GEA Farm Technologies, Inc., is now the exclusive distributor of the FutureCow Prep System, manufactured by Alpha Technology USA Corp, which is doing business as FutureCow. The patent-pending FutureCow Prep System uses a mechanical brush unit to effectively and reliably wash, disinfect, dry and stimulate teats prior to milking. “Prepping cows with the FutureCow Prep System accomplishes all of the necessary pre-milking procedures in one easy step,” said Chad Buchanan, vice president of sales and marketing for GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.“Cows receive a consistent prep procedure – no matter who is milking – and superior stimulation. Plus, dairy producers can potentially reduce labor costs and can certainly reduce operating costs by eliminating towels and laundry.”
“Alpha Technology is excited about the opportunity to partner with GEA Farm Technologies. We will be able to expand the availability of FutureCow and improve the technology that supports the system,” said Kevin Dole, president of Alpha Technology USA Corp.
“Knowing that FutureCow is fully supported and installed by select GEA Farm Technologies dealers – who have unsurpassed dairy equipment experience – we maintain our commitment of providing producers reliable solutions that improve their dairy’s profitability and performance.”
The FutureCow Prep System can provide a significant return on investment. Because cow prep can be more streamlined and efficient, many dairies have been able to eliminate labor in the parlor.
Increased parlor efficiency
FutureCow users report that they have gained valuable time per milking shift, after making the switch to this product, which can allow operators to milk more cows or allow them time to perform other tasks during their shift.
Also, the consistency in prep procedures and superior stimulation that FutureCow provides can improve milk flow rates and decrease milking times, which can further improve parlor throughput.
Improved teat health and milk quality
FutureCow’s durable, yet soft, multi-layered brush set accommodates all teat lengths, and assures teat-ends are properly cleaned before the milking unit is applied. Also, brush speed and pressure have been optimized for maximum stimulation, which contributes to less unit on-time and improved teat-end health.
GEA Farm Technologies provides a flat rate billing program with the FutureCow product that is charged per cow, per month, and includes all consumables, regardless of usage. This assures producers a consistent, fixed cost that is much easier to manage financially.
The FutureCow Prep System is fully supported and installed by select GEA Farm Technologies dealers carrying the WestfaliaSurge product line. PD
—From GEA Farm Technologies news release
Photo courtesy of GEA Farm Technologies.