Dairymaster's Mission Control brings AI to milking

By Jim Cornall contact

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Dairymaster’s new Mission Control on Swiftflo Revolver cow rotary milking parlor.
Dairymaster’s new Mission Control on Swiftflo Revolver cow rotary milking parlor.

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Dairymaster has introduced artificial intelligence (AI) to rotary milking.

The company said its Mission Control platform improves milking time, decision making and control from one location. Through its digital interface the operator gets an overview and control of the milking operation.

Dairymaster said its Mission Control takes data and processes it into easy actionable tasks.

OptiCruise, one of the features of Mission Control, uses AI to maximize parlor throughput. By controlling parlor rotation speed based on live multi-stream data, every unit and cluster in the parlor is used to maximum capacity.

Better returns

Dairymaster said this results in up to 30% reduced milking time, resulting in less labor and less parlor wear and tear. It also means less standing time for cows, and reduced running time means lower electricity and water usage.

In turn, this leads to a better return on investment for farm enterprise, Dairymaster said.

It added remote diagnostics and troubleshooting makes servicing more efficient.

The Mission Control interface displays live information on every cow on the platform, allowing the operator to take specific actions when necessary.

The operator can access real-time information at cow or herd level from one location, for example, yield, milking time, rotary stoppages, cow throughput and more. The operator can see cow-status, highlighting cows that require immediate actions that can be carried out from the interface, for example, a draft for veterinary check or diversion of milk.

Dairymaster's cow recognition system CowNow is another feature of Mission Control. Some benefits of this technology are increased data accuracy and reduced risk of antibiotics reaching the milk tank.

Related topics: R&D, Dairy Health Check, Fresh Milk

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