Milkrite Company has been established in 1885 in UK as part of Avon Rubber p.l.c. The company is one of the largest manufacturers of liners, milk tubes, air tubes and milk filters in the world, and is on the top ranking in manufacturing liners and rubber milking products, with annual production of 40 million liners, annual sales of over EUR 250 million and export to 65 countries across the globe. Milkrite has succeeded to be known as the largest manufacturer of various kinds of liners and tubes for milking machines and its products have a milking record of 15 million cows per day. The company is the biggest business partner for BouMatic, Westfalia, DeLaval, Fullwood and other renowned companies manufacturing milking machines and is providing these companies with 50% of its products.
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The amount of minerals and vitamins in feeding dairy cows plays an important role in the production of milk, the health and safety of the immune system and reproduction. Over the past 20 years, genetic development in dairy cattle has increased the need for vitamins and minerals. Since 2001, extensive studies have been conducted to determine more precisely the amount of vitamins and minerals needed for livestock, which has caused a lot of changes in the needs of dairy cows for mineral and vitamin creatures since 2001. Part of these changes results from an antagonistic study of the relationship between the mineral and vitamin in drinking water on the need for livestock for the elements. It is clear that consuming more than just needed is not only economically but also harmful to animal health. The Nolan Feed Group has based its research on the actual amount of mineral and vitamin needed, and consultation with domestic and foreign centers as well as the study of the state of water resources of the country. It has been developing a mineral compound to separate compound separate depending on the type of use. The group is prepared to monitor the effects of mineral supplements with free advice and use of experienced experts at the farm level, considering the presence of minerals in water and animal feed, and according to the actual needs of each herd and the economic optimization of the product Make the perfect complement.
Liners are the only parts of a milking system which are in direct contact with the body of animals. As a result, their quality and properties affect milking process and livestock health to a great extent, so it is very important to use high quality liners for milking.
Liners have different varieties and are categorized according to orifice diameter, length, shape, body diameter, constituents and other features.
Why it is important to choose a good liner?
As a liner is opened and closed 2.5 million times during milking process, it deteriorates fast and after a while its orifice and body becomes loose which increases more pressure on animal teat, slips more and leads to problems such as mastitis or more pressure on milking machinery.
As liners are also exposed to heat and chemicals after milking, rubber gets decomposed by corrosive effects of such materials. Also, milk has negative effects on liners. Milk fat is absorbed by liner and so, there will be some residues on it.
What liners should be replaced?
When a rubber liner is used 2000-3000 times for milking, teat cup deteriorates and there will be no resistance against bacteria and pathogens. This causes an increase in somatic cells and mastitis. So, rubber liners must be regularly replaced after milking for 2500-3000 times. It increases livestock health and milk quality.
Specifications of liners:
- Applicable for mobile and stationary milking systems
- Applicable for 2500 times of milking
- With no slippage to be correctly positioned on teats
- Full milk discharge from teats
Insemination gun sheet keeps the gun sterilized to be used for different animals.
Also, it is sometimes utilized for cleaning livestock uterus.
For more hygienic conditions, it is better to use double sheets but they can only be used up to cervix. Double sheets prevent vagina from being contaminated by probable urine and feces.
It is recommended to keep plastic sheets used for insemination guns sterilized. If the gun is not utilized properly, plastic sheet wouldn’t be fixed on it and thus, some amount of sperm would flow between sheet and gun.
It is possible to remove the gun sheet if it is taken from its proper place.
This type of sheet is used for insemination of cattle, sheep and goat.
Awareness of hygiene in dairy farms is very important and also treatment costs are high. Thus, all farmers attempt to protect animals against diseases.
Plastic gloves are commonly used for livestock purposes such as cattle and horse rectal palpation, animal delivery, treatment of sick animals and milking and have significantly helped in increasing herd’s hygiene.
- Long sleeve veterinary gloves
- Highly resistant against rupture and tension
- Thin enough for a better touch and rapid pregnancy recognition
- With no allergy and scratch on cattle’s vagina
- Applicable for all veterinary purposes and all kinds of livestock, including horses
- Made of plastic
Calf delivery rope:
It is used for tying calf’s hands and legs as calving difficulty or stillbirth and assisting a cow for calving.
- High resistance against pressure and torsion
- Easily cleaned and fast disinfection
- With no harm on calf’s skin
- Applicable for cattle
- Made of tarpaulin
Ear tag applicator is used for applying tags on livestock ears rapidly and with less pressure. The equipment is also used for one piece ear tags.
As of the design of applicator, some points shall be noticed, like high durability, ergonomic and user-friendly design, security of both user and livestock and also the strength.
Although the applicator is used externally in case of ear bleeding, and as the apparatus becomes contaminated by blood, the contamination can be transferred between animals. So, it is recommended to clean the applicator with disinfectant solutions after using for each livestock.
Specification of ear tag applicator:
- Highly resistant against strokes
- In red color
- Made of metal
Ear tags play an important role in livestock identification and all information related to their parents, pedigree, diseases and treatments, breeding and all other things happened during their lives are registered according to the numbers allocated to each animal in management software or sheets.
Although all ear tags look similar, their component materials are important with regard to their durability during animal lifetime.
As some animals are willing to chew their ear tags, it’s not possible to chew the round one s and thus numbers stay longer. It seems that round tags would keep their shape for life long. Sometimes these tags are used with another ones however sometimes they are used alone.
If animals are kept for more than 6 months, using polyurethane tags with metal tips are recommended as they are highly resistant against pressure and strokes; i.e. metal tips are rigid enough against strokes, heat, humidity and other physical factors and in this way, tags would remain on livestock ear. Therefore, because of the rigidity of metal tips, it will be hard and time consuming to change animal’s identification number in case they are stolen.
Also it is possible to print desired numbers and other specifications by laser on these ear tags which leads to save more time and thus, numbers would remain longer in comparison with writing by markers. In this way, the dairy farm seems more industrialized and also the possibility of their robbery is reduces.
Specifications of Round Ear Tags:
- Bottom- Shape, in two pieces and yellow color
- Made of polyurethane
- Applicable for sheep, goat and camel
- Numbers can be printed by laser
- With polyurethane pin