Dairymaster introduces artificial intelligence to rotary milking


For the first time, Dairymaster has introduced artificial intelligence to rotary milking. This innovative breakthrough revolutionizes milking time, decision making, and control from one location. Through its advanced digital interface the operator gains a comprehensive overview and complete control of the milking operation.

Dairymaster’s Mission Control takes complex data and processes it into easy actionable tasks which makes a major impact on dairy farms. Data alone has no intrinsic value, it’s what you do with the data that creates value. This innovation means Dairymaster is taking milking to a whole new level.

OptiCruise one of the features of Mission Control uses artificial intelligence to maximize parlor throughput. By controlling parlor rotation speed based on live multi-stream data, every unit and cluster in the parlour is used to maximum capacity. This results in:

  • Up to 30 percent reduced milking time results in less labor and less parlor wear and tear.
  • Less standing time for cows leads to improved animal welfare.
  • Reduced running time means lower electricity and water usage.
  • Better return on investment for farm enterprise.
  • Remote diagnostics and troubleshooting makes servicing more efficient.
  • Increase herd size, not milking time.

“Innovation is core to what we do in Dairymaster. Winning a Silver Medal for Innovation at EuroTier is testament to the investment we put into research and development and creating products to suit all dairy farmers – from entry level to top of the range,” comments Prof Edmond Harty, CEO, Dairymaster.

The Mission Control interface displays live information on every cow on the platform allowing the operator to take specific actions when necessary, for example, performing a California Mastitis Test when somatic cell count suddenly increases or withholding the milk from an animal during the withdrawal period. The operator can access real-time information at cow or herd level from one location, for example, yield, milking time, rotary stoppages, cow throughput, and more. Clear visualizations inform the operator of cow-status, highlighting cows that require immediate actions which can be carried out from the interface, for example, draft for veterinary check or divert milk.

Dairymaster’s advanced cow recognition system CowNow is another unique feature of Mission Control. Some benefits of this technology are increased data accuracy and reduced risk of antibiotics reaching the milk tank.

Clear data visualization leads to better management of the milking process. From one location, Mission Control displays the right information at the right time, so the operator can make the right management decisions.

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