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    UCD College of Engineering and Architecture appoint Dr Edmond Harty as Adjunct Full Professor

    CEO of Dairymaster to work with next generation of engineering innovators…

    Dr Edmond Harty, CEO of Dairymaster, has been appointed as Adjunct Full Professor in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at UCD College of Engineering and Architecture.

    Dr Harty has a strong background in engineering and science and is regarded as one of the world’s pioneers in agricultural technology. He has an impressive track record of combining leading research with successful commercialisation of the resulting intellectual property. He has filed over 90 patent applications and developed a multi-disciplinary innovation focused company of more than 350 people. He has received many international awards for his research and is a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

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    Swiftflo Commander Wins At The Cream Awards!


    Dairymaster is cream of the crop at UK Cream Awards for the 2nd year running – this year for its next generation Swiftflo Commander!

    You’re in command with the Swiftflo Commander!

    As farms are getting larger there is less time for individual animal attention. During milking having access to the right information at the right time is essential. The Swiftflo Commander is the new brain of the milking parlour, controlling everything to do with milking, feeding and animal health. It offers a new level of intelligence that takes command of each milking unit within the parlour. Last night, Dairymaster impressed the judging panel at the Farm Business Cream Awards at the National Birmingham Motor Cycle Museum in the UK for the 2nd year running, this time with its Swiftflo Commander, winning the “Overall Product Innovation Award”.

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    MooMonitor+ App wins Best New Product Award at UK Dairy Day!


    NEW MooMonitor+ App wins Best New Product Innovation Award at UK Dairy Day

    Putting the power of Herd Management in your hands, while eliminating hours of paperwork on the farm…

    The latest App from Dairymaster – the MooMonitor+ is the newest stage in the evolution of Dairymaster’s ground-breaking MooMonitor+ health and fertility monitoring system. This cutting edge technology has been honoured at UK Dairy Day as the Best New Product Innovation Award today in Telford, Shropshire. This App works in tandem with the MooMonitor+ collar, and no matter how big the farmer’s herd is this App has the power to identify animals that need their attention, anytime, anywhere. The visual picture of their herd allows them to easily identify cows when they are in heat, ill or simply not thriving.

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    Con & Ann O’ Donoghue’s Open Day, Killarney

    Make sure to join us for what promises to be an exciting day!

    Con O'Donoghue Open Day

    Insight Dairy Open House, Little Falls, NY, USA

    We are really looking forward to hosting an Open House at Insight Dairy, LLC, Little Falls, New York on July 28th! Exciting speakers, milking demonstration and lots more. For more information, see below. All welcome!
    Open Day Poster

    Dairymaster Founder Ned Harty Honoured with Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Farmer of the Year Awards

    On Friday night last Mr Ned Harty, founder of Kerry based, globally focused hi-tech dairy manufacturing company Dairymaster was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Farmer of the Year Awards in Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel.

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    Speaking at the awards ceremony, Ned Harty said; “I am truly humbled to achieve this award. Dairymaster has been my lifelong passion and I am very proud of what the company has become today. Ireland has rightly secured a global reputation for excellence in the agri food sector.

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    Data gathering to revolutionise agricultural industry

    The Chief Executive Officer of a major Irish dairy company has told international agricultural delegates that there is a need for the incorporation of more technology into the farming industry.

    Dr Edmond Harty, CEO of Dairymaster told the Nuffield Contemporary Scholars Conference taking place in Cavan, that the increased use of technology will assist farmers to meet challenges they are currently facing.


    “The reality of milk prices and volatility can be dealt with by adopting the resources that are available to other industries,” according to Dr Harty. “Data gathering and analytics has revolutionised many industries and is now turning the agricultural industry on its head,” he said.

    The CEO of the Irish agri tech company said that there is now an opportunity with the removal of milk quotas and the demand for increased efficiencies to harness the power of data. “It is all about taking action on accurate information. In terms of milk quality a 100 cow farm has the opportunity to realise €18,000 per annum if they act upon the data is available to them.”

    The Nuffield conference is a major international agricultural conference with over 80 international agricultural experts taking place in Cavan this week. It features experts from Ireland, UK, Australia, NZ, Canada, France and the Netherlands, as well as international scholars from Brazil, India, China and Mozambique.


    The 80 delegates, receive an international scholarship from Nuffield International, a leading agricultural scholarship program worldwide to attend the event where they will hear presentations from high-level experts on a range of agri’ topics including policy, trade and leadership. The conference is supported by Cavan County Council and the Taste of Cavan. Throughout the week Cavan products are showcased to the delegates. As part of the conference they visited Ballyhaise Agricultural College and local agricultural producers and factories in the Cavan region.

    Pedigree Breeders Rinderzuchtbetrieb Derboven – an extraordinary dairy farm!

    We recently visited the Derboven farm in Germany where they milk 500 high yielding cows in a Dairymaster Swingover milking parlour.
    Since the 1980’s the Derboven dairy farm has earned a national and international reputation for excellent Holstein genetics. Conny Derboven always took a keen interest in breeding superior Holstein genetics. This has been hallmarked by the extensive list of top awards for their pedigree cows.

    For example, cows ‘Lila’ and ‘Lynn’ (from the Lancia EX 94 Family) won the 2015 Reserve Winner Award. The award is for the best of the best across all German cattle shows in any given year. The famous red Holstein sire ‘Faber’ also came from this line. German Holstein genetics has been greatly influenced by the Derboven sires ‘Bonatus’ and ‘Monreal’ and the current representative out of this line ‘Gelinda’, has just won the top award for best heifer at the Schau der Besten Show 2015.

    Conny’s three daughters, Anna-Lena, Dorothee and Cathrin, have inherited his passion for cows and farming and now run this dynamic dairy enterprise together. Have a look behind the scenes in this video to see and hear how these famous German breeders use Irish milking equipment to help achieve their goals.

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    Farm and family photos, including image of Derbovens Champion Lynn VG 88

    If you would like to read more about the Derboven family, visit http://rzbderboven.de/der-hof/.

    Dairymaster Goat Rotary Appears in Times Square!

    The Dairymaster Award winning Swiftflo Revolver Goat Rotary has appeared on a billboard in Times Square, New York. The screen features prominently and can be seen by hundreds of thousands of vehicles and pedestrians as they pass through Times Square each day.
    Goat Rotary Time Square
    When asked about the recent publicity of their innovative product Dairymaster International Business Development Manager Fergus O’Meara said; “Dairy goat farming is a growth area with an increasing demand for goat’s milk for cheese, yoghurt, ice-cream and liquid milk consumption. A successful goat farmer needs the best milking system to maximise profit and increase efficiency and that’s what you get with the Swiftflo goat rotary and because of its revolutionary design we are seeing interest from all around the globe.” Having won the prestigious Eurotier Gold Medal for Innovation, it’s not the first time that the Swiftflo Goat Rotary has been in the limelight. The capabilities of the milking machine have revolutionised the way that goats are milked.
    The Dairymaster rotary uses a new design in rotary milking with a robotic carriage where one operator can milk up to 1,300 goats per hour with a milking unit attached every 2.5 seconds. No other goat milking equipment can milk that fast and in such numbers. Efficient equipment is essential with goat farming, since the productivity of the goat is limited and it is necessary to milk a large number of goats in order to maximise efficiency. Dairymaster has applied expertise and innovative technologies to design one of the world’s most automated goat rotaries saving the farmer time, money and hassle.

    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.