NEW AUTOMATIC DOSING SYSTEM OFFERS DAIRY FARMERS OPPORTUNITY TO CUT DAIRY CHEMICAL USAGE

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Most dairy farms over-use hygiene chemicals by up to 15%, but a new automatic dosing system from Progiene promises more accurate chemical delivery at each and every wash.
 
Available from Progiene dairy chemical supplier Nettex – a division of the Rumenco Group – the new Autodoser offers milk producers the opportunity to use dairy chemicals far more cost-effectively.
 
“At its most basic level the low maintenance, durable and easy-to-clean stainless steel Autodoser ensures cost-effective delivery of cleaning chemicals,” claims Rumenco Group product manager for dairy hygiene, Alison Clark.
 
“But its high output pumps ensure that every cleaning dose is dispensed quickly, which reduces the drop in water temperature that allows fat and protein re-deposits to build up on equipment surfaces. And its foolproof closed system minimises chemical wastage through ozone degradation, as well as preventing the poisonous gas emission danger from accidental mixing.
 
She adds that the Autodoser allows for more cost-efficient bulk product buying and extends chemical and liner life. “Once installed the Autodoser gives dairy farmers the ability to purchase larger chemical volumes, often at a cheaper price per litre. What’s more, with no need to dispense chemicals into jugs once it is installed, there are time and labour savings too.”
 
The Autodoser also prevents any under-dosing issues. “Bactoscans can easily increase if too little chemical is used. For every 100 cows this could mean the difference between receiving a bonus of £5,000 or a potential penalty of more than £15,000. In addition, the Autodoser’s three-pump system allows the use of a final rinse disinfectant that helps reduce thermoduric bacteria that can survive pasteurisation to cause milk spoilage and shorten end product shelf life,” she says.
 
The Autodoser, which is worth £1,000, is available free with the first £2,000 worth of Progiene dairy chemicals purchased by a farm. Plug and go DIY fitting means it is easy to install by the farmer, although a Progiene hygiene specialist will attend to ensure recommended best practice parlour washings are in place. There’s also a free six-month parlour health check and complimentary Autodoser service to ensure the farm’s wash system is operating correctly.
 
Call 0808 178 1010 for further information.