Introducing Boumatic Magstream
Published on Sun, 09/10/2023 - 11:27am
Introducing Boumatic Magstream.
Article and photos provided by BouMatic.
THE MAGSTREAM METER ensures a continuous and completely free milk and air flow, making vacuum drops and fluctuation caused by milk meters a thing of the past. Thanks to advanced technologies used for power management, data communication and recording, it is the first milk meter that is completely wireless.
The MagStream meter records the milk yield and flow rate of individual cows during each milking with the highest accuracy.
It empowers dairy farmers with operational and strategic performance insights and controls various automated processes in the milking parlor.
The mechanical geometry and electronic recording principle of the MagStream meter are designed for a continuous and optimally free milk and air flow. No flow obstruction or interruption occurs that could cause a vacuum drop, vacuum fluctuation, or rough treatment of the milk. As a result, cows are milked gently and completely, and udder health improves. It also leads to higher milk quality with less free fatty acids.
How will the MagStream meter improve your dairy operation and bottom line?
Improved udder health and cow comfort
No milk obstruction or interruption occurs in the meter that could cause a vacuum drop, vacuum fluctuation, or rough treatment of the milk. Cows are milked Gently, Quickly, and Completely™, improving milk quality.
Increased milking speed and efficiency
The MagStream meter is designed for a continuous free milk and air flow. No flow obstruction or interruption means no vacuum fluctuation, increasing milking performance, speed, and efficiency.
Improved milk quality
The MagStream meter ensures a continuous and completely free milk and air flow, making vacuum drops and fluctuation caused by milk meters a thing of the past.
Increased cow condition and production
The MagStream meter records the milk yield and flow rate of individual cows during each milking with accuracy. It empowers dairy farmers with operational and strategic performance insights and controls various automated processes in the milking parlor. This concise accurate data allows a better understanding of individual animals increasing performance.
Optimal selection of top and low performing cows
Dairy managers are presented with a dairy management system that is user-friendly and can be integrated with other farm automation systems and dairy management programs. These insights help to identify bottlenecks, make better informed decisions and have strategic insights to continuously improve productivity and profitability
Instant feedback on management adjustments
The MagStream meter measures and registers the milk yield and flow rate of individual cows during each milking 24/7. It empowers dairy farmers and their teams with real-time management information by providing operational and strategic insights into the performance of individual cows and groups.
Individual animal RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) has been the key to dairy automation in general and in particular to milking parlor automation. For many years most of the in-parlor identification systems consisted of walk through, walk past or walk-over (in case of leg activity tags) antennas and readers, located at the entry of (each side of) the milking parlor and smart software, assigning the identified animals in the correct sequence to their stall in the parlor.
As herd sizes increase to hundreds and even thousands of cows on a dairy, the impact of ID changes. The emphasis from individual cow management shifts to more herd management. There is less or no possibilities to correctly enter unidentified cows. And then there is just the normal occurrence of an animal in a row on one side of the parlor failing identification or being allocated to the wrong stall.
The use of RFID ear tags can have their difficulties. Due to their reduced size compared to management tags, ear tags perform far less than management tags which leads to reduced reading ranges.
On top of this, the relatively low performance of ear tags must “compete” with environmental electrical noise which can further deteriorate ID performance.
A Per-Point IDentification (PPID) system can offer the dairyman a reliable, tailor-made RFID solution for any herd size, type of parlor or type of tag.
PPID is the ultimate solution for ear tag identification in large batch type and rotary parlors. Due to the relatively small antennas, environmental noise hardly affects ID performance and any not identified animal does not affect reliability of datasets of any other cow. Depending on the type of stalls, per point antennas and readers can work autonomously for just one milking point or antennas can be multiplexed using one reader per eight milking points.