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"Irish dairy-tech company out to revolutionize milk collection"

Piper’s automated DynaStream system, now U.S. FDA approved, set to improve efficiency, traceability for milk haulers in virus’ wake

We are delighted to be featured in this issue of Bulk Transporter, talking about our FDA approval, and how automating the milk pickup process is bringing huge efficiencies to milk haulers and co-operatives across the United States.


Irish dairy-tech company Piper Systems says its DynaStream automated milk collection system, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will enable the digital transformation of the U.S. dairy industry, and help the segment—which, like a lot of industries, was negatively affected by COVID-19—improve operations…

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DynaStream – Automated Milk Collection System

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Peace-of-mind for Producers, is at the hart of what we do.

Steve and Tim Kayhart, two dedicated milk producers are one of our success stories. The Farm is situated on land each side of Lake Champlain, in Vermont and New York, with the primary operation a short distance from the Champlain Bridge. The brothers manage about 1,800 acres and milk about 700 cows. The chose Piper AccuStream to ensure none of their hard work goes down the drain.


  • Location: Kayhart Farm, Vermont,USA
  • Production: Dairy
  • Herd: 700 Head of Cattle
  • Service: AccuStream On Farm Milk Metering and Collection
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Breaking new dimensions.

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The added benefits of a more efficient system

The priceless value of time and giving as much back as possible.

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Piper is FDA Approved

Leigh Hamiliton - CEO

FDA Acceptance


The US Dairy Industry is changing rapidly, with more and more demands on efficiency and traceability. Piper’s DynaStream System automates milk weights and sampling, and gives 100% traceability from farm to plant. These systems are standard in other parts of the world for milk collection but, until now, have not been approved for use in the USA. The DynaStream has recently been accepted for use at the 2019 NCIMS Conference by the issue of M-I-20-04.

Piper collaborated with the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets and USDA Market Administrator- Northeast Milk Marketing Area to design a rigorous testing regime and produce sufficient data to go forward to the Conference. Piper undertook a series of FDA-mandated studies over a period of several years. These studies proved extremely high correlation between Piper milk weights and samples to “Gold Standard” milk collection by Federal Order officials. It also evidenced the hygienic design of the Piper system of milk collection.

At the Conference, the proposal and data were examined and passed by the Laboratory Committee, the Transportation Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee, before going forward to Council II and finally being approved on the Conference floor by 49 States out of 50. The dissent was only around a late wording change about which authority was required to maintain the register of trained operators. However, support for the principles behind the Piper DynaStream- representative sampling, accurate milk weights, and improved traceability through automation- was unanimous. As a result, Piper are now the only systems for automated milk collection and sampling that have successfully undergone these studies and achieved federal acceptance in the USA. Piper’s system is also the only one approved as a legal for payment device across the USA by the weights and measures authority, NCWM.

This technology is already live across some states in the North East, and is expected to be deployed in more and more States into 2021. “We are engaged in a huge project here” says Piper CEO Leigh Hamilton. “It has been an incredible amount of work, because US standards are so rigorous. But the prize is enormous- to be the first and only company permitted to supply this cutting-edge technology into the world’s largest Dairy market.” Forward thinking Dairy companies in the USA are already aware of the technology, and see how useful it could be in their supply chain.

Companies like Danone, AgriMark and DFA have already introduced the systems on their routes on a local basis, and more roll outs are planned for 2021. Industry experts are aligned on the potential for improvement: Barb Koetzlow, Dairy Program Manager at Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development had this to say: “This is a game changer for the quality of milk samples being collected at dairy farms.”

For more information or if you have any questions or comments please contact Leigh Hamilton of Piper Systems leigh@pipersystems.com


Our Industry 2020

Leigh Hamiliton - CEO

Our Industry

The Dairy Industry 2020 and beyond. Covid-19 and accelerated Digital Transformation of the Dairy Supply Chain.

The US Dairy Industry in 2020, like the rest of the world, has been changed utterly by the Covid-19 pandemic. What has been remarkable is how incredibly responsive the industry has been to the new demands placed upon them. And how digital transformation has been accelerated by Covid.
This has been an incredibly difficult time for the industry. We have been designated an essential
service because of our obvious importance to the food supply chain. We have also been asked to
work in incredibly pressurized circumstances.

While other industries have been forced to close due to outbreaks, Dairy Producers and Processors
have responded heroically, making huge changes to their working environments to make sure that
surges in demand for staples like milk butter and cheese were met, while still maintaining Covid-19
safety protocols and protecting one another and the community.

The pandemic has accelerated the Digital Transformation of the Dairy Industry. Industry has seen the
different ways in which the digital revolution can benefit them. These changes will continue into
2021 and beyond.One huge advantage of Digital Transformation is remote data. Not being able to travel freely hasmade visibility of what is happening all along the supply chain more important than ever. Imagine being able to see what is going on down on the farm, without having a physical farm visit. Being able to troubleshoot and solve problems from your desk, home office, or phone. Intelligent sensors and digital reporting make it easy to get real time information from the farm, and to respond quicky to deal with the challenges that arise.

Every Dairy company is looking at itself and reviewing their responses to events in 2020. They are
looking at what was easy, what worked to solve issues. They are thinking of improvements that
could be made to make it easier for their employees and to make sure they can meet customer
demands and offer high quality product into the market to meet demand.

We have customers that would have had to put a field rep in a car for hours or days to get to a farm
and review operations there. Using our data, they can do that work in moments and from their desk.
This is a huge efficiency saving, yes. But also prevents a close contact that we want to avoid as much
as possible during these times. It is an added benefit of digital transformation that we didn’t see the
complete value of before 2020.

Another big change is the increased demand for traceability. People want more and more
information about the food they eat. In troubled times, people want greater assurance that their
milk is safe, and has been properly handled at every step along the way. Technology now allows us
to have eyes on the product all the way from the farm to the plant.

One big change is the consistency and control available in the milk pickup process. Previously we
were dependent upon an individual driver doing everything right in order to get accurate weights,
samples and data. Now, we can automate all of those processes. The danger with data can be
garbage in-garbage out. What is new and exciting here is the ability to get instant accurate
information direct from sensors without depending on human data entry.

We now have Traceability all the way from the farm to the plant. An important piece of the puzzle
that was invisible to us until now. This digital transformation means that we can have instant
accurate information from production to payment.

Covid-19 has acted as an accelerator for the digital transformation of the US Dairy industry. This
transformation will be long term and far-reaching and affect processes from on-farm all the way to
the plant, with a multiple data streams converging to offer information across the whole value chain
from farm to plant.