Ray and Sue Howe, Bonnie View Pastoral
Eli PRO Automatic Cup Removers with Integrated Milk Meters
"We have had the Eli Milk Meters in operation for over 10 years since the rotary dairy completion in May 2001. As a reference installation for the meters, they have been very successful and an undeniable asset to the business. A more recent upgrade to the new milk sensor has revealed exceptional accuracy of milk volumes of all animals regardless of milking speed and volumes. The cup removers have also decreased cell count and reduced fluctuations of overall health issues due to consistent and proper take off from the animal. The overall service and backup support provided by Eli is one that we could not survive without, even after hours call outs and the smallest system issues. The whole Eli system is one that we rely heavily upon to analyse and run the business and it provided a huge amount of data to help us make decisions affecting profitability."
Dave and Sharon Anderson, Kings Vale Jerseys
Eli ECO Automatic Cup Removers, retrofitted into a Swingover Herringbone shed
"The installation of the cup removers with swing arms in my ten aside swing over herringbone shed has taken a lot of the hassle out of milking. Once a cow has the cups on I can then concentrate on other tasks, whether breaking in new heifers who need constant attention or treating a health issue with another cow in the shed, knowing that the cows will be milked out without being over-milked. Also not having to manually take the cups off I'm not putting myself in harm's way anymore than I need to be. When the cup removers were installed I was amazed that the cows were milked out the way I had been doing them myself. I would just think that the cow was milked out enough when the cup removers would take the cups off. This gave me instant confidence in them. The herd's cell count has decreased over the period since their installation, which I credit the cup removers for. I have never had a second thought about putting them in!"