milking indication. The milk enters a flow sensor after leaving the milker claw, and the results are then displayed on an electronic display that's powered by a 12 or 24-volt supply, AC or DC, pulsating or steady current. Components include a stainless steel detacher cylinder, vacuum shutoff valve, and vacuum shifting valve.
The unit is adaptable to both new and existing systems. It can activate detacher units and also is included with a tie stall detacher. The Analyst also provides somatic cell and environmental stress indication. It can be used in both tie stall and parlor installations. The parlor system can be adapted to the herd tracker program for total herd analysis.
Several units are in operation in Ontario and some northern U.S. states. (Rick Richardson, Milkmeter.com, Box 278, Drayton, Ontario, Canada N0G 1P0 ph 519 574-8387; fax 519 638-2178; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.milkmeter.com)
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