Fullwood Packo has launched a smartphone app which enables dairy farmers to remotely monitor the performance and functionality of their M2erlin automatic milking systems, enabling them to make swifter and smarter management decisions to the benefit of herd productivity and their own work-life balance.
The M2erlinInfo app enables users to view real-time and historical data of each cow’s milking records, or for the herd as a whole, from any location and at any time via a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. Parameters such as milk yield, number and duration of milkings per day and time of last milking are easily accessible, with users also able to compare 10-day and 24-hour yield averages, thereby allowing them to measure productivity and make informed management decisions on a cow-by-cow or whole herd basis.
The app delivers a series of alarms and warnings to alert the farmer/herd manager of potential problems – either with the milking machine or an individual cow – and gives users easy access to the robot’s cleaning records and maintenance schedules, thus ensuring each M2erlin is working as efficiently and hygienically as possible to safeguard milk quality and integrity.
The M2erlinInfo app also warns of any deviations in terms of cluster attachment timings and milk captured during the first two minutes of milking to provide an immediate warning of potential problems, thereby enabling swift remedial action to be taken.
The M2erlinInfo app is fully customisable, with users able to select what type of notifications to receive and when. The app can also be configured to remain silent during hours defined by the user, therefore ensuring uninterrupted sleep for off-duty staff.
The M2erlinInfo App is available in Czech, Dutch, English, French and German and is free to download from Google Play and the Apple App Store. It is compatible with the M2erlin robot and requires the M2erlin communicator to be installed. A demo of the app’s key functions can be viewed by downloading the app and using the following log-in details:
- Account: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: demo123