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"FARM SHOW" 10/2012 

 A Lithuanian company has an economical and energy saving solution for dairy cattle that expend time and energy walking from their grazing pastures to a farm site for milking. UAB MotoTecha Global makes milking systems for farmers with 20 to as many as 300 cows.

“Our systems bring the milking parlor to the cows rather than have the cows come to the parlor,” says Marijus Balys, a spokesperson for the company. “We started making these systems in 2004 and have sold more than a thousand of them in Lithuania.” Dairies in Latvia, the Ukraine, France, Switzerland, Canada and Australia have also bought their systems.

“Our portable systems are popular because the cows aren’t expending energy walking to a parlor,” says Balys. “Our main customers are organic farmers and operations that make extensive use of rotational grazing, where cows are quite a distance from buildings and farm sites.”

MotoTecha’s portable two, four or six cow system is typically pulled to a milking site by a small tractor or a pickup truck. The two cow system is for up to 20 animals, the four stall model for up to 50 cows, and the six stall model for more than 50 cows. Hydraulic cylinders raise the wheels and lower the grated floor to the ground. Electricity can be provided by a generator run by a tractor pto or a portable diesel engine. An enclosed tented trailer carries the vacuum machine and milking units. A separate cart carries wash water and the bulk milk tank.

All three sizes of the Moto Techa portable milking system have a galvanized frame, roof, floor and vacuum pipe. They include 12 volt lighting, milk vacuum hoses and bowls for supplementary feeding. The system uses Interpuls milking units powered by a Motech portable vacuum machine. Six different machine sizes, from a GVP200 to a GVP 750, are available.

Balys says the milking stations are comfortable for the cows and the person doing the milking. “Cows are milked in single stalls on both sides of a central aisle. The operator has excellent access to the udder and the milking machine. Milk is pumped to a bulk tank through a pipeline system, just like in a stationary parlor. When a cow is done milking, a gate opens on the side of the stall and the cow walks out. Another gate opens at the rear of the stall and the next cow walks in. It’s simple and stress free for the animals and the operator,” Balys says. When milking is completed, semi-automatic washing devices clean the equipment. Bulk milk can be hauled away after each milking or stored in the tank if a cooling system is used.

The company makes larger systems for up to 300 cows and provides spare parts and full service if needed on all models.

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http://www.lavozdegalicia.es

Carlos Cortés

monforte / la voz  19 de julio de 2013  15:58

 

A de Xosé García Freire é a única explotación gandeira da parroquia de Mañente e unha das poucas que quedan en todo o municipio de Pantón. Agora tamén é probablemente a primeira de Galicia en empregar unha sala muxidora portátil. O invento facilítalle un aforro dobre. O primeiro de tempo, porque agora xa non ten que andar traendo e levando as vacas dúas veces ao día entre os prados e a granxa para sacarlles o leite. E o segundo en saúde para os animais, que corren menos risco de sufrir feridas nas pezuñas no trasego polos camiños.

Xosé García pratica a gandeiría extensiva e dispón de diferentes fincas na parroquia de Mañente, algunhas a unha distancia considerable da súa granxa. «Hai fincas nas que me leva máis de media hora só traelas para aquí cada mañá e cada noite, e a iso haille que sumar o tempo de muxilas, e o de levalas outra vez», explica.

Tampouco é despreciable o aforro en riscos para a saúde das vacas. Como saben os veterinarios, as feridas que se fan as vacas nas pezuñas ao camiñar por terreo pedregoso son un problema grave que ten tamén un custe económico directo para a granxa. «As mazaduras das pezuñas trátanse con antiinflamatorios, pero son dolorosas e tardan moitos días en curar, así que poden baixar moito a produción de leite», explica Miguel Araújo, veterinario dunha cooperativa gandeira de Meira.

 

Á outra punta de Europa

Xosé García Freire levaba tempo buscando un sistema que lle permitise acurtar a duración das dúas operacións diarias de muxido. Este gandeiro de 29 anos foino atopar na outra punta de Europa. Preguntando a outros gandeiros e a técnicos que coñecía non deu con nada, así que se puxo a buscar en Internet. Descubriu que en Francia e Holanda hai empresas que fabrican sistemas de muxido portátil, pero con estruturas de grandes dimensións, pensadas para grandes explotacións e países con camiños rurais máis rectos e firmes que os de aquí. Buscando un pouco máis deu coa empresa Mototecha. Era o que precisaba, pero estaba en Lituania. Alá foi para revisar o equipo e ver como funcionaba.

 

Seis en cada quenda </STRONG>

«Vin que era funcional e moi básico, así que tampouco dá problemas de averías», explica. Elixiu un modelo de sete metros de longo e con capacidade para muxir seis vacas de cada vez. Técnicos da empresa viaxaron co material e axudárono a montalo a fin de semana pasada. O primeiro día custoulles meter as vacas dentro da sala portátil, pero dentro póñenlles penso para animalas, de maneira que agora xa praticamente fan cola cando vén que chega o momento.

gandeiría tecnoloxía nova para o sector leiteiro

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Mobile tandem parlor systems for pasture based milking

Posted on 25th November 2012 in Mobile Milking Parlors

 

Mobile tandem parlors are designed for most efficient on-pasture  milking.

Equipped with mobile generator for independent electricity supply (a PTO-driven electric generator or a portable diesel/gasoline electric generator), mobile milking systems are fully self-sufficient in any remote pasture conditions or wilderness while providing the highest quality of milk cooled directly in the field or upon arrival to the stationary milk cooling tank. Easily moving wherever cows go, mobile parlors save cows’ energy and thus always produce more milk than any other system of milking can boast.A light but robust construction of a mobile milking parlor is designed to endure constant moves from one location to another and to endure cows weight loads on all types of pasture terrains. Mobile tandem parlor is designed for the most optimal maintenance and washing. The shortest possible milking pipe optimizes the time of  washing and the use of washing detergent ingredients and thus leaves the least possible effects to the environment. Mobile tandem parlors have proven efficiency and best quality of milk production since 2004. Serving over a thousand of dairy farms in the Baltic states and across Europe, pasture based milking systems have made milk production more  comfortable to both cows and farmers while optimizing the capital investment costs and operational expenses to the lowest minimum possible.

New way of mobile milking is the new step towards more sustainable and self-sufficient dairy farming.

 

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03.10.2013, Romania

http://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2013/October/heifer-participant-pioneers-milking-equipment-in-romanian-village.html

 

 

 

 

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