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