Dairy Best Practice

Skellerup’s branded milking liner range is designed to specifically match cow herds to the many different configurations of milking equipment represented on New Zealand dairy farms. The optimum milking liners can make a big difference to milk yield and cow comfort. All Skellerup VacPlus and Reflex liners are made from the highest quality materials and meet the New Zealand Food Standards Authority (NZFSA) regulations.
The milking liner has the greatest impact on milking efficiency, hygiene and cow comfort, more than any other milking machine component. Changing your liners every 2500 milkings can prevent potential grading.

Dairy Best Practice
Skellerup has developed a wide range of dairy farming products for New Zealand farmers. Along with Dairy NZ guidelines, we are champions of a dairy industry that helps farmers and herds thrive.
Dairy farmer in milking shed
Changing liners
The milking shed is the last step of months of work getting your herd, grass and your team working as efficiently as possible. Don’t let the last step affect your milk’s quality; ensure your milk liners are working just as hard, change them according to industry norms which is after 2500 milkings.

Skellerup’s milk liners are designed to match cow herds to the many configurations of milking equipment on New Zealand dairy farms. The optimum milking liners can make a big difference to milk yield and cow comfort.

You have peace of mind knowing that all Skellerup VacPlus and Reflex liners are made from high quality materials and are compliant with NZCP1 which is the operational code issued by the Ministry of Primary Industries for the Design and Operation of Farm Dairies (section 14.1.5)
Cows in dairy shed
Changing tubing
For best results, replace any rubberware that comes into contact with milk every season. All other rubberware should be checked regularly and replaced when perished, cracked or damaged.

All Skellerup rubberware that contacts milk complies with NZCP1, which is the operational code issued by the Ministry of Primary Industries for the Design and Operation of Farm Dairies (section 14.1.5) and BFR European food grade standards and is designed for NZ dairy conditions.
Skellerup Reflex Milk Filter Sleeve
Milk filters
It’s best practice to change your milk filter after every milking. Washing filters is a false economy, and increases the risk of sediments and milk grading.

Milk filters cost under NZ$1, but will cost upwards of NZ$5 in labour and water heating when attempting to clean them. Don’t spend more to get below average performance and a risk of milk grading.
VacPlus square milk liners
Square liners defy skepticism
The 2016/17 season brought more challenges than most for a family owned and operated dairy farm on the Hauraki Plains, but there was one major highlight: the herd’s average bulk somatic cell count (SCC) dropped by half.

Despite torrential rain, widespread flooding and no shortage of mud, Ted and Cherie Nicholson finished 2016/17 with an average SCC of 140,000, down from 281,000 in 2015/16.
mastitis
Mastitis Prevention
Mastitis affects your herd’s health and comfort, and it’s expensive. Costs are up to $200 per cow when taking into account loss of production, milk grading and medical costs.

Teat spraying has been proven to prevent new infections as long as the entire circumference of the teat for at least half of its length is coated with sanitizer (Pankey and Watts, 1983).
Every
2500
milkings
Changing your liners every 2500 milkings can prevent potential grading.
Use liner calculator
Every
2500
milkings
Changing your liners every 2500 milkings can prevent potential grading.
Use liner calculator
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Square liner testimonial

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Liner conversion table
Liner to Liner
If you know your current milking liner, use our handy Liner to liner conversion calculator to convert to the correct Reflex or VacPlus Square liner.
Liner Replacement Calculator
Liner change calculator
Easily calculate how often you need to change liners to retain optimum performance, and set a calendar reminder for when they are next due.

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