Monthly Archives: December 2015

    Dairymaster launches bumper recruitment drive for 2016

    Over 60 new, high end jobs coming on stream next year

    Dairymaster today launched its biggest ever recruitment drive to fill a record 60 new jobs in 2016 in its Kerry based globally focused dairy equipment manufacturing company. The roles will be based in Kerry, the UK and the USA.

    Speaking today at the launch of its latest recruitment drive Dairymaster CEO Dr Edmond Harty said; “Dairymaster has ambitious plans for 2016. With this new recruitment drive we are very keen to get the right people into the right jobs to help us drive the company. We are renowned for innovation and technology in our products and we can only continue to do this with the support of our staff. We are creating over 60 new jobs in a variety of exciting areas such as; design, software, production, electronic engineering, mobile app development, service and installation and sales amongst others. These are top quality jobs with great prospects for the right people. This is our 3rd annual recruitment drive and our biggest yet. Traditionally we target experienced professionals returning home for Christmas and we will be doing that again this year while also looking to the Irish jobs market.”

    2016 promises to be a big growth year for Dairymaster as it targets the US and UK dairy markets to grow its presence in each. The company has customers in over 40 countries worldwide and produces state of the art dairy equipment technology including milking parlours, feeding equipment, manure scrapers, milk cooling tanks and health and fertility monitoring systems for farms of all sizes. Dairymaster currently employs 360 people in roles ranging from manufacturing, sales through to engineering, software and much more in its Global Headquarters in Kerry and in regional hubs in the UK and USA. This new recruitment drive will add over 60 new jobs in a variety of roles.

    For further information on the different positions being advertised and application forms please click here. Applicants can apply immediately and closing date for all applications is Friday 15th January 2016.

    Largest farm in Ireland installs Dairymaster’s revolutionary health and fertility monitoring technology – MooMonitor+

    The breeding season for 2016 starts now and one farm that is all set for this is Tom and Simon Browne, Greenhills Farm (the largest farm in Ireland) who recently installed Dairymaster’s multi award winning health and fertility monitoring system – MooMonitor+ on their 1000 cow dairy farm in Co Cork.

    Speaking today Dr Harty said; “Tom and Simon Browne run not only one of the biggest but one of the most respected dairy farm operations in Ireland. Dairymaster has a long and proud association with the Browne family and Greenhills farm having installed a 60 unit rotary milking parlour in 2000 which was very new thinking at the time. The Browne’s have always been ahead of the pack when it comes to doing things more efficiently and more profitably.”


    MooMonitor+ is a wireless system which allows farmers to monitor heat, resting, feeding, restlessness, rumination and wellness 24×7. When the system detects sick cows it sends an immediate notification direct to the farmer’s phone. The advantage of this is that farmers, employees, vets, breeders and nutritionists can all have secure up to the minute access to farm information allowing for informed and timely decisions. Rumination data gives the farmer a great indication of animal welfare. The system pushes Animal Behavioural Alerts making a farmer aware when it detects changes in behaviour which may indicate illness. This allows early intervention, reduced antibiotic usage and better recovery rates on farm. As a result the MooMonitor+ has saved many cows around the world making an even faster return on investment.

    The multi award winning MooMonitor+ has advanced features such as having the longest range on the market, an amazing battery life of up to 10 years, two-way communication and much more. Using the system couldn’t be easier. Simon taps his phone against the MooMonitor+ and keys in the cow number from that moment on that cows is being monitored 24×7. If there is a significant change in the cows behaviour such as when she’s in heat or sick the farmers get an alert direct to their phone. The added advantage of this is ease of use and less animal handling and stress for both the farmer and the cow. Like all good dairy farmers Tom and Simon know that breeding, fertility and health are critical factors for success on-farm. For them the MooMonitor+ makes real sense. It will quickly save them time, money and hassle.

