New Dairy Unit Installed in Ukraine

New dairy unit up and running in Ukraine – watch the full video by clicking on the link. The farm wanted a consistent teat prep routine and they have chosen the best system on the market to do that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUkAIal8aT8

Sales & Installation Truck hits the roads of Germany & Holland

Our Sales & Installation Truck hits the roads of Germany & Holland today.

Our new Sales & Installation truck makes it easier than ever to install your new Teat Saniclease / Teat Scrubber system. If you are a dairy farmer in Germany or Holland and are looking to reduce your mastitis count and increase your dairy efficiency, there’s no better time to get in touch than now.

Please visit www.teat-scrubber.de for more information and a quotation.

Congratulations to David Hamilton and his family who have won Scottish Dairy Farmer of the year for 2018.

David and his family installed the Air Sanicleanse system last year and achieved excellent results using our product. They are now achieving less mastitis and have improved parlour performance and teat condition. For the full write up please visit http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/

New Sanicleanse Brochure Available for Download

Our new 2018 Sanicleanse brochure is available for download – Here

New Dealer Appointed in Latvia!

Northern Dairy Equipment are pleased to announce that we have a new dealer appointed in Latvia – click here to view their website or here to view our Sanicleanse brochure translated into Latvian 

Hoekema Milking Systems

Check out the signage on our German Distributor

Hoekema Milking Systems GmbH based in Eastern Germany has completed many installs on farms ranging from 100 cows to 4000 cows. Thanks to Koos Hoekema for adding our branded livery to his work vehicles, looking great!

Mastitis Treatment & Control – Reducing Mastitis in Dairy Cattle

How you can treat and prevent dairy cow mastitis

the Treatment and reduction of Mastitis in Dairy Cattle

Treating mastitis in dairy cattle can be an expensive and lengthy battle in terms of treatment and control. Mastitis can usually be identified by several abnormalities in the udder, these can range from or include swelling, heat, redness or hardness. Other signs of mastitis may be visible in the cow’s milk such as a thin watery appearance, flakes or lumps. When a cow is infected with sub-clinical mastitis, it does not show any visible signs of infection or abnormalities making the job of catching the infection early even harder.

Mastitis Infection can be caused by several factors, such as –

  • Thermal/mechanical or chemical injury from milking equipment.
  • Poor bedding hygiene – Dirty bedding can lead to cross-contamination between cattle. The use of sand/grit bedding can block teat ducts causing irritation and thus leads to infection.
  • Poor dairy hygiene leading to transmission during milking through the equipment or operator’s hands.

Mastitis infection can be treated with a course of long-acting antibiotics, which generally are not cheap, and when you have multiple infections to treat, the costs can soon stack up. And if that’s not bad enough, any milk collected from the infected cows cannot be sold until all traces of the antibiotics have left the cows system.

Whats Available for Mastitis Treatment & Control?

There are many ways you can help defend against this costly infection, some of the basic traditional methods are listed below.

  • Culling chronically infected cattle
  • Correct dairy cattle nutrition, for a healthy immune system
  • Good housing management
  • Good teat prep pre/post-milkingMastitis Treatment & Control

Introducing The Teat Sanicleanse and Air Sanicleanse Systems. Eliminate alternative pre-milking preps where costs are involved in paper towels, medicated wipes, laundry towels etc. The Sanicleanse systems give you improved results from the start and lead to a higher quality of milk being produced along with lower vet bills.

Chemical usage is low as the teat scrubber only requires minimal amounts to complete its routine.