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Has anyone got any experience with backwash systems?

We're looking at investing in one, but would love to hear anyones thoughts or experiences with them.

Every time the unit comes off, it gets flushed with a mild detergent that kills any bugs, hence helping to lower cell counts and keep mastitis to a minimum.
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The idea is brilliant, heard it can be very unreliable tho.

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its junk, problems, problems, problems, Better off investing in good cow prep. pre dip, clean dry cows. Culture all your fresh cows, cull or milk last any that are Pos.
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Hmm .... we have the Vaccar system.

What makes you say "it's junk"?

It's not the answer to all the problems, but I'm sure it helps us somewhat.



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The PBI Ross Holm that I've seen never worked right. It was a good idea but one more thing to go wrong. You never see any new dairy's installing them. Like I said if your good at cow prep and culture your herd, you will be just as well off without the repaires. J B is there any reserch that suports that back flush is better then good cow prep and culturing cows?? What did that system cost you? And how much do you spend on repairs? And by how much do you figure it helps you eliminate clinical mastitis? If it was all that great and there was enough resurch to suport it. It would be permoted for future use not a thing of the past.
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We dont prep for milking, no culture is done and we are continually in the top for our area... 30 out of 300 last time.

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amlkman

<< J B is there any reserch that suports that back flush is
better then good cow prep and culturing cows?? >>

It's an addition, not an alternative

<< What did that system cost you?>>

Sorry, confidential. Ours was a trial/pilot installation

<<And how much do you spend on repairs?>>

Nothing at all yet

<<And by how much do you figure it helps you
eliminate clinical mastitis?>>

That's difficult to quantify.
Hopefully it helps reduce the cross infection.

<<If it was all that great and there was enough
resurch to suport it. It would be permoted for
future use not a thing of the past>>

I think in the UK it's a thing of the 'present'
rather than future or past.



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craigalea we have someone near us who milks 400 cows and the dont prep dont strip only dip at end and thet have a cell count around 150 most times - pretty impressive. they say they find mastitus when they come to dip and the cow is heavy etc.. saves so much time.

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Non prep routines are just laziness, and nothing to be proud of.

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quote:

SpringleazeHolsteins wrote:

Non prep routines are just laziness, and nothing to be proud of.



That's a big statement. If it works for them why knock it ?
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