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01/09/11

LuxSpray 30 – a new GEA Farm Technologies’ dip product

Total solutions for a top standard of milk quality and maximization of returns

Boenen, 01. September 2011 – The teat condition influences the quality of milk production crucially. Healthy teats ensure the readiness for milking and act as a barrier to harmful bacteria and other environmental influences. To make the teat disinfection as secure and simple as possible, GEA Farm Technologies has developed a new teat dip: LuxSpray 30 - a protective shield for the teat skin.

LuxSpray 30 is an iodine-based, teat dip for herds of all sizes. Thanks to an iodine concentration of 3,000 ppm mastitis pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus uberis are certainly eliminated (disinfection proof EN 1656). Simultaneously, lanolin and glycerol maintain the teat skin. The result is a smooth, protected and sustained healthy skin with natural defenses against pathogens. LuxSpray 30 is particularly suitable for use after milking. The specific viscosity provides for flexible usage: spraying and dipping, either automatically or manually.

LuxSpray 30 extends the range of GEA Farm Technologies´ teat dips to an iodine-based product with flexible usage. It is suitable for dairy livestock farmers with herds of ten to over 1,000 animals (cows, sheep and goats). LuxSpray 30 is offered ready to use within 10, 20, 200 and 1,000 kg containers, with no residue in the application and the active ingredients are listed according to the European biocides Directive.

GEA Farm Technologies with its main office in Boenen, Germany offers farmers integrated product and application solutions, which today`s producers require: From design and planning of barn- and business concepts, up to the daily herd and farm management. Since 1926 the company is known for future-oriented technical innovations. With its combined key competences from milk production, manure systems, barn equipment, automatic feeding as well as state-of-the-art service and hygiene concepts, GEA Farm Technologies provides a complete and up-to-date range of products and services. These products and services cover all herd sizes and meet the full range of customer requirements around the world, supporting the scale and nature of individual livestock operations. GEA Farm Technologies employs more than 2,000 people worldwide in subsidiaries in over 60 countries.

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest system providers for food and energy processes with about EUR 4.4 billion in 2010 revenue. As an internationally operating technology group, the company focuses on process technology and components for demanding production processes in various end markets. The group gains about 70 percent of its revenue in the long-term growing food and energy industries. The company's workforce comprised over 23,000 employees worldwide as of March 31, 2011. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. The company is listed in the MDAX index (G1A, WKN 660200).