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Harold Loijen - Farm Owner

Our customer Harold Loijen, in the Waikato, says that ADF is another tool in the toolbox to help tackle problems with mastitis and somatic cell count.

14.11.19

“ADF is another tool in the toolbox to help tackle problems with mastitis and somatic cell count”

Harold Loijen was one of our first customers in New Zealand. We installed the ADF System on his dairy farm in Putaruru back in 2012, and since then he has seen an improvement in cow health and comfort.

“We have slowly noticed an improvement in somatic cell count and a reduction in mastitis cases. The cows’ teats are sprayed before the cups come off, so we’ve also seen an improvement in good teat health. The cows are more comfortable as they no longer have sore teats which I am sure they like!” Due to this improved health, Harold has also seen a reduction in antibiotic use which has saved him money in vet bills.

“We decided to implement ADF as it is the only system that automatically sprays the cows’ teats for a herringbone dairy shed that works properly. There is no other teat sprayer in the world for herringbones that teat sprays straight away when the cow has finished milking. Since the ADF System has been installed we have saved a little time every milking compared with hand spraying,” explains Harold.

Harold’s staff find the system easy to use, and it works well with the other parts of their milking shed. Harold has 230 cows in his herd and milks them twice a day on a 26 aside herringbone. Their average milk production is 600kg of milk solids per cow per year.

“ADF is a good, easy to use system, and is another tool in the tool box to help dairy farmers tackle problems with mastitis and somatic cell count. I would definitely recommend it to other farmers.”

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