1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Swivel Insert Prevents Twisted Milker HosesNew for most makes of milking machines is "Milky Sway," a6 in. long swivel insert that eliminates twisted milker hoses.
"Even a small twist in the milker hose can unbalance the milker, causing one side to overmilk to finish the other," explains Minnesota dairyman Jerry Huneke, of Zumbrota, inventor of the device. "It helps extend lactation, and reduce somatic cell counts, because of less stress and damage to the teat and sphincter valve caused by over-milking. It also eliminates the time-wasting hassle of putting on milkers with twisted hoses. It doesn't reduce the rate of milk flow through the hose," Huneke points out.
Made of a plastic type material called Dehrin acetone, the Milky Sway is fully Grade A approved and is easily spliced into 5/8 dia.milkerhose. Four replaceable rubber "0" rings inside the device make it leakproof and allow it to swivel.
Sells for $24.95.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Milky Sway, The Jerrine Co., 404 Main St., Zumbrota, Minn. 55992 (ph 507 732-7838).
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