There are major advantages for using dosing pumps on dairy farms. Our dosing pumps are famously used in the agricultural sector helping farms with automated fertilization and chemical injection into irrigation systems however our dosing pumps can also be used in dairy and poultry farms too!
Dosing pumps are most valuable for dairy farms because they save time and money! Dosing pumps are used for various applications that require precise and controlled dosing of chemicals, additives, or medications. Here are a few key uses of dosing pumps in dairy farms:
- Animal Health and Medication: Dosing pumps are used to administer medications, supplements, and vaccines to dairy cattle. They ensure accurate dosages of antibiotics, dewormers, vitamins, minerals, and other pharmaceuticals. By precisely measuring and delivering the required amount of medication, dosing pumps help maintain the health and well-being of the dairy herd, preventing or treating diseases and improving overall productivity.
- Feed Additives and Supplements: Dosing pumps are employed to add feed additives and supplements to the animal’s diet. This includes the precise dosing of minerals, trace elements, probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes, and other nutritional additives. Dosing pumps allow dairy farmers to control the amount of these additives accurately, ensuring optimal nutrition and promoting healthy growth and milk production in the cattle.
- Acidification of Water or Feed: In some cases, dosing pumps are used to add acids, such as citric acid or lactic acid, to your cattle’s drinking water or feed. Acidification of water helps to control the growth of bacteria, reduce the risk of diseases, and improve water quality for the animals. Acidification of feed can also enhance digestion and nutrient absorption, particularly in young calves or during times of stress.
- Cleaning and Sanitization: Dosing pumps are employed for precise dosing of cleaning and sanitizing agents during the cleaning process of dairy equipment, such as milking machines, pipelines, and bulk tanks. They ensure that the correct amount of cleaning agents, such as detergents or sanitizers, is delivered, maintaining proper hygiene and preventing bacterial contamination.
- pH Adjustment: Dosing pumps can be used to adjust the pH of certain solutions or fluids, such as milk replacers or calf milk. This is particularly important for young calves, as their digestive systems are sensitive to pH variations. Dosing pumps allow for accurate dosing of acid or alkaline solutions to achieve the desired pH level, ensuring optimal digestion and nutrient utilization.
- Water Treatment: Dosing pumps may be utilized for water treatment in dairy farms, such as the dosing of chlorine or other disinfectants to maintain the quality and safety of drinking water for the animals. By controlling the dosage accurately, dosing pumps help to eliminate harmful bacteria, viruses, or pathogens present in the water supply.
Control Your Dosing Pumps with our Remote App
Using advanced technology our CloudManager App can make it easy to control your dosing operations remotely via our online app platform.
Bottom line…our dosing pumps save you time and money by providing precise and controlled dosing of medications, additives, supplements, cleaning agents, and water treatment chemicals. Proper and accurate dosing ensures the health and well-being of your dairy herd, promote optimal nutrition, maintain hygiene standards, and contribute to the overall productivity and success of your dairy operation.
Morrill Industries is the USA distributor of ITC dosing pumps which can play a valuable role in your dairy farm’s profitability. We invite you to contact us for more information on how we can help your dairy operation save time and money!