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Interviews From: Matt Beckerink and Ben Knickerson
Parlor: Double 30 with 2 people milking and 1 pusher
Upon install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber, Matt Beckerink eliminated one full time position per shift, eliminated his towel service, and cut washer and dryer maintenance in half. Continued use of the teatscrubber showed a steady decrease in SCC going from an average of 249,000 to 119,000 in 2 years. They also saw a decrease in mastitis from 627 new cases to 369 in the same time frame.
Interviews From: Brent Eisenmen, Parlor Manager
Parlor: Double 36 with 3 people and 1 pusher (they have since expanded)
Upon install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber Kinnard Farms was in the middle of an expansion. Without having to add any extra help in the parlor, the teatscrubber allowed them to grow from 1800 cows to 2200 cows. Kinnard Farms is now milking faster and with a lower SCC and less mastitis than with fewer cows. In 2 years, SCC went from 228,000 to 199,000. Their mastitis went from 2% to less than 1%.
Since this case study they have expanded to a 60 stall rotary milking 4500 cows and have incorporated the FutureCow Teatscrubber in their new parlor.
Interviews From: Gary Gullicksrud
Parlor: Double 30 with 3 milkers and 1 pusher
Upon install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber, Hamlin Valley was suffering from growing pains and their prep consistency was suffering. Their initial improvements consisted of eliminating one position from the parlor by going from 4 milkers to 3. Even though they eliminated a person they still saw a huge decrease in necessary prep time due to the fact that they now had a more consistent routine. In addition to the prep changes they were able to lower their SCC, plate counts, and mastitis.
Interviews From: Brian and Scott Murphy
Parlor: Double 16 with 2 milkers and 1 pusher
Upon the install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber, Murph Ko Farms rather quickly reaped the rewards of the system. They eliminated one position per shift, got rid of towels, establish a consistent prep routine, noticed faster milk let out, and improved teat-ends. Their SCC went from 249,000 to 96,000 in four years.
Interviews From: Ron and Tyler Seibel
Date: June 2017
Parlor: Tie-Stall Barn with 2 milkers and 8 machines
Upon install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber Len-Don Farms was able to shave 30 minutes off of their prep time and add one more milking machine. They also saw a decrease in their SCC with the starting average around 289,000 and now around 84,000. Len-Don also experienced a bump in milk average. They currently hold the highest milk average in the county milking 2x with an average between 84-110lb of milk per cow.