Vat-Man: Milk Vat Monitoring Made Easy

Vat-Man is the Milk Monitoring Solution for Fonterra Farmers that you can upgrade to include as much as or little as you need to help with compliance on your farm:

  • More text alerts and unlimited email alerts.
  • More users = less risk.
  • More control. Define and customise more settings.
  • More support. Vat-Man is the only Fonterra approved MVMS backed up by a nationwide team of milk cooling and milk quality experts. 

Try Vat-Man at no risk before you decide.

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Key Vat-Man Features

DTS Vat-Man gives you real-information about your milk vat, so you know what is happening in the vat, no matter where you are.

User Interfaces

  • Choose your setup for the milking pit, the office or off the farm.
  • Online customisable dashboard to see your key data in real-time 
  • Check on the performance of a particular piece of equipment on the vat or within the milk cooling system


Set up alerts so you know when there is a problem, react quickly and minimise potential losses. You can also check on the vat system while milking with an in-shed display, highlighting milk volume and temperatures as well as the vat agitator status.


Vat-Man’s dedicated, secure cloud-based platform uses the Internet of Things to share key data with you, your on-farm staff or external consultants. By monitoring these assets, you can enjoy numerous benefits:

  • Milk temperature measurement to ensure regulations are met.
  • Real-time milk volume measurement.
  • Proactive alerts on key equipment that mitigates the risk of catastrophic failures.

Vat-Man features overview

We offer three tiers of monitoring: Vat-Man Lite, Vat-Man Pro and Vat-Man Auto:

Features Vat-Man Lite Vat-Man Pro Vat-Man Auto
Milk Volume      
Milk Temperature      
Plate cooler - inlet milk temperature      
Plate cooler - inlet water temperature      
Agitator status      
Agitator temperature      
Agitator health      
Power Outages      
Pre-Cooling Refrigeration      
Vat Refrigeration - Post Cooling      
Auto Refrigeration control      
Auto Agitation control      
E-mail alerts      
Text message alerts/month 60 120 120
Users per farm 3 Unlimited Unlimited
Multi-farm view      
Fonterra Subsidy Fully subsidised Partial Partial
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Last year, Vat-Man saved Waikato farmer Mark Spooner $30k. This happened within the few months of his signing up for the service.

"As the farm owner, Vat-Man gives me peace of mind..." 

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Milk Vat Monitoring Case Study

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