The DeLaval Evanza milking cluster is the “first cluster in the world to utilise a cartridge instead of a liner”, according to the company.
The product – which won a silver medal at last year’s EuroTier - contains a newly designed claw with redesigned TopFlow™ technology and an easy, quick-connection between claw and teat-cup.
The new DeLaval Evanza milking cluster and Evanza cartridge will bring significant benefits to farmers and cows in terms of improvements in performance, animal welfare, service, ergonomics and reliability, according to DeLaval.
The company claim that farms where the new Evanza milking cluster and cartridge were tested, see an increase in milk flow of up to 9.3%, a reduced milking time of up to 30 minutes per milking session and a reduction of 7% in time, as a result.
In addition, teat condition scoring has improved together with a 50% reduced service time.
The cartridge change itself is done 3 times faster than a conventional liner change, saving considerable time and resources. All data is collected from test and pilot farms, and thus results may vary.
Paul Löfgren, EVP Cluster Europe, the Middle East and Africa said: “Innovation is in our blood and is central to the continuous support to our customers. The new Evanza, a revolutionary combination of a milking cluster and cartridge liners, becomes a strong statement from DeLaval in the relentless path to support farmers around the globe to become more efficient, profitable and deliver the food safety and animal welfare required in the dairy industry.”
Start of sales for the Evanza cluster in the UK is October 2019 and Ireland will be in 2020.