Church Farm is a 20 point Westfalia Milking Parlour situated in the village of Stoughton West Sussex. They have a herd of 200 cows and a contract supplying milk to Marks & Spencer.
In 2020 they invested in the ADF Milking system with the new intelligent venting system InVent included to improve the health of their herd and increase their yield.
ADF invent works by allowing filtered air to vent through the ADF injector situated in the hood of the liner as required, regulating the hood pressure minimises excessive mouthpiece chamber vacuum during the milking preventing teat congestion. This process leads to better teat health, a faster milk let down and a comfortable milking for the cow.
1.5 hours saved per milking
Cell count rolling average 80,000
500 litres more milk collected per week
Two Months after installing ADF InVent they are saving 1.5 hours per milking due to a much faster, simpler milking routine and collecting over 500 litres more milk per week.
Herd health has improved dramatically and their cell count rolling average is now 80,000.
“We have invested money on the ADF system and new cubicles on the farm. since installing the ADF we have been very happy with the results and we are a very happy team”Charles Langmead, Church Farm Dairy owner
“The automatic dipping and flushing has improved our herd health so dramatically it has allowed us to adopt a much faster a simpler pre milking routine, which has contributed to our vastly reduced milking time…over 1.5 hours saved per milking!”.
Before we installed the ADF system we were struggling to get relief milkers because milking was such a lengthy process. Now the venting system has really sped up the flow of the milking parlour and when I hear the last cluster come off I can let that side go straight away knowing that the cows have been dipped.”Stuart, Church Farm Dairy Manager
The Church Farm Vet, Keith Baxter has also expressed how impressed he is with the ADF system and InVent technology…
“I’m very Impressed with the ADF invent system and the milking performance from the herd, ADF now ticks all the boxes”Keith Baxter, Associate Director of Westpoint Farm Vets