Infrastructure Development Plan Update

Infrastructure Development Plan Update 1

🚀We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the next step of our ambitious infrastructure development plan.🚀In response to the soaring demand for our products worldwide, we’re taking a giant leap forward with a massive expansion project. Our goal? To increase our production facility by 125% in stage two! That’s right, we’re gearing up to meet and exceed global sales expectations like never before. 💼💥👷‍♀️ Stage two is officially underway, and we couldn’t be happier to share our progress. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s happening on-site. From blueprint to reality, we’re laying down the foundation for our future growth and success. This four stage plan started in 2018 with the development of our production facility in Athy. Preparing the business for a leaner and greener future. This journey isn’t just about bricks and mortar. It’s about providing farmers worldwide with the latest in milking technology, enhancing efficiency, and our continuous innovations in the dairy industry. Started by our grandparents in 1948, their drive and ambition lives on three generations later. Stay tuned as we continue to transform dreams into reality! #thesmartdairychoice #pearsonmilking #pearsonmilkingtechnology

Bangladesh March 2024

Last weekend Co-Managing Director Lloyd Pearson celebrated St. Patrick’s weekend with Irish Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney and members of Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland in Bangladesh.
Another export milestone event for the company after winning additional government contracts in Bangladesh to provide milking parlours to government farms. Our local distributor Mr. Hussain who is an approved government licence holder of DGDP Defence Ministry attended for the signing of the contracts.
On St. Patrick’s Day we attended a state event hosted by Honourable State Minister Ahasanul Islam Titu, Minister of Commerce to welcome the arrival of Minister Simon Coveney. A special thanks to Minister Coveney in his speech mentioning that Pearson Milking Technology produces “The best milking machines on the planet”
This journey started in 2017 when our partnership with the Bangladesh government began after being awarded contracts for milking parlours for government farms to support self-sufficiency in milk production.
We are delighted to be part of this project in the modernisation of the dairy farm units, both providing equipment and our knowledge and training to help them with their modernisation.
We were also invited to be part of the official opening of the Honorary Consulate of Ireland in Bangladesh. It was a privilege to be part of this significant event, further strengthening our commitment to fostering international relations and co-operation.
A great St. Patrick’s weekend for Pearson Milking Technology flying the Irish flag around the world.

Smart Farming Award in this year’s Enterprise Ireland Innovation Awards 2023

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Smart Farming Award 2023

Pearson Milking Technology was named as the winner of the Smart Farming Award in this year’s Enterprise Ireland Innovation Awards.

This event was held over the three days at this years Ploughing Championships at the Enterprise Ireland Marquee. 

The award was presented for The Pearson Vision System – Parlour Performance Monitor, which tracks how well and how consistently your milking platforms are performing focusing on bi-modal milking analysis. 

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Ploughing Championship 2023

Pearson Milking Technology Stand Ploughing 2023

Ploughing Championship 2023

The National Ploughing Champions was held in Ratheniska , Co Laois on the 19th -21th of September. We would like to thanks everyone that called into the Pearson stand during this years event. It was great to meet new and existing customers and showcase our new innovation and technology.

Pearson Milking Technology Stand Ploughing 2023

Controlling Mastitis

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Mastitis is a common problem in dairy farming around this time of year during early lactation. There are two main types of mastitis: environmental and contagious. Contagious mastitis occurs when bacteria such as Staph Aureus, Strep Uberis, and Strep Agalactiae are transmitted between cows during milking.

Mastitis is caused by bacteria such as Staph Aureus, Strep Uberis, and Strep Agalactiae. This type of mastitis is transmitted from cow to cow during milking, making it crucial to control its spread.

To prevent the spread of contagious mastitis, it’s essential to minimise the number of infected cows in the herd and eliminate possible sources of bacteria. One effective way of achieving this is by using the Clear Stream Cluster Flush system, which flushes the cluster with parasitic acid after each cow has finished milking, preventing the spread. This system is easy to retrofit into most parlours and can reduce the risk of bacterial transmission.

Another way of identifying infected cows is by analysing milk-recording data and testing milk samples from cows with high cell counts. Infected cows should be treated promptly, and more severe cases should be removed from the herd to prevent further spread of the bacteria.

Maintaining proper hygiene practices during milking is crucial in preventing bacterial transmission. An effective milking routine should be in place to minimize the number of potential bacteria being spread from one cow to another. It’s also essential to ensure that the milking machine is adequately washed to eliminate any bacteria remaining in the plant.

By controlling the spread of contagious mastitis, dairy farmers can avoid the economic losses associated with mastitis, such as reduced milk production and treatment costs, and improve the welfare of their animals.

