“With ADF we only need one milker in the parlour, which is a great money saving gain for us.”
Alberta dairy farmer Gerald Los installed the ADF System on his double nine parabone parlour at Los Dairies Ltd in August 2018 with the aim of reducing the number of workers needed in the parlour. Since installing the ADF System, Gerald has seen huge money saving benefits. “With ADF we only need one milker in the parlour, which is a great money saving gain for us. Once my workers got used to it, they found ADF great to use,” says Gerald.
Gerald is delighted with the other benefits he has seen through using the system, such as a lower somatic cell count and the time saved through no longer having to post dip each cow. The gentle release of the cluster has also been a big positive. “The herd have no reaction when the system comes off. They don’t seem to mind it at all,” explains Gerald. “We find the ADF System great and we would definitely recommend it to other farmers.”