Milking Machine

Controlling thermoduric bacteria on your farm

Controlling thermoduric bacteria on your farm

Thermoduric bacteria is a heat resistant bacteria in milk that can survive the pasteurisation process, which is why its control...

September 4, 2021

Milking milestone: DeLaval notches up 90 years in Ireland

Milking milestone: DeLaval notches up 90 years in Ireland

Milking machine manufacturer DeLaval has reached a milking milestone anniversary in Ireland – having traded for 90 years as of...

August 10, 2021

Ensuring your milking machine is working correctly

Ensuring your milking machine is working correctly

On a dairy farm, the most important machine in the yard is the milking machine. It is used twice-a-day up...

July 31, 2021

New higher cert milking machine programme unveiled

New higher cert milking machine programme unveiled

A new part-time traineeship programme has been launched for workers in the milking machine service, testing and installation sector. The...

April 6, 2021

Now’s the time to get the milking machine ready for the 2021 season

Now’s the time to get the milking machine ready for the 2021 season

With the majority of spring-calving cows now dried off and the milking season coming to a close on dairy farms,...

December 12, 2020

Milking machine technicians ‘essential workers’ – but must observe protocols

Milking machine technicians ‘essential workers’ – but must observe protocols

Milk Quality Ireland has written to registered milking machine technicians in relation to new Government guidelines aimed at preventing the...

March 30, 2020

Is your parlour up to scratch for the next milking season?

Is your parlour up to scratch for the next milking season?

A new year, a new milking season and with that it is time to get your milking machine ready. Now, while...

January 6, 2020

It could be about time to change those milk liners…

It could be about time to change those milk liners…

Milk liners are the only part of the milking machine that comes into direct contact with the cow twice-a-day, seven...

July 5, 2019

Ornua moves to phase out chlorine-based detergents

Ornua moves to phase out chlorine-based detergents

Ornua has moved to phase out chlorine-based dairy detergents over the next two years. The decision was made by the...

February 1, 2019

Dairy energy efficiency grants to open for applications next week

Dairy energy efficiency grants to open for applications next week

A new batch of energy efficiency grants for dairy farmers is being made available by the Sustainable Energy Authority of...

June 7, 2018

Milking marvel? Lely reveals new, ‘revolutionary’ robot for 2018

Milking marvel? Lely reveals new, ‘revolutionary’ robot for 2018

International agri-tech giant Lely unveiled a “revolutionary” new robotic milking machine to the Irish and UK dairy industry earlier today....

April 10, 2018

How can I keep my milking parlour in operation during the adverse weather?

How can I keep my milking parlour in operation during the adverse weather?

Farmers around the country are doing their best to battle the blizzard-like conditions in an effort to keep livestock milked,...

March 2, 2018

Beating the ‘Beast’: Advice to keep your parlour running this week

Beating the ‘Beast’: Advice to keep your parlour running this week

A series of guidelines and advice have been issued to farmers ahead of the fast-approaching ‘Beast from the East’ cold...

February 26, 2018

Is your milking system ready for cold weather?

Is your milking system ready for cold weather?

This week parts of Ireland saw the first snow of winter and many dairy farmers may be wondering if their...

November 19, 2016

Handy tips to keep milking equipment from freezing

Handy tips to keep milking equipment from freezing

With severe frost promised this weekend, freezing weather conditions can affect farming in several ways. The problem of freezing of...

February 26, 2016

‘Once-a-day milking the most feasible option for fragmented dairy farm expansion’

‘Once-a-day milking the most feasible option for fragmented dairy farm expansion’

Once-a-day milking of additional cows is the most feasible option for farmers wishing to expand their business, using land that...

August 22, 2015

Verder Group acquires Fullwood Packo Group

Verder Group acquires Fullwood Packo Group

The Dutch-owned Verder Group has acquired in its entirety the UK-based Fullwood Packo Group, the milking systems specialists. The Verder...

August 4, 2015

Why don’t more Irish dairy farmers (and cows) love milking robots?

Why don’t more Irish dairy farmers (and cows) love milking robots?

Irish dairy farmers are not installing automatic milking systems at the same rate European farmers are, because getting cows to...

July 1, 2015