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NZ-made dairy technology on show at National Fieldays

Media Release                                                                                                                                   31 May 2013
New Zealand-made dairy technology on show at National Fieldays

Waikato Milking Systems is a leading designer and builder of dairy systems and technology sought after by dairy farmers throughout the country and around the world. It is a 100 per cent New Zealand owned and operated company.

A range of the company’s innovative New Zealand-made dairy systems and technology will be on display at National Fieldays at Mystery Creek from June 12-15. The display will include rotary and herringbone milking systems, smart technology and new developments designed to save farmers time and money in the dairy.

Waikato Milking Systems has dealers nationwide and exports to more than 20 countries including the United States, South America, China, Australia, South Africa, the UK and parts of Europe.  Farmers are encouraged to come along to the Waikato Milking Systems’ site at National Fieldays to see and talk about the latest 100% New Zealand-made milking innovations.

Dairy farmer Peter Risi milks 760 cows at Tui Glen Farms Partnership, and says putting in a 60-bail rotary platform and milking machine from Waikato Milking Systems is one of the best things he has done to increase his efficiency.

“For large numbers of cows you need a rotary and you need a good plant or you can’t get through the cows quickly enough. Waikato Milking Systems make a good plant. It’s really user-friendly,” he says.

Mr Risi uses a range of smart technology products designed and produced by Waikato Milking Systems to combat mastitis, make milking faster and improve milk quality.

“Everything talks to each other and works with the Protrack drafting system. Even with all this technology, you don’t need a degree to work it. The technology has pretty much saved another whole staff unit because you don’t need a person looking for mastitis.”

Mr Risi says he went with Waikato Milking Systems because it was the best all-round package.

§  Visit the Waikato Milking Systems site at National Fieldays, site M8 and F52, on the corner of M Road and F Street, by the lake.


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