S.A.E. Afikim USA introduces the AfiLab.
AfiLab analyzes dairy cow milk components and continuously collects vital data relating to every individual cow at each milking session. Installed at every milking point between the milk meter and milk collection line, AfiLab is in direct communication with the dairy’s computer, thus collecting vital information about milk composition and enabling decisions in real time.
AfiLab’s real-time analysis adds a new dimension to dairy farming. Virtually self-operating, AfiLab provides on-line analysis used for optimizing feeding, monitoring herd health via timely alerts, and for raising milk-processing efficiency – all of whichdelivers the added value to ensure that farm owners gain a competitive edge in their operations.
AfiLab measures fat, protein and lactose content, identifies the presence of blood and stops the milking. It has uninterrupted measurement of milk components and there are no moving parts or milk flow obstructions.
AfiLab provides milk component data used for monitoring feeding strategies and for early detection of nutrition problems. This enables early identification of health problems, including negative energy balance, acidosis, low fat syndrome, and mastitis.
For more information: Contact S.A.E. Afikim USA, Inc. at (330) 837-6735 or go to: www.afimilk.com
DeLaval, Inc. introduces the DeLaval AMR - the first automatic milking rotary.
Cows access the system in the same way as they do in a traditional rotary. Once on the platform, the cow is taken to the teat preparation position. The entrance gate includes electronic ID so the cow’s teat positions are pre-stored for the robots to use and the camera to locate. Teats are washed, stimulated, dried and prepared just like in the DeLaval voluntary milking system VMS. The next step is the teat cup attachment, and after that the cow moves on until the exit bail position where a last robot sprays her before she is released.
A typical install will be operated by two robots for teat preparation and another two robots for milking cup attachment. This function is fully automatic and sprays each teat independently using a state-of-the-art time of flight camera that sees the teats and locates them in real-time 3D.
The DeLaval AMR performs individual quarter milking so flow rates, total yield, blood and conductivity are all measured for each quarter. In order to ensure top hygienic conditions during milking, the system comes with an automatic deck flush module. It consists of a scraper blade and water jets. As with traditional rotary milking and VMS, the AMR is able to milk all breeds of cows.
For more information: Contact DeLaval at (816) 891-7700 or go to: www.delaval.com