Source: AgroChem, Inc.
AgroChem, Inc. has introduced Exacta™, a highly concentrated, non-foaming acid detergent formulated to clean an entire milking system in a single wash cycle.
Exacta contains a high-performance combination of sanitizing acids, surfactants and emulsifiers that dissolve fats, mineral deposits and proteins in one efficient wash cycle, according to AgroChem Director Robert DeMarco.
"Exacta?s zero-phosphate formula is gentle on equipment and the environment, and reduces bacterial growth between milkings," said DeMarco. "By replacing the standard acid and chlor-alkaline detergent steps with Exacta, producers can spend more time milking and less time cleaning."
DeMarco said a 1,000-cow operation that switches to Exacta could milk up to 50 extra cows per day for additional revenue of up to $325,000 annually. Further, by reducing the overall use of water, energy and chemicals, Exacta allows the operation to reduce other inherent cleaning costs.
"Exacta is highly concentrated and has a low usage rate," said DeMarco. "This provides a cost-per-wash savings of up to 40% compared to other detergents."
Another key benefit of Exacta is its non-foaming formulation. "Foam is an issue in CIP wash systems because it can lead to a condition known as a ‘trap-out,’ resulting in a failed wash effort," said DeMarco. "Exacta cleans without foaming, and consistently leaves the system clean and sparkling."
With regular use, Exacta will reduce build-up of teat sealant residues in claws and lines, according to DeMarco. It remains effective in a range of water temperatures, and does not require a periodic maintenance wash as is common with some single-step detergents.
AgroChem is a leading manufacturer of advanced hygiene and sanitation solutions for the dairy industry, including HealMax and HoofMax lines of hoof care products. For more information, visit www.agrocheminc.com.