more than just a milking system....
In 2000, Gascoigne-Melotte (GM) agreed to the
purchase of a major shareholding in AMS Liberty. This, coupled with the existing
similarities between the two companies, led to a new company being formed - GM
Liberty. As AMS Liberty did previously, GM Liberty will focus on the sale of
automatic milking machines through it's existing GM network of dealers like
GM Liberty will continue to offer both the
Liberty and the Zenith systems in the product range. This decision will allow
customers the choice of high or low level milking systems, ear tag or collar
identification systems and a choice of herd management programmes. The Zenith
will be equipped with GM milking equipment, whilst the Liberty will use Strangko
In dairy farming, many things have changed in the last fifty
years. During that period farmers changed from hand milking to mechanical
milking, from stanchion barns to loose housing systems, from milk churns to bulk
cooling tanks and now from mechanical milking to automatic milking.
The present development can be outlined in a few
The enlargement of dairy farms is carrying on at
an accelerating speed. International competition leads to ever increasing
productivity from the human being as well as from the animals. At the same time
the desire for more freedom and flexibility increases.
Free time is not generally associated with dairy
farming, but the new generations of farmers now need time to get away from the
sometimes stressful environment in which they work. By using a robotic system,
this is now a possibility rather than a dream.
The dairy farming sector must operate in
accordance with demands of the community. The requirements for higher quality of
milk are increasing. The dairy cow's well being and environmental conditions for
production are becoming more and more important to the consumer.
The GM Liberty system is the answer to all these
The GM Liberty system enables farm enlargement
without hiring more labour, increases milk productivity, gives freedom from
early mornings in the middle of the winter and
improves the quality of milk and the health of your high yielding dairy animals.
For over one hundred years, Gascoigne Melotte has
been active internationally in the market of milking technology. Innovative
ideas, solid quality and an outstanding service backup form the basis for the
well being of thousands of clients throughout the world.
In the development of automatic milking Gascoigne
Melotte was first. It launched revolutionary ideas, making the world aware of
the possibilities of automatic milking. Gascoigne Melotte is also the first
company to launch a total concept of automation and farm management.
The GM Liberty system achieves tremendous savings
on labour. As a consequence, more time is available for management tasks. Farm
enlargement may be carried out without hiring more labour. It also enables you
to use your time more flexibly. This creates not only more time to spend with
your family and on your social life but also on harvesting or other important
The GM Liberty system has a favourable
effect on the well being of the animals. Milking high yielding animals more
frequently reduces the incidence of mastitis. Cows also suffer from less stress.
Each cow defines her own rhythm of resting, milking and eating. All these
matters have a positive influence on the cows life. Better health and fertility
of the cows results in lower veterinary costs. And last but not least, with the
GM Liberty system, you can produce more efficiently. Milking more often results
in a considerable increase of milk production, while the increase in other costs
are much less, for instance the cost of feeding. Your cows are able to produce
much more without straining the udder whilst maintaining a good constitution.
The GM Liberty Zenith Milking System consists of the
four main components which are the most important to run your farm efficiently:
These four parts are integrated in a unified
concept. Behind this there is a network of GM specialists who provide
outstanding service and backup. GM dealers provide a 24 hour service, 7 days
a week, 365 days per year.
Please note that the
GM liberty AMS has now been withdrawn from the market