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The FutureCow Teat Prep System lets you prep teats for milking in one easy step.
Teat Prep System
The FutureCow Teat Prep System lets you prep teats for milking in one easy step. Our teat scrubber gently washes, disinfects, stimulates and dries teats in one easy, consistent process.
FutureCow preps every cow the same way, every time!
Our teat scrubber speeds up your prep process, throughput, and milk out times. The system makes parlors more consistent and efficient. Our customers report a drop in somatic cell count and new mastitis cases within the first 60 to 90 days.
No More Towels
FutureCow customers can eliminate the use of towels in their parlor. That means no more money spent on disposable towels or less wear and tear on your washers & dryers. Those savings add up!
Some farms can also eliminate one person per shift providing a savings of up to $60,000 a year. Others can milk more cows per shift without adding additional labor.
Milkers Love It
With our teat scrubber your milkers will walk back and forth less often, and no more straining their hands drying teats with towels. Plus, training new employees to use Teatscrubber is easier when compared to a 4 or 5 part prep process.
FutureCow’s Teatscrubber can enhance milk quality and improve udder health, all while increasing the dairy’s bottom line.
One Easy Step
In one easy step, the FutureCow Teat Prep System creates a consistent process resulting in cleaner teats and healthier cows every time.
Udder health, better milk quality and parlor efficiency…
A better way to prep teats
The decision to add a FutureCow Teatscrubber Prep System in your dairy is an investment in milk quality, udder health and parlor efficiency
Rotary parlors require one less worker per shift
Most dairies can eliminate one full time position per shift
Eliminates one pass for workers
Farms see more cows milked per hour by current number of workers
The key to Teatscrubber’s success is that it brings a consistent teat prep process to ensure every cow is prepped correctly, no matter who is doing the milking. Teatscrubber handles each step – wash, disinfect, stimulate and dry – all in one repeatable process, eliminating the need for towels too!
futurecow case studies
APRIL 2020 BELARUS
Mastitis & SCC decrease in Freestall with straw bedding, milking 670 cows
Senkovo’s objective was to improve milk quality while reducing consumption of resources and increasing profitability. Within 2 months of installing FutureCow Teatscrubber, Senkovo Farm achieved this. They experienced a drop in clinical mastitis cases from 75 to 38 and their SCC dropped from 460 to 170. These significant reductions led to premium bonuses of $12,000/month. Senkovo was also able to shave off 2.5 hours/day from their prep time resulting in more savings.
Mastis drop from 75 to 38
SCC drop from 460 to 38
2.5 hours saved per day
dECEMBER 2017, JAPAN
Became a role model with Double 16 milking 250 cows
After installing FutureCow Teatscrubber, Rigid Farms reduced their mastitis cases from 10% to 2%. They also lowered their SCC to under 160 resulting in a 1% price premium. Mr Morita, owner of Rigid Farms, credits FutureCow for enabling him to fulfill his goals for excellence in dairy management and being a role model for other family dairies.
Mastis drop from 10% to 2%
SCC Lowered under 160
1% Price Premium
Became a role model
August 2012, April 2020, USA
Farm growth with Double 36 and 100 stall rotary milking 6,100 cows
Upon install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber, Kinnard Farms was in the middle of an expansion. Without having to add any extra help in the parlor, the teatscrubber allowed them to grow from 1800 cows to 6500 cows. Kinnard Farms is now milking faster and with a lower SCC and less mastitis than with fewer cows. In 2 years, SCC went from 228,000 to 199,000. Their mastitis went from 2% to less than 1%.
Mastitis 2% to less than 1%
SCC from 228K TO 199K in 2 years
Grew from 1800 to 6500 cows
June 2017, USA
Milk average increase in Tie-Stall Barn with 2 milkers and 8 machines
Upon install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber, Len-Don Farms was able to shave 30 minutes off of their prep time and add one more milking machine. They also saw a decrease in their SCC with the starting average around 289,000 and now around 84,000. Len-Don also experienced a bump in milk average. They currently hold the highest milk average in the county milking 2x with an average between 84-110lb of milk per cow.
