DairyNZ MaxT Farm Discussion Group - Manawatu

Date: March 2021

Kate Stewart (DairyNZ) and Josh Wheeler (QCONZ) demonstrate the benefits of the MaxT at this DairyNZ farm discussion group in Manawatu in March.

MaxT, the most efficient way to milk cows makes milking uncomplicated and enjoyable without loss of production or increase in mastitis.

When MaxT is applied, cows are milked to a predetermined time based on their milk production. The result is a reduction in overall milking time and more time during the process to complete better tasks such as identify cows on heat, detecting mastitis or simply improving teat spraying.

The event hosted by MaxT convert Nigel Taylor, was attended by nearly 50 local farmers. It was clear that by the end of the session, all the attendees were keen to get back on farm, to give MaxT a go, and reap the rewards for themselves.

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