Specialists in dairy milking technology with nearly 100 years experience designing and manufacturing dairy milking systems.
“After meeting the Read family we felt confident enough to take their parlour back to the UK, they made NZ feel just around the corner as nothing was too much trouble for them. Being offered 10 years warranty on the pulsators was phenomenal. Read staff travelled over and fitted the parlour and were a pleasure to have on farm. The reliability and quality has helped us deal with some dark days in the dairy business here in the UK.”
Peter & Hillary Joules, UK Dairy Farmers
“The advantage to us in using the Read milking system is the high quality materials used in manufacturing and their use of new technologies and innovations that enhance and add efficiencies to the milking process. We are very confident that if any issues arise, that the team at Reads have the knowledge and practical experience to solve the problem and ensure the milking system is working to our expectations.”
Leo Donkers, Canterbury Dairy Farmer
“We’ve found it’s very low maintenance; it’s a simple system that’s achieving above industry standards. Our maintenance costs are slashed, we’re getting better milk out from quarters, lower SCC and milking is now quicker with all bales functioning – with the last system it wasn’t uncommon for 10% of bales to be non-operational. Even the cows seem happier with it.”
Paul Bardoul, Ohaupo Dairy Farmer (Dairy News)
Rotary Milking Systems
Semi-automated dairy milking technology coupled with reliable mechanical pulsation. Ours is a system that is both efficient and low maintenance.
Above all, our rotary systems are practical and simple to operate. Available from as little as 20 bails and scalable up to 100 bails, or more.
Herringbone Milking Systems
A simple, cost effective solution for smaller herd sizes. As with our rotary systems our herringbones include mechanical pulsation. For this reason they continue to milk season after season with little maintenance.
Available from 8 bails to 60 bails and suitable for traditional swing-over layouts, as well as double-up and twin-pit dairies. Also available with electronic cup removers.
Portable Milking Systems
A complete milking machine weighing less than 100 kg. Although lightweight, it is tough and able to take the occasional knock and bump.
Take the milking machine to the animal. Available in two sizes for single or dual animal milking, and suitable for cows, sheep and goats.