Afimilk provides its full management system to small ruminant dairy
farms throughout North America
AFIKIM, Israel, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Afimilk has entered its sheep and goat management system, AfiShepherd, to the US market. Already, the AfiShepherd system has been
successfully integrated into six dairy farms in the USA and Canada.
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The North America sheep and goat dairy market is rapidly growing, and is
supported by some five million animals. Farms there are seeking to
boost production and efficiency to meet the great demand for sheep and
goat milk-based dairy products, which offer a special tangy taste and
excellent health benefits but also rich creams, gentle soaps and much
AfiShepherd represents the world's leading management system for sheep
and goats. Monitoring animal health, production and fertility, the
system contributes to increased milk production, automatic selection
and group level management and labor efficiency.
The product of years of field-tested and proven experience, the
AfiShepherd system improves all major aspects of sheep and goat
farming. For example, it increases herd productivity by identifying
non-productive animals for culling. Further, the system enables branch
specialization by gathering the most productive animals and breeding
the best milk producers. Thus, guaranteeing that every group of animals
receives its optimal ration, AfiShepherd optimizes feed consumption,
and by enabling genetic improvement, enhances individual animal
production. The ICAR- approved AfiFree milk meter also monitors the
quality of the milk with conductivity measurement.
"Our only regret with the Afimilk system is that we didn't purchase it
sooner," say Jason and Clare Heberlein from Fennimore, Wisconsin, who
milk 600 dairy goats. They add, "No more paper and pens! This saves us
a huge amount of time. Chores take less time and our records are more
accurate than ever with the AfiShepherd system. Within months of
purchasing the system we were able to cull 150 goats that weren't
making our breakeven. Now our herd is making us more money with fewer
The Afimilk solution for the sheep and goat market has been sold
successfully worldwide, particularly in Mediterranean countries, where
the company has strong connections to breeding associations.
Afimilk systems are at work in more than 50 countries on five
continents. Kibbutz Afikim and Fortissimo Capital, Israel's leading
private equity firm, are the two shareholders in Afimilk.
For more information, visit our website: http://www.afimilk.com
SOURCE: Afimilk Ltd.
For further information:
Mrs. Noa Yonish, Marketing Communication Manager, Tel: +972-50-7589973, mail: email@example.com