Milk Vat Monitoring Made Easy

Our focus with the Vat-Man milk vat monitoring solution is to support farmers produce high quality milk by installing milk vat monitoring technology for milk volume measurement and temperature. DTS Vat-Man ensures compliance of milk temperature as well as measuring vat volume and monitoring agitator operation. Vat-Man also provides a comprehensive range of alerts to avoid catastrophic equipment failure that could lead to a vat of milk being dumped.

Affordable, easy to install and simple to operate, Vat-Man can be incorporated into any current vat and cooling system and is also flexible to your needs and budget with three vat monitoring solutions available – Vat-Man Lite, Vat-Man Pro, and Vat-Man Auto.

DTS Vat-Man is an approved milk vat monitoring solution in the Fonterra’s Milk Vat Monitoring Project being rolled out to its co-operative farmers around New Zealand in 2020 and 2021.

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Milk Cooling Made Easy

Our milk cooling and tank solutions help you avoid the potentially costly consequences of milk temperatures being too high. Reliable milk cooling systems give you the confidence that your milk will be collected and paid for because it meets standards.

Whether you’re dealing with strict milk cooling regulations, increasing milk volumes, power constraints or water restrictions, our experienced team of on-farm, milk cooling experts will only recommend products and services that you actually need.

We offer Milk Cooling Assessments to compare your plant performance with the current NZCP1 standards. There may be small improvements - such as servicing your existing plate cooler or adding a polar wrap onto your vat - that you can make without having to invest large amounts of money.

If you do need to invest in further milk cooling equipment, the  DTS ProCool range of milk pre‑cooling systems can be configured to cater to for all farm sizes and requirements.

For the best milk cooling system performance invest wisely with a DTS Milk Cooling & Tank Solution.

Milk Vats and Tanks. Protect Your Production.

For the best system performance invest wisely with a DTS Milk Vat. Choose from new and quality second-hand direct-expansion stainless steel milk vats in a wide range of sizes.

We have been fabricating tanks for the New Zealand Dairy Industry since 1950. DTS is New Zealand’s largest producer of milk vats or Farm Holding Tanks (FHTs) with our design and manufacturing plant based in Normanby, Taranaki,

Our milk vats range from modest 2,300 litre tanks through to a mighty 29,000 litre tank. Every vat is manufactured to the highest quality under strict control standards.

Dairy Automation Made Easy

DTS offers a wide and flexible range of in-shed Dairy Automation Solutions tailored to your farming style, herd size and budget that make drafting animals and data capture easy.

Coupled with our reliable, intuitive cloud based Herd Management software Herd-Man (formerly known as MiHub), you can easily view, analyse and share valuable information for your farming operation.

Whether you’re managing your dairy herd, monitoring individual animal performance or your milk cooling system, visibility of data and clear valuable insights help you make better informed decisions easily. 

For additional help in getting the most out of your data, please call our data service team on 0800 500 387.