over 60 Years of Progress & Innovation
The Birth Of The Company | 1958
The company was founded in 1958 when Mike and Shirley Brown started a livestock supplies business. It would quickly find the company getting into the milk machine business and starting to manufacture some of their own equipment.
A Time Of Introduction To Automation In Milking Parlors | 1970’s
BECO (Brown Equipment Company) was one of the first companies to bring solid state electronic automatic take-off’s to the California dairy industry.
This led to reduced labor and better milking of cows. At a time when parlor automation was in its infancy, BECO led the way in innovation with the introduction of back flush, pneumatic-controlled side opening parlors, air crowd gates, and solid state pulsation controls.
Herringbone Parlors Set The New Standard For The Time | 1980’s
The 1980’s were a time of advancement in automation performance and reliability and BECO saw the birth of its Guarding Milking Center Line. Each unit was an automatic take-off, pulsation, and back flush all in one “plug and play” unit. Computerized milking systems are first introduced in this time period.
Herringbone parlors were the standard of the time. BECO led the way with the development of one of the first rapid exit parlors, which increased cow flow in large parlors.
As Herd Sizes Grew, Parallel Parlors Fit The Need | 1990’s
The 1990’s saw a rapid expansion of herd sizes, and parallel parlors come into existence to make this possible. Once again BECO lead the way with automation that was specifically designed for the unique needs of these parlors.
With the advancements in genetics, nutrition, and computerized management, milk production had risen significantly. This is when BECO recognized the need for a higher capacity milking system.
BECO designed and patented it’s 7/8″ milking system, allowing for stabilization of claw vacuum and allowing cows to milk faster and cleaner.
Dairy Herd Sizes Explode | 2000’s
The 2000’s saw the era of large dairies pop up all over the world. BECO, in the middle of this event, developed an unparalleled reputation for reliable equipment for these 24/7 operations.
Shown in the picture is a D-80 milking parlor fully automated with detachers that collect parlor performance data, no moving parts milk meters, back flush, pulsation monitoring and individual cow ID.
At this same time BECO is supplying equipment for multiple D-75 parlors in the Middle East with the same equipment. Large dairies need reliability and that’s what BECO delivers.
Dairies Need More Speed and Efficiency | 2010’s
Rotary parlors were not new to this era, but BECO recognized that they will be the barn of choice for efficiency and labor reduction, for large dairies. However, the problem was that the current rotaries on the market were not built for 24/7 operations and a lot of problems existed with those designs.
BECO diligently studied these problems and vowed to correct them and bring reliability that just didn’t exist. This U.S. designed and built rotary has set new standards for reliability. Being made in the U.S. has allowed us to cut out one level of distribution, leading to a superior product that is more economical than others.
New Generation of Equipment and Aftermarket | 2020’s
As new technologies have been available, BECO has brought out an entire second generation of automation. The BECO product line has been completely updated to incorporate the newest and most reliable technologies available. Updated products include Immix G2 Detacher, FlowNexus G2 Detacher, ScanNexus G2 Milk Meter, PulsNexus G2 Pulsation Monitor, and the Cascade Pulsation Controller.
Along with the updated product line, BECO has designed an entire aftermarket program that falls in line with our “eliminating restrictions” philosophy. The products developed in the aftermarket program include a full line of teat dips, a patented liner (Tango) and patent pending rotary teat sprayer (Rota-Coat).
With the new developments, BECO has now expanded on its best of class 5 year prorated warranty. With the enrollment in our aftermarket program BECO now offers a world class up to a 10 year full warranty.