Countryside Productivity Small Grants

As you may be aware the second round of Countryside Productivity Small Grants are now available, We have attached the handbook related to this and the link to access the website is below.

Kristal D&D can provide products for the following equipment permitted in the grant, we have listed them below with the cost that the Grant allows, we have also put links below to show the ranges/brands that we offer.

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SG9 - Cattle Auto ID Shedding Gate (auto drafting) Gate linked to computer control/EID system to draft cattle into two groups automatically. Must have functionality to operate with digital weighing system. £6.166.00
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SG13 - Cluster Flush System to back flush milking cluster to sanitise unit between cows. Cost is per cluster unit. £1,101.00
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SG14 - Automated Footbaths. A footbath that will automatically fill, dose, flush and replenish. £4,566.00
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SG15 - Heat Detection System – Base Unit Automated system for the heat detection in cows based on motion detection. £3,825.00
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SG16 - Heat Detection System – Collar or Ankle Band Automated system for the heat detection in cows. Neck collars or ankle bands to measure motion associated with oestrous behaviour. Cost is per neck collar/ankle band. £98.00
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SG18 - Hand-held Automatic Teat Washing System hand-held automatic teat washing brush which can wash, disinfect, stimulate and dries all in one visit to the cow. Maximum of two per applicant. £5,950.00
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SG22 - Rotating Cow Brush. A purpose built pivoted rotating cow brush with auto start stop suitable for 50 – 60 cows. Applicants allowed to apply for maximum one per 40 cows. £1,286.00
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R2-SG64 - Swinging Brushes for goats and calves. A purpose build swinging rotary cow brush design specifically for use by small animals including calves and goats. Applicants allowed to apply for maximum one per 40 animals. £964.00
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SG24 - Calf Milk Pasteuriser and dispenser Mobile Colostrum/Waste Milk Pasteuriser and dispenser of minimum 150 litres. With built in mixer, temperature monitoring and remaining volume indicator. Battery powered to aid mobility and milk dispensing. £7,033.00
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SG25 - Auto Calf Feeder with Washing Facility Programmable milk feeder for calves, capable of individually feeding and monitoring calf intake. Able to alert if calf is not drinking or drinking less than normal. Must automatically self-clean feeding tube and teat between each feeding. Capable of feeding up to 40 calves individually. Cost is for one feed station. £8,116.00                                                         


SG26 - Additional Feed Station Purchase of additional feed station for programmable milk feed for calves capable of feeding up to 40 calves. Up to maximum of 3 additional feedstations can be applied for. £2,179.00        


SG55 - Robotic Silage Pusher, Robotic system with intelligent software and sensors to allow the robot to navigate independently throughout the passageways.  It must have built in sensors to avoid contact with the livestock.  Cost includes robot and charging station. £12,000.00
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R2-SG75 - Robotic Slurry Pusher/ Collector, Robotic system with intelligent software and sensors to allow the robot to navigate independently throughout the passageways.  It must have built in sensors to avoid contact with the livestock.  Cost includes robot and charging station. £13.500.00
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SG50 - Heat Recovery Unit to pre heat water for existing hot water system, System to utilise the heat energy released by the milk refrigeration system used for cooling milk before entering the bulk tank.  Energy recovered used to pre heat water for existing hot water system.  Reducing electricity usage.  Cost includes connection to existing refrigerant system, water tank max 300 litre and transfer pump to existing hot water system. £6950.00
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R2-SG84 - Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) for cooling milk (plate cooler), Gasket plate heat exchangers to pre cool milk before entering the bulk tank using cold water.  Maximum continuous flow rate 5,000 litres per hour. £2,450.00
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SG51 - Variable Speed Drive on vacuum pump for use in dairies, Funding is towards the purchase of a variable speed drive for use with vacuum pumps to allow pumps to only perform work when required thereby saving energy over continuous running systems. £4,585.00
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SG52 - Improving efficiency of Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE), including solenoid valve, Control equipment regulates cold water flow to match the flow of warm milk, saving both electricity and water. £3,393.00
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Milk Cooling

Kristal D&D specialises in designing milk cooling solutions for dairy farms throughout the United Kingdom.

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Dairy Hygiene

The procurement of the right cleaning and hygiene products for your farm at the right price is crucial to producing milk profitably.

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Milking Machines

The milking machine is at the heart of every dairy farm, harvesting milk from every cow in the herd and conveying it to the bulk tank ready for collection.

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GEA
ADF Milking
Northern Dairy Equipment Ltd
Milkplan
Strathclyde Nutrition
Dairy Spares

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