Pearson Parlour Features on Irish Farmers Journal

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We were delighted to see our customer Shane Flanagan’s experience working with Pearson and Ja Colleran Farm Services featured in the Irish Farmers Journal on 4 January 2023. Shane installed a new 10-unit parlour on his farm in Crossmolina, Co. Mayo.

Shane took over the running of the herd from his father Martin Flanagan, a well-known Holstein breeder and Dovea Genetics breeding advisor. His high yielding herd is currently at 38 cows with young stock being reared off farm using contract rearing over the past six years.

Shane had worked on farms with rotarys, double-up parlours and swingovers previously and felt that the five-unit parlour that had been on the farm for 47 years was now very much outdated. After researching different parlour makes and suppliers, Shane chose Pearson Milking Technology due to our service and technological ability, the competitive pricing which accompanies it and the ability retrofit extras on to his set up in the future.

Shane’s new Pearson P100 parlour is a 10-unit herringbone parlour with room for an additional two units going forward. The parlour includes features such:

  • 2×2 pulsation with a variable speed pump.
  • Anti-bully bars on feed mangers.
  • Rump rail installed to the rear.
  • Feed-to-yield through auto ID.
  • Automatic cluster removers (ACR’s)

Shane plans to install an auto-drafting gate in the next two years and may install dump lines and cluster flush with Shane hoping to expand his 38-cow herd up to 50 in the next number of years.

We wish Shane the very best of luck with his new fit-out and future plans and we thank him for choosing Pearson.

Thanks to Martin Merrick for the super write up. See the full article on ‘The Irish Farmers Journal’ website below.
New red Parlour for high-yielding black and whites in Mayo

Pearson Milking Technology – overall winner at the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Awards

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Today (Monday 19th September), Pearson Milking Technology, won the Farm Automation Award and was also the overall winner collecting the Innovator of the Year Award for Established Company at this years Enterprise Ireland Innovation Awards at the National Ploughing Championships. Headquartered in Athy, Co Kildare for over 75 years, Pearson Milking Technology supplies dairy equipment and technology to farmers in Ireland, the UK and 20 countries globally.

Using both vision technology and artificial intelligence, their winning innovation is an automated body condition scoring product called Bullseye. The Body Condition Score of a cow is a key metric in assessing the animal in terms of whether they are under or overweight. By automatically estimating the Body Condition Score of the animal, feed can be adjusted which in turn helps to keep the cow in ideal condition impacting on fertility, sustainability and of course animal welfare.

Director, David Pearson commented, “Pearson Milking Technology was founded in 1948 by our grandparents. Our Granny was an entrepreneur and our Grandad was an engineer. Since then we have manufactured milking equipment and technology for dairy farms from 5 cows to 5,000 cows. To be the overall winner of the Innovation Awards at this years National Ploughing Championship is very important to us and is a great accolade for us when we go to meet our international partners”.

Director Lloyd Pearson, added, “Bullseye came from an on-farm problem. We took this challenge back to our R&D lab, collaborated with Technological University Dublin and are now delighted to be launching this product for dairy farmers at this years National Ploughing Championship. Body condition scoring is a time consuming, subjective piece of work. As herd sizes increase, we see a really important role for Bullseye in automating body condition scoring and giving real time decision making information to dairy farmers”.

Pearson Milking Technology’s Lee Wilson who headed up the Bullseye project, commented, “We had an excellent collaboration with TU Dublin. We engage heavily in R&D to improve our technology for dairy farmers and the expertise of the team in TU Dublin added significant value. Our Bullseye automated body condition scoring product involves both IoT and sensor technology. This innovation will make a significant difference to dairy farmers in Ireland, the UK and internationally from both an economic and environmental sustainability perspective as well as from an animal welfare perspective”.

Speaking on behalf of Enterprise Ireland James Moloney commented, “ Pearson Milking Technology have developed a really smart solution, a really good labour saving device on farm. We see this as a solution which has applicability across any milking platform across the globe. With Bullseye, Pearson’s have taken their business one step further and integrated artificial intelligence and computer vision into a really exciting new product.”

New Video – New Entrant

Delighted to share our new video of Loughlin Ryan, a new entrant dairy farmer, with his parents Pa and Ann in Upperchurch, Tipperary.

He uses a lot of technology which helps with his #GAA career! He tells a great story about the transition to dairying, and the features he values in the Pearson Milking parlour including:

👉 Express Fit service

👉P100 Keypad

👉 Automatic Cluster Removers (ACRs)

👉 Dumpline

👉 Cluster Flush

👉 Mangers with Bully Bars

👉 Airgates

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