Farm Automation & Monitoring System. Milking Made Easy.

Our focus with Vat-Man vat manager system is to provide New Zealand Farmers with reliable milk vat diagnostics and alarms in real-time, to ensure their milk cooling system complies with Ministry of Primary Industry guidelines for milk production. We also offer effective farm automation systems making their daily working life easier and more productive.

The Vat-Man milk monitoring system and app allows you to see your key data in real time. It may be an alert around equipment performances, or checking the milk cooling is at approved rates, or you may decide to look at the performance of a particular piece of equipment in your vat and milk cooling management system.

Take your pick depending on where you are – in the milking pit, in the office – or at the beach!


With our milk vat monitoring software, dairy farmers can enjoy numerous benefits:

  • Empirical data of milk temperatures meeting current regulations.
  • Empirical data of milk vat volumes.
  • Proactive servicing alerts on key equipment that mitigates the probability of catastrophic failures that could lead to the vat of milk being dumped.

Reliable Milk Cooling Technology. Always Meet The Standard.

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 confidence that your milk will be collected and paid for because it meets standards.

Whether you’re dealing with tougher 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 you actually need.

As a standard, we offer Milk Cooling Assessments to compare your plant performance with current and future 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 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. We have 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. With our design and manufacturing plant based in Normanby, Taranaki, today we are New Zealand’s largest producer of milk vats or Farm Holding Tanks (FHTs).

Our milk vats range from modest 2,300 litre tanks through to a mighty 29,000 litre tank and all of them are made to the highest quality control standards.

Farm Automation & Monitoring System. Innovation Plus Knowledge Equals Results

With our herd management and automation system Herd-Man, part of our data services suite DTS-Live (formerly known as MiHub) you can collect, view and analyse and share valuable information for your farming operation.

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

For additional help, we’ve partnered with Agtrac Services to provide a range of services to make it easier for you to manage your valuable and sometimes complex farm data throughout the seasons.