“I WAS ONLY USING ABOUT 12 OR 18 UNITS, TO AVOID OVER MILKING, BUT NOW I USE THE WHOLE PARLOUR, THE WHOLE TIME.” – James Mathews, Quantock Hills, Taunton, UK

Another happy user in the UK using the MilktechNZ® CR-1 automatic cup removers and YD-1 milk yield indicators.

James Matthews milks 200 cows out of his large 24:48 milking parlour on a farm nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills, six miles Northwest of Taunton – an area well known for its outstanding beauty.

James started calving and milk production on the block in February 2022, he became worried about overmilking, and the teat end damage caused by it. So, he was looking for a one person milking system that could not only help his over milking problem but one that was also reliable, simple to use, and cost effective.

“I got a really competitive quote from MilktechNZ®. It’s a simple but modern system that we could retrofit to our existing parlour quite easily and still be able to add future technology on later.”

James loves his new CR-1 automatic cup remover system. He says they “takes the pressure off milking. I don’t need to worry about cow’s being slow or overmilking. It takes the worry and the stress out of it and allows you to pay more attention to cows and do other little jobs such as tail painting, picking out cows, etc.”

“The lights are great!  We have quite a long parlour and you can easily look down and see one light is still on in green, so she is still milking happily. Or one is yellow, so I had better take that one off. It’s a good indicator about what’s going on from a distance.”

“The installation was excellent, and the quality of service was great, with any small issues resolved quickly,” says James.

Along with his MilktechNZ® CR-1 automatic cup removers, James also installed the newly launched YD-1 milk yield indicator, which shows each cow’s milk yield at a quick glance. James says, “It’s really clear and nice to look up and see “she’s milking well today” or “her milk’s down a bit.” It makes milk recording more accurate and easier.”

James is really happy with his new MilktechNZ® system and is enjoying the many benefits that come along with it. Outside of the parlour, he’s a happy family man. He can often be found inside the hockey goal posts playing for his local team, Minehead, and is also a sucker for a game of Skittles in the local pub after the game. He is a really top lad, and it has been an absolute pleasure doing business with him.

From the team at MilktechNZ®, we would like to say a big thank you to James, and the local dealer who helped bring this project to life.