Machado Dairy is a holstein dairy barn, milking over 1,100 cows. The company is always pushing for new technology and looking for ways to progress their dairy in the California market. In 2007, Modesto Dairy Solutions built a new milking parlor for Machado from the ground up, so we were happy to return to further advance the equipment of their dairy farm with a cow cooling system and milk metering system.
Machado Dairy needed a cow cooling system to reduce the effects of heat stress on the farm’s dairy cows. The company noticed that the warm California climate was inducing significant heat stress on the cows, which caused discomfort and a decrease in milk production. At the time, the only cooling structure they had was a shaded cover, so they wanted to create a more comfortable environment for the cows. Machado also needed a new milk metering system for faster milk monitoring and increased cow health awareness, because they were wasting both time and money doing it by hand.