    Tom & Simon Browne Largest Farm in Ireland installs Dairymaster MooMonitor+ 2

    Speaking today Tom Browne said; “Over the past few days we have fitted our herd with the MooMonitor+. We feel that this technology will more than pay for itself and allow us improve results on the farm. Technology is always changing and improving and the MooMonitor+ gives us more information about all our cows to help us make better decisions. Our association with Dairymaster is long standing and we are proud to see that partnership continue.”

    Dr Edmond Harty added; “Any dairy farmer will tell you that a vital job on farm is to recognise when a cow is on-heat as missed heats can cost €250 each or more. Health is also of vital importance. This system pushes Health Alerts making a farmer aware when it detects health problems. Research shows that the majority of heats start between 8.00 pm and 6.00 am when the farmer should be asleep. Manual heat detection is time consuming and can have variable accuracy. With the MooMonitor+ the farmer has a consistently reliable system. It can have a big impact quickly on the profitability of a farm. Like the Browne’s more and more farmers are partnering with us to install this game changer technology on their farms.”

    Optimising fertility is the number 1 driver of dairy farm profitability. The average 100 cow farm in Ireland is losing €6,500 on production alone per year due to an extended calving interval and many farms are losing a lot more, there is also huge labour saving and the system can be installed no matter what make of equipment is already on farm. If you want better fertility, healthier cows and more calves then call us now on 1890 500 247 for your free on farm demo.

    iPad for Cows Wins Top Technology Award & Dairymaster Sweeps Winners Board at National Agribusiness Awards

    • Dairymaster CEO Dr Edmond Harty named Inaugural winner of Agribusiness Leader Award.

    • Dairymaster’s Swiftflo Commander (“iPad for Cows”) wins Agribusiness Use of Technology Award.

    • Dairymaster wins Equipment & Machinery Agribusiness of the Year.

    • Dairymaster wins Dairy Agribusiness of the Year.

    Dairymaster was announced as the winner of the top technology award at the national Agribusiness Awards for its new ground breaking technology, the Swiftflo Commander, known as the “iPad for cows”.

    Agribusiness Leader of the Year Dr Edmond Harty CEO Dairymaster being presented with award by Tom Kelly Divisional Manager Enterprise Ireland

    The iPad for dairy cows (the Swiftflo Commander) is the latest innovation from the R&D focused Dairymaster. This device is the new brain of the milking parlour controlling everything to do with milking, feeding and animal health. Using the latest touchpad technology it allows the dairy farmer to control each milking unit and it ensures that the farmer has in one place all the information necessary to most effectively manage the herd. It saves the busy farmer time, money and effort.

    It was a record breaking night for Dairymaster as they swept the board at the prestigious Agribusiness Awards ceremony.

    Dairymaster CEO Dr Edmond Harty was announced as the inaugural winner of the Agribusiness Leader Award. This national award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to Ireland’s agribusiness industry. An independent panel of recognised and expert Judges representing Ireland’s agribusiness industry chose Dr Harty as the winner of this prestigious award.

    To top an already great night Dairymaster was also named the Equipment & Machinery Agribusiness of the Year winner and Dairy Agribusiness of the Year.


    Speaking at the awards ceremony last evening Dr Harty said; “Winning these awards has topped a really superb year for Dairymaster. We continue to grow and add new customers in new markets around the world. We are proud to say that Dairymaster technologies are changing the way dairy farms are operating around the world. These awards recognise the contribution that our products make to the international reputation of Ireland as an innovator in the agri-food sector. Ireland has carved out a global niche for itself as a vibrant, top quality, sophisticated player in the international agribusiness sector and Dairymaster is proud to be part of what drives that standard. This year we have launched a number of disrupter technologies for dairy farmers that are driving down the costs of production, saving the farmer time and money and maintaining the highest standards in animal health. In 2016 Dairymaster will continue to focus on growing international markets and on maintaining a strong pipeline of new technologies. Farmers are smart at seeing the big picture. Even at a time when global prices for dairy products are soft farmers know that investing in their farms makes real sense and will help to future proof their farms. ”