84-110lb Milk per cow
SCC from 289K TO 84K in 1 year
Saved 30 mins prep time +1 machine
Milk average increase
HAMLIN VALLEY FARM
OCTOBER 2012, USA
Big drop in monthly Mastitis cases in Double 30 with 3 milkers and 1 pusher
Upon install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber, Hamlin Valley was suffering from growing pains and inconsistent prep . Their initial improvements consisted of eliminating one position from the parlor by going from 4 milkers to 3. Although they eliminated a person, they still saw a decrease in prep time because of the consistent routine that had been established by using the Teatscrubber. In addition to the prep changes, they were able to lower their SCC, plate counts, and mastitis.
Mastitis 150 down to 20 / month
SCC from 350K TO 180K in 1 year
Grew from 100 to 1900 cows
Success in 7 months
Murph Ko Farms
SEPTEMBER 2014, USA
Huge decrease in Somatic Cell Count in Double 16 with 2 milkers and 1 pusher
Upon the install of the FutureCow Teatscrubber, Murph Ko Farms rather quickly reaped the rewards of the system. They eliminated one position per shift, eliminated towels, established a consistent prep routine, noticed faster milk let out, and improved teat-ends. Their SCC went from 249,000 to 96,000 in four years.
0 New Mastitis cases
SCC from 249K TO 96K in 4 years
Grew from 700 to 1140 cows
No more towels used
How does the Teatscrubber Prep System help with stimulation and letdown?
The Teatscrubber vastly improves tactile stimulation with more consistency to ensure the system will effectively stimulate every cow, no matter who is using it.
Will I need to use towels with your system?
No, the Teatscrubber does the drying for you which allows you to eliminate the cost of towels, washing machines and dryers in most cases.
How does the weight of the Teatscrubber compare to manual teat prep?
Generally, milkers are accustomed to the Teatscrubber within 2 weeks. They will gain muscle memory from using the Teatscrubber and quickly adapt. Milkers benefit from walking back and forth less, no heavy buckets of towels or trash to carry, and no aprons full of towels. Overall muscle activity is reduced when using Teatscrubber as compared to traditional prep.
If parlor production requirements (e.g., quality and consistency) are maintained while simultaneously reducing cumulative muscle loading and worker fatigue, then TS use should be considered in milking parlor operations.
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How does the Teatscrubber Prep System help improve SCC counts?
FutureCow helps improve Somatic Cell Counts by eliminating the organic material from the teats and using a highly effective disinfectant solution (chlorine dioxide) that kills most pathogens quickly, while improving teat end health and reducing hyperkeratosis.
How does the Teatscrubber Prep System help lower cases of Mastitis?
A consistent prep routine, paired with our proprietary disinfectant solution, kills most mastitis causing pathogens greatly reducing incidents of mastitis.
How much does the FutureCow Prep System cost?
The cost of the system is dependent on the type and size of your parlor, plus a few other set-up factors. Your local dealer will be able to break down the cost for you based on the individual needs of your dairy. Please visit our Dealer Locator page to find your local dealer.
What equipment will I need for my parlor?
Equipment needs are based on number of Teatscrubber drops required and the type of control panel you choose. For example, one Double 10 Parallel Parlor will likely require one Teatscrubber hanging in the parlor, a control box, a chemical mixing system, and one spare scrubber.
How much training is required to use the system?
You and your employees will be trained on the day of your install. We also provide step-by-step instructions in the User Manual. Follow up training sessions are available upon request.
What chemical do you use for pre-milking prep?
Our system uses a chlorine dioxide solution to disinfect teats. Chlorine dioxide is a quick kill disinfectant that acts quickly to kill microorganisms on the teat while leaving the skin healthy. No solution used in any teat scrubber on the market is more effective than chlorine dioxide – and FutureCow is the only teat scrubber system that can use it.
Why not iodine? What is the advantage of using your chemical?
Most iodine-based dips start killing bacteria after 30 to 35 seconds of contact while chlorine dioxide is a quick kill disinfectant that starts 10 seconds or less after contact. Additionally, iodine leaves a residue on the teat that must be wiped off prior to milking while chlorine dioxide does not. Plus, chlorine dioxide is a more cost-effective option when compared to iodine.
Can I change the concentration of the chemical?
Yes, you can adjust the concentration based on the needs of your parlor.
What is the maintenance like for the FutureCow Prep System?
FutureCow’s Teatscrubber was designed to be zero maintenance. The only thing required on your farm is simple brush changes. Brushes can be changed in less than 5 minutes with no tools required.
How long do the brushes last?
We recommend changing the top brushes in your scrubber every 10,000 milkings. We recommend changing the bottom brush in your scrubber every 20,000 milkings.
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