Dairymaster’s objective is to make dairy farming more profitable, enjoyable and sustainable. The company has carved out a reputation, both nationally and internationally, for providing hi-tech solutions for dairy farming and is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative companies in agriculture.
Dairymaster have won numerous Innovation Awards worldwide including at the three largest agricultural exhibitions in the world. The MooMonitor+ has won awards in Ireland, the UK, Hungary, Czech Republic and the US. The prestigious Eurotier Gold Medal for innovation was awarded for the Swiftflo Revolver Goat Rotary milking parlour in Germany and the Swiftflo Commander which is like an IPad for cows has won 3 different innovation awards in Ireland. The MooMonitor+ App has won best new product innovation award at UK Dairy Day, while the Swiftflo Commander has won overall product innovation award at the UK Cream awards.
Dairymaster’s innovative product range encompasses five key areas: Milking Equipment; Automated Feeding Systems; Manure Scrapers; Cow Health & Fertility Monitoring as well as Milk Cooling and Heat Recovery technology.
Dairymaster’s milking systems are different, they milk each cow an average of one minute faster and deliver 5% more yield in scientific trials. The reason for this is that the vacuum profile applied at a cow’s teat-end is similar to that of a calf – a design unique to Dairymaster parlours. Their focus is not just on the livestock. The milking machine can talk to the operator through the entire process like a dairy sat nav for the farmer.
The Swiftflo Commander is essentially an iPad for cows. It is the new brain of the milking parlour, controlling everything to do with milking, feeding and animal health. It has next generation touchpad technology meaning it is extremely robust, easy to clean and fully water resistant. Dairymaster uses this smart technology to ensure farmers have the latest features and capability into the future.
The MooMonitor+ is bringing wearable technology to the farmyard and is helping to change the face of agriculture. When they developed the next generation MooMonitor+, they utilised technology from cloud computing, wearable sensing and big data to make health and reproductive monitoring better. They also used technology from rockets and smart phones to give farmers real-time information about the health and fertility status of each cow in their herd.
Dairymaster does the opposite to more expected business practices. It researches, develops and manufactures in one location. This integrated manufacturing model has allowed capability to be built, strengthened team building and has helped engender a culture where information and ideas are shared and a strong determination to succeed evident in all areas. This is one of the many things that makes Dairymaster special.
Dairymaster's location, customer focus and constant monitoring of product performance in the marketplace, has given the company an up-to-the minute understanding of all aspects of the industry as it evolves.
The biggest motivator within the company is seeing the effect they are having with their customers and the communities in which they work. A common statement that people make is that Dairymaster products are changing their lives for the better.
Dairymaster have customers in more than 40 countries, including the UK, Germany, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Russia.