Farmer: A J Langley & Son
Location: Nr Bath, Somerset
Parlour type: Herringbone
When replacing an old milking parlour that had been in use since 1975, the Langleys went for a Rolls-Royce package comprising a DeLaval 28/28 herringbone parlour with an auto-identify system, auto segregation, auto activity monitoring, auto plant washer, footbath, vari-speed vacuum pump and a heat recovery system, all house in a new purpose-built structure. AirWash Plus completed the installation, fitted directly to the DeLaval clusters, and it has already proved to be an important factor in mastitis control among the herd of 180 Fresians.
“We are seeing a maximum of one case of mastitis a week,” said Phil Langley, “as well as a drop in somatic cell counts. Milking with AirWash Plus is now a lot easier and quicker.”