A closer look at Digi-Star’s Moisture Tracker and Puli-Sistem’s 4Motion Teat Scrubber.
By Wyatt Bechtel, Dairy Today associate editor
World Dairy Expo is all about showing off new products and this year has been no different with many of the exhibitors bringing in the latest and greatest products they have to offer dairy producers.
Quick and easy test
Digi-Star is known for scales that weigh feedstuffs prior to entering the bunk, but this year the company debuted its newest innovation: Moisture Tracker.
The hand held and operated moisture tester can deliver test results in just a few minutes directly on the farm, measuring samples using near-infrared light.
"It’s designed in the end to be simple, quick and accurate to use," says Chris Horton, product planning manager.
Currently, the Moisture Tracker can analyze nine different types of crops for dry matter and moisture content. That number will be expanded and could eventually reach into the hundreds with various by-products.
The new Moisture Tracker will be available for sale after the New Year and will retail at $7,000. You can find more information on the Moisture Tracker here. www.digi-star.com.
New to U.S.
Puli-Sistem’s 4Motion Teat Scrubber helps increase milk quality.
Another company offering up a trigger-perated device is Puli-Sistem, an Italian based company that will now be selling its 4Motion Teat Scrubber here in the United States.
Vecchia Giuliano, general manager of Puli-Sistem, developed the original technology more than 20 years ago where it has been sold throughout Europe and across the globe.
Just this year, A & L Laboratories, Inc., entered into an agreement to distribute Giuliano’s teat scrubber in the U.S.
4Motion allows dairy producers to wash, massage, disinfect and dry cows teats with one self-contained unit that is easy to operate in the parlor. The teat scrubber will aid dairy farmers who are interested in improving udder health and mastitis prevention, while decreasing somatic cell counts and the amount of time spent prepping to milk. Find more information on the Puli-Sistem. www.puli-system.com