Dairy Milking Industry

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Dairy Milking Industry

A dairy is a business enterprise established for the harvesting of animal milk – mostly from cows or goats, but also from buffalo and sheep – for human consumption. Dairies process, distribute and/or sell milk. Milk is the source of many dairy products such as cheese, cream and butter, and yogurt.

In a large dairy establishment, computer systems record and monitor each animal’s history, keeping track of the entire herd. Computerization also enables dairy farmers, not only to know the location of each animal, but also to automate and power the milking process itself.

In most dairy establishments, producing cows are milked twice a day, around the clock, in rotating groups. Each cow’s milking apparatus is connected from below and behind by workers on a sunken walkway, and the milking proceeds automatically until it is completed. The output of dairy is increasing rapidly in many countries and it has become the leading source of income to farmers.

Regular milking of the cows is crucial. If a power outage causes a scheduled milking to be missed, it’s very disruptive to the affected animals and detrimental to the entire operation. Furthermore, storage of milk and milk-based products is dependent upon refrigeration, which in turn is dependent upon power. With technology advancing, farmers will be more dependent on electricity to simplify the milking process.

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Loss of power at a milking operation can result in huge financial losses. To ensure the power continuity that keeps processes moving and coolers operating, commercial dairy farms invest in diesel or gas generators.

Worldwide Power Products is happy to help dairy industries with their power requirements. Give us a call and we will find you the best option for your power need. If you wish, we’ll deliver, install and maintain your generator for you to ensure it satisfies your needs.

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