Parlour type: Herringbone
Milking points: 20
Herd size: 300
Installation date: InVent installed April 2021
For us, it is important that the cow is comfortable when she comes into the parlour because she is there for one reason and that is to give her milk down. We don’t want to be driving cows into the parlour and forcing them to give their milk down. We want them to come into the parlour at their own accord. Give their milk down and be on their way. When I was told that ADF had brought out the InVent system I was really excited because I thought this could be a game changer and for me I think it definitely is.
The installation was really straight forward, in and out in a day. No disruption to our daily routine at all.
I would say the InVent system is most beneficial for the cow. Cow comfort, you get a lot less fidgeting in the milking parlour from the cows. General environment in the parlour is just a lot nicer for the cows now. We’ve definitely seen a reduction in ringing around the teats since using the system. Big improvement on that, definitely, continues Mark.
Installing the InVent system has allowed us to change some settings on our flows and take off times. In the parlour milking 300 cows, I would say it has saved us probably 20 minutes a day in milking.
We chose to go with the install just mainly for cow health really and also it has allowed us to do a few other things on our parlour, speed up and save a bit of time in the parlour as well. It doesn’t just improve cow health but obviously it improves the working environment.
We’ve had the ADF system now for three years. I would recommend it to anybody really. We put it in as a time saver and obviously to improve cow health and hygiene. And it ticks all those boxes and obviously after putting in the InVent system as well, it’s only just improved it more. I would say cow longevity is important to us here, and I would say the ADF InVent system is only going to help that.
When I was told that ADF had brought out the InVent system I was really excited because I thought this could be a game changer and for me I think it definitely is.
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