One operator can milk up to 1,300 goats per hour in Dairymaster’s Swiftflo Goat Rotary.
Winner of a gold medal for innovation at the Eurotier show in Germany, the rotary has been designed for optimum operator and goat comfort, according to the manufacturer.
The cluster is conveniently located directly under the goat’s teats in a robotic carriage. Optimum udder presentation enables a cluster attachment rate of under 2.5 seconds.
When the goat has finished milking the teat cups are removed automatically.
The cluster can then be automatically sanitised and is stored hygienically underneath the rotary platform.
There is also the option of automatic teat spraying.
New information and communications technology based products for farmers and food producers are the aim of €4 million of funding for small and medium enterprises and web-entrepreneurs.
The funds for prototype development, end user trials and business development are on offer from South East BIC, based in Waterford, the Irish partner in a wider European programme worth €80 million.
The project aims to boost use of future internet technologies in the agri-food sector, and it is geared towards increased productivity while minimising environmental footprint.
Grants of up to €100,000 will be granted by SmartAgriFood.
The closing date for grant applications is November 15. For any futrther information, you can check out the website at:
© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved