MADISON, Wis. (Oct. 1, 2013) — Featuring a breakthrough design, the DeLaval Clover™ liner’s thin, concave side walls and smooth, rounded corners deliver a firm, yet gentle grip of the teat throughout the milking cycle. This design helps ensures the liner stays in the proper milking position and provides excellent massage, offering the cows maximum comfort while being milked. Additionally, it provides a low and stable mouthpiece vacuum – without the possible hygiene issues and susceptibility to plugging of a vented mouthpiece liner.
“During our research, producers continuously emphasized the need for a liner which is gentle but doesn’t compromise performance,” said Jean-Jacques Dreier, Portfolio Director, Liners and Tubes. “DeLaval was determined to develop a liner which could offer good liner-teat contact, superior massage, and consistent collapse during pulsation.”
According to a study published in 2010, mastitis costs the U.S. dairy industry up to $2 billion each year.1 With so much at stake, dairy producers cannot afford to put milking performance over udder health when choosing liners for their herd. The DeLaval Clover liner was developed to be gentle on teat ends while helping to deliver fast, complete milk-outs.
After a limited release this summer there are already more than 100,000 cows being milked by DeLaval Clover in North America. “Dairy producers who have switched to DeLaval Clover have stayed on this liner with a retention rate of more than 95 percent,” said Nathan Brown, Solution Manager, Liners and Tubes.
Key features and benefits of DeLaval Clover liner:
- Helps promote teat end health
- Fast, complete milk-out
- Adapts to the teat
- Low mouthpiece vacuum
- Full grip and low slip rate
The DeLaval Clover liner – suitable for use with 10mm or 12mm nippled claws – is now available in the U.S. and Canada.
A cross-section of the DeLaval Clover™ liner reveals its thin, concave side walls and smooth, rounded corners which help deliver gentle, yet productive milking.
For more information please contact:
Solution Manager, Liners and Tubes
DeLaval is a leading supplier of solutions that improve the performance of farms for professional food producers. We support our customers in reducing their environmental footprint while improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved. We offer products, systems and services for all steps of milk production. Our solutions are used by millions of dairy farmers around the globe every day.
DeLaval was founded more than 130 years ago in Sweden, when the visionary Gustaf de Laval patented the cream separator. Today, DeLaval has 4,500 employees and operates in more than 100 markets. DeLaval, alongside Tetra Pak and Sidel, is part of the Tetra Laval Group.
For more information about solutions in North America, please contact Elizabeth Gibson, Manager, Marketing Communications at DeLaval Inc., or (847) 393-6766. Visit DeLaval photo gallery for more images.
1. Jones, G. M.; Bailey, T. L. "Understanding the Basics of Mastitis". Virginia Cooperative Extension. Retrieved 4 February 2010.