Cookstown Dairy Services Busy @ RUAS Winter Fair

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Pictured on a busy Cookstown Dairy Services stand at the RUAS Winter Fair discussing the award-winning Dairymaster range of milking equipment

are L-R , John Martin Holstein Northern Ireland, Sean Reid of Cookstown Dairy Services, Julie Wallace-Holstein NI,

Cathal Gibbons Lakeland Dairies and Charlie Gallagher-IHFA

At this year’s Winter Fair, Cookstown Dairy Services (CDS) were showcasing the latest in dairy equipment and technology.

The equipment & solutions on display included products from all categories including: Milking, Feeding, Cooling, Scrapers and Health & Fertility Monitoring.

This year CDS has seen a range of dairy equipment installed in Northern Ireland operating from their depot in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim and head office in Ardee, Co. Louth.

In particular, Rapid Exit and Rotary Parlours have been very popular.

These parlours milk more cows in less time with less labour. As herds are increasing in size, the need for efficiency in milking has grown even more important.

For farmers who want to go the automation route, Dairymaster’s intelligent technology boosts efficiency by controlling all functions from milking to feeding to drafting

and even seamlessly integrates with its health and fertility monitoring system – the MooMonitor+.

At the RUAS Winter Fair CDS were showing the benefits of these parlours along with a special offer on a cluster exchange –

Allowing a trade in deal of old milking clusters for new Dairymaster lite claw pieces and liners.

The team from Cookstown Dairy Services included Sean and John Reid, Gavin Connaughty, David Smith and Michael Callaghan. 

Dairymaster personnel on the stand included Pat Ryan and Niall O’Hanlon.

Editor’s Note

Cookstown Dairy Services (CDS) specialises in sales, installation, service and support of award-winning Dairymaster dairy farm equipment, milking technology

and herd health systems.

This ranges from milking equipment to health and fertility monitoring and milk cooling solutions.

Their in-depth knowledge of the industry allows their highly trained personnel to provide expertise on sales, planning, drawings, installation and aftercare service 365 days of the year.

CDS use advanced software and electronics to help milk producers farm more efficiently.

According to the CEO, Sean Reid, “the Dairymaster milking equipment we supply is now milking a large percentage of the cows in Northern Ireland.

We offer a 24-hour technical support to our customers and our dedicated installation team that can fit on average a parlour per week.”

CDS prides itself on offering its solutions to dairy farmers of all sizes.

The company also supplies feeding equipment as well as a scraper, aeration, and wash-down systems.

They also provide water boilers/heaters and a wide range of second-hand equipment.

This business was established by Sean Reid in the mid-eighties and according to his son John Reid who is responsible for business development

they are now a market leader in dairy equipment supplies for Northern Ireland servicing customers from their impressive premises in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

For further info please phone Gavin Connaughty or Paul Thompson at (028) 2764 9284 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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