Onfarm Solutions Global
Partnering with dairy farmers for over 15 years to drive efficiencies
At Onfarm Solutions, we are proud to have been helping dairy farmers since 2008 and remain dedicated to our mission of providing reliable, efficient, and accurate teat spray coverage. Through a strategic partnership with New Zealand's foremost mastitis consultant, Dr Adrian Joe, we developed the world-class Teatwand solution to combat the problems associated with inadequate teat spray coverage and reduce the risk of mastitis.
Rigorous testing and close collaboration provided the evidence that Teatwand improves cow comfort, milk production and farm revenue. It mimics the “action of a person’s hand” to deliver robust, reliable and consistent teat spray coverage day after day.
Gary Arnott, CEO and founder of Onfarm Solutions and the Teatwand brand was raised on a farm in Southern New Zealand and has an automation engineering degree, providing the perfect skillset to create solutions for farmers.
In 2018, Gary and his family moved to California for three months to focus on the US market. This experience gave Gary valuable insight into the needs of American dairy farmers, which he continues to use to drive the company forward.
Gary is passionate about creating gains for farmers across the globe –
“At Onfarm Solutions, we are dedicated to helping dairy farmers reduce the risk of mastitis which in turn creates labor efficiencies and reduces farm costs. Helping dairy farmers is in our DNA.”
The Teatwand system was designed to be ingeniously simple, smart and accurate.
Five prototype Teatwand systems were installed in Canterbury, New Zealand in 2008 with great success, so much that while three have been upgraded to the Teatwand Exact, two of these prototypes remain in operation today.
The Teatwand 400 was introduced in 2010, a more refined product than the original systems, which is still sold into markets today where smaller herds are prevalent.
The first Teatwand exported was to the state of Victoria, Australia in 2011 and the first export to the Northern Hemisphere to England in 2012.
After travelling to the US in 2013 to visit larger commercial style dairies, Onfarm Solutions saw the need for a larger more robust system that could deliver teat spray in a smarter manner. From this the Teatwand Exact was developed and made commercially available in late 2013.
Dairymen who have our systems consider them a vital part of their management practices in the
control of Mastitis.
The first Teatwand Exact system was installed in the US in 2015 after Walter van Loon from St Louis, Michigan travelled to New Zealand to inspect the Teatwand Exact in action. As a result, he has now installed four Teatwand Exact systems. Since then, well over 200 Teatwands have been installed in North America.
The Teatwand systems successfully achieve consistent teat spray coverage of all four teats
automatically with no human intervention.
This revolutionary and innovative idea resulted in rapid growth with dairy farmers in New Zealand and North America, as the Teatwand was well suited to solving the growing challenges of labour costs, teat spray application and regulation.
Following a request from Riverview Dairy in 2018, a large-scale dairy operation in Minnesota, who milk cows on 106 stall rotary parlours and were struggling to find an automatic teat spray system that could deliver effective teat spray coverage at speeds of 3.5-4 seconds per stall, Onfarm Solutions developed the Teatwand Rapid system.
From our very first installs in 2008, we have been partnering with dairy farmers in New Zealand, Australia, United States, Canada, Argentina, Holland, Spain, Hungary, Denmark, Italy, South Africa, China, Thailand, Israel, Russia, Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Over 1000 Teatwand systems have been installed worldwide.
Precise, accurate and measured – because every spray counts.
Onfarm Solutions Timeline
1st Export to Australia
Teatwand Prototypes Installed
1st Export to UK
New Teatwand System to be launched
1st Teatwand Exact Export to USA
Teatwand 400 Launched
Teatwand Exact Launched
Teatwand Rapid Launched in the USA
Canada: Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba.
USA: California, South Dakota, Texas, Washington state, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Colorado.
Australia: Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia.
South Africa, China, Thailand, New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, Russia, Israel, England, Wales, Scotland, Denmark, Hungary, Holland, Spain, Italy