Tech Tips is where Rob Moyle will share some little gems that he has accumulated during his many years as a milking machine technician and mastitis adviser.
|Spray nozzle starting to wear|
|Protected spray nozzle|
Teat disinfection is the most important thing we do in the dairy during milking for mastitis control. Yet it is also the hardest thing in which to achieve best practice.
Best practice is 100% coverage of 100% of teats, which generally requires about 20 ml of teat spray through a well-adjusted nozzle which gives a good “splat” pattern.
Spray nozzles often get knocked around in the dairy from hitting steel and concrete and the nozzle wears away until it affects the spray pattern.
Replacing the guns is an expensive exercise, so here’s a tip to help preserve those nozzles.