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    Swiftflo Commander Wins At The Cream Awards!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!
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    MooMonitor+ wins Cream Award for Innovation!

    Technology is revolutionising our lives on a daily basis. Technology can also change the lives of cows. The ground-breaking Dairymaster MooMonitor+ is a prime example of this and has been awarded the top honour for Innovation at this year’s Cream Awards. This is the fourth award that the MooMonitor+ has won having previously triumphed at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, the National Ploughing Championships in Ireland and most recently in Hungary at the Alföldi Állattenyésztési Napok show.

    The MooMonitor+ is a wireless wearable sensor that allows farmers detect individual cow heats and health events with ease through advanced data analysis. It monitors cows on a daily basis and identifies specific types of behaviour such as feeding, rumination, resting time and different types of activity intensity. These features can aid in detecting heats, monitoring feeding and rumination patterns, monitoring cow welfare and managing the health status of your farm.

    The next revolution in the banking industry is contact-less credit card payments Dairymaster is already using this technology in their MooMonitor+ tag. You can swipe the tag with a compatible phone making it much easier to assign a cow. The added advantage to this is ease of use and less animal handling and stress for both the farmer and the cow.

    “Innovation is key at Dairymaster and winning this prestigious award for our health and fertility monitoring system is an enormous privilege. Everything we do is with a focus on how we can make dairy farming more profitable, enjoyable and sustainable and this award highlights that Dairymaster has a lot to offer progressive farmers” said Dr Edmond Harty, CEO, Dairymaster.

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    The mobile app allows two way interaction with the system which removes the need to go back to the computer. When the system detects sick cows it will send an immediate notification direct to your phone.

    The system is designed for both indoors and outdoors and with up to 3,000 metres range in optimal conditions cows can be monitored anywhere around the farm. The system sends back information 4 to 8 times more often than many other devices on the market today – monitoring cows in real time. Shorter feedback intervals give more precise information about the onset of heat allowing you to inseminate cows at the right time.

    The better the heat detection, the more animals will be presented for artificial insemination (AI) and the quicker animals will be pregnant. The result of this are shorter calving intervals, which saves money in the areas of reduced culling rates, labour and the number of animals you need to re-inseminate.

    Accurate health and fertility monitoring has never been easier!

    Dairymaster Rural Innovation Award Finalists Announced

    The Dairymaster Rural Innovation Awards are almost here. The awards evening is Tuesday 26th May where 13 finalists in three categories will find out who wins the coveted category awards plus the overall winner. Each of the 13 finalists are going to receive a prize as well as recognition and celebration of their achievements.

    Rural innovation has always been important to Dairymaster. Our innovative work has been recognised numerous times. Dairymaster has won four innovation awards in agriculture most recently at Alföldi Állattenyésztési Napok, Hungary. All of this is in addition to winning the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. Winning awards isn’t just about boosting sales and creating jobs, they also celebrate team work, recognise improvements and developments and they are also about boosting morale. Thinking outside the box, being innovative, being brave sometimes – that is what these awards are celebrating.
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    The Dairymaster Rural Innovation Awards competition has been organised in association with DARD, Irish Farmers Journal and Teagasc and seeks out rural innovations. There are three categories:

    Farm Innovations: This category was open to all innovations that can make a real difference on farms which have commercial application.

    Rural Business Innovations: This category was open to innovations in any rural business. Rural business is a key economic driver for farm families right across Ireland.

    Community Focused Innovations: This category was open to all innovations that makes society a better place, ensuring a vibrant community.

    The total prize fund is worth €37,500 to the thirteen finalists. The overall winner will receive a prize fund of €15,000, which is made up of cash prize of €5,000, mentoring worth €5,000 and advertising within the Farmers Journal worth €5,000. Each of the three category winners will receive a prize fund of €3,000: €1,000 cash, training worth €1,000 and advertising worth €1,000. Each finalist will receive a prize fund of €1,500.

    There are 13 finalists from 140 applicants. The Awards ceremony, a night of celebration, takes place on Tuesday 26th May.

    The finalists in the Dairymaster Rural Innovations Awards include:

    Community Focused Innovations

    Rural Business Innovations

    Farm Innovations

    With the finalists coming from all over Ireland, the 26th May will be a busy day. The final interviews start at 8:15 until 12:45, followed by a lunch, motivational presentations and a tour of the Dairymaster Factory Headquarters.

    Winner will be announced at the awards night which commences at 7pm the same evening at Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. You will also find more information on the Rural Innovation website.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of the 140 applicants for applying and we hope they found the feedback process useful. We’d like to heartily congratulate each of the 13 finalists on their achievements to date and we look forward to seeing their developments in the future.