The M²erlin laboratory for advanced milking

CrystaLab offers dairy farmers and herd managers an online, real-time analysis of milk quality from each individual cow at every milking. The unit uses optical free-flow technology to provide accurate readings for butterfat, protein and lactose and detects the presence of blood.

The information can then be viewed using Fullwood Packo’s Crystal herd management software, helping you make informed herd management decisions to maintain or improve the quality of milk from each individual animal. Analysis of levels of fat and protein (and the ratio of fat to protein) can also be used to provide an early warning of metabolic disorders which affect the cow’s ability to conceive and sustain milk production. CrystaLab puts you in control, monitoring the health of your herd and maximising your performance.

Quality is everything

Farmer benefits

Accurately measure milk components during every milking without adding any reagent. This keeps you continually up to date about fat, protein and lactose levels of every milking, along with alerts for blood detection. These analyses make it possible to detect problems like rumen acidosis and ketosis early on, letting you act quickly and limit any loss of milk.
At every step, CrystaLab will keep milk quality high and cow monitoring effortless.

  • Animal health monitoring during every milking, based on fat and protein ration
  • Monitor your way of feeding during the day, based on group or herd average values
  • Determine the profitability of an animal based on milk content
  • Reliable separation of contaminated milk prevents you from being penalised

Key features

All the functionality you need to monitor your milking performance. The functionality of CrystaLab keeps you in control, improving your workflow, animal health, and milk quality.

  • Accurate trend analysis of milk components
  • Feed management and control
  • Improve animal health (early detection of SARA, mastitis, ketosis) and genetics in your herd
  • Zero maintenance and in-line cleaning
  • No reagents required so no costly disposal, clean technology

Ready to safeguard your milking?

It’s simple but it’s smart. CrystaLab puts all the information you need for better milking right at your fingertips. Get in touch for further details. Whether it’s a quick question or in-depth conversation, we’re here to help.

We don’t just talk, we listen

Do you prefer to know every little thing that happens on your farm? Or do you prefer to only know the important information? Every farm has different ways of working and ambitions. All of our solutions are designed to fit both these types of farmer, along with everyone in between. When we say our solutions work for every farmer? We mean it.