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Milking Machines

Use of milking machines in modern dairy farms, how to use these machines for cows and buffaloes, suppliers of milking machines in various states etc are covered here

Modern milking machines are capable of milking cows quickly and efficiently, without injuring the udder, if they are properly installed, maintained in excellent operating conditions, and used properly. The milking machine performs two basic functions.

  • It opens the streak canal through the use of a partial vacuum, allowing the milk to flow out of the teat cistern through a line to a receiving container.
  • It massages the teat, which prevents congestion of blood and lymph in the teat.

Parts of a milking machine

The main parts of milking machine parts are

  • Pulsator
  • Teat cup shells and liners
  • Milk receptacle
  • Vacuum pump and gauge
  • Vacuum tank
  • Regulator

Milking with machines

In order to obtain all the advantages with machine milking the correct technique must be used. The milkers and buffaloes must be familiar with the machines. If the buffaloes are scared or feel uncomfortable they will withhold the milk and thereby yield less. This in turn will lead to economic loss for the farmer and eventually he will loose his faith in machine milking.

Introducing machine milking

  • The concept of machine milking should be introduced slowly and by persons who the cattle are used to and feel comfortable with under the supervision of an expert.
  • Training of milkers should be done by a person from the milking machine company. This person has good knowledge about biology of milking, machine milking as well as with the design, function and maintenance of the milking equipment. The training should include introduction procedures, milking routine, handling of the machine, cleaning and maintenance as well as certain aspects of the day-to-day service of the machine.
  • Installation of the milking machine and any other modification in the dairy farm should be made well in advance of the changing to machine milking.
  • It is most appropriate to start with heifers since it is easier to habituate heifers than older cattle to machine milking.
  • Calm animals that are comfortable with hand milking should be selected. The udders and teats of the animals should be uniform with respect to conformation and size. Cattle in heat or unhealthy animals or animals with previous let-down-problems should not be selected.
  • Milk the old and selected animals as usual by hand but let the vacuum pump run during milking. This will make the animals accustomed to the noise. Put the pump on before actual milking, but after the cattle have been tied up, otherwise the animals may be startled by the sudden noise. Repeat the procedure (usually 2 to 4 times) until all cattle are accustomed to the noise.

Machines for milking buffaloes

Since the udder and teats in buffaloes are different compared to cattle, milking machines for cattle have to be modified in order to fit buffaloes. In general, a heavier cluster, a higher operation vacuum and a faster pulsation rate is required.

Suppliers of milking machines


Unnati Engineering Company
10, Shayona Estate, Nr Vadilal Ice Factory Dudheswer Road, Ahmedabad,

Gujarat - 380004, India
Phone: +(91)-(79)-25621378

Fax: +(91)-(79)-25624985
Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9638216397/9998423093

Mahesh Engineering Works
1, Modi Estate, Near Mahakali Temple, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380 004,
Phone: +(91)-(79)-25626688
Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9825336443


Swastik Enterprises

Plot No. 78, Street-3B, R.K. Puram,

Kunjpura Road,

Karnal - 132001, Haryana, India

Barnala Feeds
No 748, Sector 12a, Panchkula, Panchkula,Haryana - 134 109, India
Phone: +(91)-(172)-2566799
Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9876028982


Sri Vinayaka Agencies
TC- 5/7- 3, Kaira Complex, Muttada Road, Ambalamukku, Peroorkada Post, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695 011, India
Phone: +(91)-(471)-6547288/2449178
Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9946938721/9447088234


DeLaval Pvt Ltd,
A-3,Abhimaanshree society, Pashan road,(Dr.Homi Bhabha Road),
Pune- 411 008
Phone- 020-2567 5881/2,2567 5886,fax- 020- 2567 5916.
Email- marketing.india@delaval.com


Krishna Industries
25 A, Chandawadi C. P. Tank Road
MUMBAI - 400 004 (India)
Phone -+91 - 22 - 23803891 / 23803892 / 23803893
Fax : +91 - 22- 23803890

Govardhan Industries
3/8, Postal Colony, Pachgaon, Kolhapur, Maharashtra - 416 013, India
Phone: +(91)-(231)-6524576

Fax: +(91)-(231)-6524576
Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9766672699

New Delhi

Chadha Sales Private Limited.
137,Rajindra Market, Tis Hazari,

New Delhi, Delhi - 110054, India
Phone: +(91)-(11)-23944840/23922290/23920100

Fax: +(91)-(11)-23914211

Sanraj Industries
B- 120, Mayapuri Industrial Area,

Phase I, Mayapuri, Delhi - 110 064
Phone: +(91)-(11)-23612050

Fax: +(91)-(11)-23682900
Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9811089723

Intec Export (India) Private Limited
No. 201, Pankaj Chambers, LSC, Pocket-H, Sarita Vihar,

New Delhi, Delhi - 110 076, India
Phone: +(91)-(11)-26946628   Fax: +(91)-(11)-41401838


Indian Dairy Equipment Co.
No. 364, Azad Market,

Delhi - 110 006,
Phone: +(91)-(11)-23615823/23612050  

Fax: +(91)-(11)-23682900
Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9811089723/9811089723

Tamil Nadu

Universal Dairy Equipments
394 Giriamman Koil street, Peelamedu,
Coimbatore - 641004, Tamilnadu.
Phone: 91-98430-2161-0
Fax: 91-422-2576-604
Mobile: 91-936-310-3791

Source: Portal Team

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panawala Nov 12, 2019 12:02 PM

please send me actual pulsator rate and actual pressure of milking cows

Modern Dairy Machines Nov 30, 2018 10:58 AM

A changeover for the hand milking, with modest approach, is really a boon to the dairy farmers. Perfect blog with most concise step by step of using it, thanking for the tips!

Qazi ishfaq Mar 12, 2016 09:35 AM

Can the milk machine operate w out Electricity.

prof.Baisane sharadchar pandit Jul 24, 2014 05:35 PM

good site for rural peoples

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