Dairymaster’s RoboSpray is a robotic arm that gives a more precise and consistent spray pattern, closer to the udder, thus ensuring a better coverage of all teats and a more effective use of the disinfectant. The RoboSpray system includes machine vision technology to correctly position the spray head and monitor its progress.
Teat disinfection is an important aspect of good milking to promote better udder health and reduce the incidence of mastitis. Pre or post-milking teat disinfection is usually achieved by dipping or spraying the teats before milking or after removal of the cluster. This task is often automated on rotary milking parlours by using platform teat sprayers where the teat spray is applied from a nozzle on the surface beneath the cow.
Importantly, Dairymaster RoboSpray links with the milking parlour control unit to allow for cow retention where a milking deviation has been detected. Cows can be retained on the platform for a second revolution without being sprayed at either post-spray or pre-spray, and the operator will have clean dry teats for inspection and/or reattachment of the milking cluster if required.
The shortage of skilled labour is well documented throughout the industry and the installation of the RoboSpray will ensure that farmers can rely on consistent teat spraying, while at the same time freeing up scarce resources for other tasks on the farm. The Dairymaster mission is to make dairy farming more profitable, enjoyable and sustainable, and they have a long history of collaboration with research partners, developing, validating and commercialising advancements in dairy farm technologies.
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Visit Dairymaster at the National Ploughing Championship Block 2, Row 10, Stand 183, to check out the RoboSpray in action.
This product is also shortlisted for Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships. The Arena has become synonymous with Agritech industry in Ireland. New innovations are highlighted from new start-up businesses and well-known companies introducing new products to the market that are set for global exports. Within the Innovation Arena itself, the future of the Irish Agri-Tech industry will be showcased with everything from new exciting machinery, smart farming and automation, sustainable agricultural systems securing the industry for generations to come.
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