Ontario Dairy Finds Success with BouMatic® SmartDairy® Activity System

11th February 2016 - Posted In: BouMatic Updates

BouMatic is the exclusive sponsor in the milking equipment category of the European Holstein Championship which will take place in Colmar/France on June 17, 18 and 19, 2016.
The European Championship is the most prestigious competition of the Holstein breed and more than 20,000 visitors are expected.


Open Farm Doors

During this competition, some fifteen dairy farms, eleven of which equipped with BouMatic milking parlors or robots, will invite the general public to their Open Doors. If you plan to visit one of these farms, reservations are required. More information is available on the Colmar 2016 website: www.colmar2016.com



Ontario Dairy Finds Success with BouMatic® SmartDairy® Activity System

1st October 2015 - Posted In: BouMatic Updates, Press Releases

BouMatic announces the addition of the Flex 70 Evolution to its Magnum Flex series of liners, which is especially designed to improve teat condition and overall milking performance.
The Magnum Flex 70 Evolution has a narrowed mouth piece diameter to tailor a high genetic cow’s teat size better. In addition, the liner body has been redesigned to fit the teat’s shape better and consequently improve the teat massage level. The operator will be able to attach the liner more rapidly and efficiently. Thirdly, the lower part of the liner is enlarged specifically to allow a higher and better milk throughput. These three features improve the cow’s comfort and teat condition considerably. The increased comfort level leads to more lactations per cow and a better milk persistency. Ultimately, milking performance in any milking system will improve remarkably. Like all other BouMatic liners, the Magnum Flex 70 Evolution is available in a vented and non-vented version. The vented version accelerates the milk-out and ameliorates the teat health.

Each liner in the Magnum Flex series (consisting of 4 liner types) has been designed to adapt to a specific style of milking while providing maximum comfort for dairy cows.  The result is better milk let-down in the critical first two minutes of milking and throughout the milking cycle. 

“Magnum Flex liners are engineered with a mouthpiece that protects the teats optimally, and the design includes a tapered barrel with graduated wall thickness for optimum teat massage,” says Johnny Bayart, Milking Expert at BouMatic.  “Our new liners are produced with a new long life compound, enabling better liner integrity and consistent milking performance,” he adds. “60% of the actual herds are already composed of high genetic cows with smaller teat sizes. With the addition of the Magnum Flex 70 Evolution to the product family, we now also have the answer to the need of liners for those target groups.”

“No other liner is more focused on the health of the dairy cow,” continues Bayart.  “Using the right liner is important to milk correctly with a contemporary dairy system and allow the dairy manager to progress continuously and evolve with the future genetics and milking criteria.  Magnum Flex liners hold true to BouMatic’s long standing milking principle: the milking machine should remove the milk from the cow’s udder, gently, quickly and completely.” he adds.

Ontario Dairy Finds Success with BouMatic® SmartDairy® Activity System

24th July 2013 - Posted In: BouMatic Updates

Check out this Progressive Dairyman article in which BouMatic's Ken Vos discusses lameness and hoof care issues faced by dairy farmers, as well as solutions to these issues. In the article Ken states, “My company’s focus on the health and welfare of the cow drives my daily work to fight hoof problems and lameness.”

Ontario Dairy Finds Success with BouMatic® SmartDairy® Activity System

4th April 2013 - Posted In: BouMatic Updates

BouMatic is proud to support Dairy Farmers of America! DFA is the largest U.S. based milk coop with just under 8,700 member farms from which it buys approximately 39 billion pounds of milk. www.dfaleader.com is a new website created to complement DFA's member publication, Leader. Check out BouMatic's banner on the DFA Leader website!

Ontario Dairy Finds Success with BouMatic® SmartDairy® Activity System

23rd February 2012 - Posted In: BouMatic Updates, Press Releases

SmartDairy® Activity, is quickly improving breeding success rates on dairies worldwide.

MADISON, Wisconsin – BouMatic®, global dairy equipment and chemical manufacturer, announced its state-of-the-art cow activity detection system, SmartDairy® Activity, is quickly improving breeding success rates on dairies worldwide.

“Using HeatSeeker™ II electronic motion sensing technology, SmartDairy Activity is a robust, easy add-on module for current SmartDairy Management Systems,” explained Parimal Rajkondawar, BouMatic Brand Manager.

“SmartDairy Activity has been developed to operate in any dairy environment, and utilizes the dairy industry’s newest generation of radio frequency information technology based on ISO protocols,” Rajkondawar said.  And he added, “The positive response we’re receiving from the field confirms our expectations of this important SmartDairy module.”

“Here’s what the owner of a large dairy in Ontario, Canada told us recently,” said Rajkondawar.

“We wanted a complete dairy herd management system with parlor identification (ID), automatic sort and activity monitoring and BouMatic’s SmartDairy Activity Module met all of these requirements,” said Cees Haanstra, owner of Greiden Farms, milking over 600 cows near St. Mary’s, Ontario.

“BouMatic’s SmartDairy Activity Module has not only made our breeding program more efficient, but it has given us a complete parlor management system with parlor ID,” Haanstra explained.  “With the companion SmartDairy Sort Module we can be much more effective with the time management of our herd.  The system has made things easier and more effective.  SmartDairy has saved us time with milk recording DHI, herd health as they are pre-sorted, as well as identifying cows in different groups through the computer herd management program.” Haanstra added.

“It was an easy decision for us to choose BouMatic’s SmartDairy Activity Module since it provides complete management functionality, compared to other systems on the marketing which provide only activity data,” said Haanstra.

Greiden Farms Dairy had been on an OvSynch program for breeding and the SmartDairy Activity Module has reduced the operation’s use of the more expensive and time consuming OvSynch protocols. 

“We are saving time and money by breeding more cows earlier using the SmartDairy Activity data,” explained Haanstra.  “With less time and reduced cost required for OvSynch and with our SmartDairy herd management program, we are seeing positive benefits throughout the dairy.  We recommend BouMatic’s SmartDairy Management Systems to other dairy operators,” he added.

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