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Udder damage is common in the dairy industry. Conventional milking machines have been proven and documented to cause pain, teat swelling and mastitis. Published research (JDS 85:2551 2561) discloses that on average a cow will kick between .4 and .7 times per minute while being milked with a conventional milking machine. In contrast, cows milked with the CoPulsation™ Milking System virtually never kick at the machine.

The following are a few examples of damaged udders that are common on farms using conventional milking machines. The manufacturers of these milking machines know that their products cause these problems. They have each documented the failings of their product in U.S. Patents providing specific details of how their product cause pain, liner slip, liner crawl and other common problems leading to poor milk performance, udder damage and mastitis.

The images below are a few examples of the results of using their products.

WestfaliaSurge ad The photo at the left is from a WestfaliaSurge ad featuring cows on their rotary parlor. The two cows in the left photo both have damaged udders with the one on the right being severely deformed.

Boumatic adBoumatic ad zoom The photos above are from a Boumatic ad and specifically feature a cows with a deformed udder.

Delaval displayDelaval display zoomThe photos above are from a Delaval display at the World Ag Expo. The brown cow has a deformed udder.

National Mastitis Council adThe photo at the left is from a National Mastitis Council ad with the right most cow having a very deformed udder. The NMC claims in their ad to have the tools, technology and research to solve these problems. It is quite apparent that they do not.

WestfaliaSurge rotary parlorWestfaliaSurge rotary parlor zoomThe article above is from a dairy industry trade journal featuring the technology of a WestfaliaSurge rotary parlor. The photo to the right is from that article and features a cow on the right with a very deformed udder.

Surge articleThe photo of a cow milking on the left is from a Surge article discussing the benefits of their latest technology. Note the cow has a very deformed udder.