News of the growth and success of the Canadian Dairy XPO helped attract a number of international companies to the Stratford, Ontario industry showcase.
CDX, which for 2016 moved from its traditional February dates to April 6 and 7, attracted 14,900 visitors over two days. Farmers visiting the new WeCover Cow Coliseum discovered a hub of innovation that included global companies such as Israel’s Afimilk and ADF Milking from the UK.
General Manager Jordon Underhill says he talked with many producers who were excited to connect with these companies. “If you don’t travel outside North America, this is likely the first time you have seen some of this technology.
“Farmers are coming from further away and so are exhibitors,” adds Underhill. “We started off with dealer presence. That moved to corporate and now we’re starting to see international companies taking a look at the show.”
ADF Milking Director James Duke says the company was attracted to the show by the high concentration of dairy farmers who attend as well as the strength of the Canadian dairy industry. In this video, Duke demonstrates ADF’s new automatic flushing cluster. It fully automates the post-milking routine by dipping the teats immediately after milking and then flushes the liners after they are removed from the cow.
AfiMilk also exhibited at CDX for the first time. In this video, Reproduction Sales Manager Julie Whitmer demonstrates how the company’s AfiLab Milk Analyzer can be used to measure fat, protein and lactose, and conduct blood analysis for “every cow, every milking, every day.” Whitmer also notes that AfiLab can be linked to AfiMilk meters for complete analysis of “what’s going on with the cow from mastitis detection to ketosis testing.”
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