Project Description

“WE KNEW THE MILKTECHNZ® CR-1 ELECTRONIC CUP REMOVERS WERE WHAT WE WANTED.” – Graham and Mel Rogers, based near Waihi

Great to be part of a fantastic new installation for Graham and Mel Rogers. Based near Waihi in the mighty Waikato, they milk 520 cows through their 40 unit herringbone. Graham’s parents originally started with 160 cows, and then 10 years ago, Graham and Mel took over the farm. Since that time, the unit has grown to a two herd system. The unit is now 160 hectares of rolling/steep terrain with a river through it which Graham says can make for some challenges at times.
Mel and Graham said, “we certainly looked around with other companies that suggested to weld this, and weld that. When Craig from MilktechNZ® showed us their CR-1 electronic cup remover technology with its simple, all stainless bolt-on setup that requires no welding, we knew this was what we wanted.
The installation team did a wonderful job which was done between milkings over two days. For Mel and I, we were looking at ways to speed up milking without the drag of three hours in the evening and three and half hours in the morning.
The cup removers have taken 40 minutes off each milking and we realise just how much over milking was occuring before. It’s important we have a system that allows us flexibility, how many people we have in the shed, and it is an enjoyable experience for all of us. During this upgrade we also went for the new lightweight MC-3 claws. Our claws and shells were very heavy so just replacing the claw part and keeping the existing shells has given us a much lighter claw to handle. We love it!”
From us all at MilktechNZ®, a big thank you to the Rogers for choosing MilktechNZ®.