Project Description

MilktechNZ® are proud to be the preferred supplier of a major upgrade at Poplar Partnership Ltd in the Manawatu. The upgrade consisted of MilktechNZ® CR-1 electronic cup removers, TS-1 in bail teat sprayer, retention straps and full pulsation control.
Owners, John, Peter and Karen McErlean, along with 28 staff which includes several family members and people from the local area, form Poplar Partnership Ltd.
Milking all year round, 2150 Friesian cows in the peak, across 690 effective ha with a split calving, 1/3 autumn, 2/3 spring and carryover of good empty cows.
“We decided to invest in MilktechNZ® cup removers due to increasing SCC and wanting the cows to have the cups removed at the correct time and the same way (not over or under milked) after each milking. This system also allowed the cows to be teat sprayed immediately after the cups have been removed rather than our old system that sprayed to late whilst exiting the cowshed. Since making the change we have seen significant improvements in our animal health. We love that we can change settings using our phones. Having the large flashing light system with different colours showing milking/manual/teat spraying or kicked off cups is so easy for everyone to use. Installation was carried out between milking’s without any interruption to our milking schedule by our local service team. Finally, because MilktechNZ® is a New Zealand company, we have easy access to spare parts, etc. This was very important to us”.
To the McErlean family and team a huge thank you from the team at MilktechNZ® and also thanks to David and Peter for stepping up for the photo.