Exhibiting at the Dairy Show 2018
On Wednesday members of the Milkalyser team made their way to the Royal Bath and West Showground for the Dairy Show 2018. As the largest dairy show in the UK this was a great chance for us to meet with members of the industry and discuss fertility.
The Dairy Show is a key date in the dairy farming calendar, and provides a showcase for the latest developments in agricultural technology and engineering. In addition, it was also a fantastic opportunity to meet with our customers and understand more about their needs.
From talking to many of you at the show, it is clear that a variety of methods are used to aid fertility management, but the use of milk progesterone analysis is not very common. It is also clear that many of the benefits to fertility management, cow welfare, and farm profits are not very well understood.
However, we believe that Milkalyser will change the way fertility is managed on dairy farms. Milkalyser can be retrofitted into existing parlours, and provides inline analysis of milk progesterone.
Once fitted, Milkalyser will take care of the whole process from selecting cows for sampling, to testing progesterone concentration, and analysing the results. Our novel algorithms turn these results into suggested actions or alerts, such as a prompt to inseminate or a potential pregnancy.
At the show we received some great feedback on our new progesterone analysis system. As we refine the system over the coming months we will be working hard to integrate these comments. Attending shows such as this gives us an invaluable chance to make sure we are meeting the needs of our users, so we can provide the best solution to the fertility management crisis.
Milkalyser is currently in the final stages of development and undergoing initial field trials. We are looking for a selection of farms to become the first users of Milkalyser in 2019, this will form part of our beta-testing stage. These users will have the chance to shape the final Milkalyser system.
If you would be interested in learning more about this please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.