Use Trigger Nozzles

Farmer with a trigger nozzle


Spring loaded trigger nozzles on dropper hoses are simple to use and save water when washing udders and cleaning clusters.

Trigger nozzles specifically designed for teat washing give a much superior performance (use and reliability) than the cheap “garden type” varieties.

Fix leaking nozzles – they can waste a lot of water each day. 

Tips on Getting the Best Result

Avoid high pressure water flow - use a cut off teat cup liner over the end of the nozzle to reduce pressure and give a tighter spray pattern.

Reuse water from the plate cooler for cleaning udders – it is already warm! 

Pros and Cons

Readily available and inexpensive ($8 - $30 each). 

Issues in Making it Happen

Milk Quality

Avoid wetting udder skin when washing teats. Dry teats before attaching clusters.

  • Water Saving
  • Low
  • Cost
  • Low
  • Effort
  • Low