A&R Merrett, Stroud

Merrett1With a 10/10 DeLaval Auto Tandem parlour milking 60 cows, A & R Merrett’s dairy farmnear Stroud is a smaller operation so efficiency is particularly important. Their parlour, which was installed in April 2011, is fitted with AirWash Plus which has speeded up the milking considerably, thus saving money as well as time.

The Merretts believe that AirWash Plus is perfect for a tandem parlour and are very pleased with the aftercare and fast response provided by their local dealer, T H WHITE.

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Nick Helyer, Little Langford, Wilts

HelyerNick Helyer has been managing his 1,425-acre farm at Little Langford near Wilton since 1965, when he took it over from his father who had worked the farm since 1941. After more than 50 years as a dairyman, there’s not much Nick doesn’t know about cattle, milk yields and the efficient running of his farm.

AirWash Plus, however, is a development that even took Nick by surprise. Milking 200 cows twice a day he has been able to reduce his milking time by an hour as well as seing significant drops in somatic cell counts, mastitis and Bactoscan readings.

Overall, Nick sees the installation of AirWash Plus at Little Langford as a great success.