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and swingovers previously and felt that the five-unit parlour that had been on the farm for 47 years was now very much outdated.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