Sue Benjamin Uses Dairymaster Milkers with automatic take-offs and swing arms.
Park Rapids, MN
"I originally started off with another brand of milkers and I had alot of issues with slippage. When I got the Dairymaster that all ended. The weight of the unit helps the cows milk out more evenly. Even different sized teats are no problem. Before when I got done milking there was a little bulb that would form at the top of the bigger teated cows. With Dairymaster there's no ring near the base of the udder. I believe that's a big thing with high somatic cell count because your cows don't milk out all the way. I was running 440 cell count and now I've dropped to 210 in a single month. I have four others besides me that mik cows and I like the consistency of them.
With the automatic takeoffs, you can take at least a quarter time off our milking and up to one-half since you don't have to spend time running to check on milkers. I milk in a 12-swing parlor and you dont actually bring the milkers and the arm up to the cow."
Originally printed in the Dairystar: Sept 25, 2010