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Health cows can maximize the production, profitability and potential of your dairy farm!

Increase average milk yield and cow comfort! 

Wynnstay's philosophy when it comes to the introduction of new technologies is that it must meet one simple critera; provide the farmer with an economic return on investment (ROI)

Bespoke Service

Our specialist know that every barn, herd and farm is different, and thats why we offer a custom building layout design service.

This way we can ensure you are getting exactly what you need at a cost that suits your budget. 

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Case Study

Richard Pilkington of Shordley Hall Farm, Wrexham has a 250-head herd of Holsteins and made the decision to invest in lighting and ventilation products from Wynnstay for his buildings in June 2014 and has seen great results.

Mr Pilkington states;

"I made the decision to invest in fans to improve the cows environment especially ventilation, our buildings are typical of those found in the UK and do not lend themselves very well to promoting natural ventilation."

Mr Pilkington was particularly concerned with the effect of poor ventilation on lying times, milk production and fertility during the warmer times of the year. In winter the moisture levels in the buildings and on the beds was worrying because of its impact on respiratory and udder health in the cows.

Mr Pilkington invested in 4 intake fans, 5 cyclone fans and 2 blast fans along with 55 enviralights for his building, with the ventilation and lighting plan being formulated by Huw McConochie as part of Wynnstay's building advisory service. The results of the fans and lighting installation have been clearly visible to Mr Pilkington.

"The beds have been drier and the cows have been lying down for longer; they are also now occupying the areas of the building that used to be dark prior to the installation of long day lighting. I have also seen a significant drop in cell count which I believe can be partly attributed to the drier environment."

The cell count for the Aintree herd is currently running at around 80,000 which is more than acceptable.

"We switched to twice a day milking from three times a day shortly after the lighting was introduced therefore it has been difficult to measure the exact results, but during the time we were milking three times a day milk yield per cow was up to 2.5 Litres, compared to the same time the previous year."

"Historically we suffered from a drop in pregnancy rate during hot spells of weather but this year following the installation of the ventilation and cooling equipment we managed to prevent the usual fall." said Mr Pilkington.

With every pregnancy rate point being worth up to £24 per cow the argument for improving cooling and ventilation even under the UK variable weather conditions is not a difficult one.

What is Induction Lighting?

Induction lighting is a closed glass tube technology or fluorescent lighting without filaments or electrodes. It uses a magnetic field to excite the electrons in the bulb as the electrons accelerate inside the bulb, they collide with mercury atoms and produce ultraviolet (UV) light radiation. The UV light then causes the special phosphor coating inside the glass to react in a way that produces fluorescent light within the visible spectrum.

Environmental benefits of the Day-Lighter

  • Based on 100,000 hours of life you may have to replace one bulb and/ or one ballast. The bulb is recyclable except for the dime size reservoir of mercury. The die cast aluminium housing is recyclable, the lens is recyclable and much of the ballast can be recycled. This probably makes the Enviralight one of the most environmentally friendly lights available today
  • If we compare our 250 Watts induction at 100,000 to the 6 bulb and 2 ball ast fluorescent T bulbs with 20,000 hours of light you would have to change and throw into the landfill site 30 bulbs and 10 ballast.

Long Lifespan

Experience with using induction light at the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, has demonstrated the long life in actual usage

WIPP's first induction lighting system was installed in 1998, replacing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights. More than 10 years later, all but three of the original 36 induction units are still operating after more than 88,000 hours of continuous, 24/7 operation. Additional systems were installed in 2002 and succeeding years, both indoors and outside, with excellent results.

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