Robots Taking over Chile 

Agrícola Ancali buys 64 DeLaval VMS™ making it the world's largest robotic dairy farm

Why did they do it?



Our company is part of a complex, ever-changing industry. Through Milk Matters, we want to keep our customers up to date on current developments in dairy production and provide advice to dairy farmers who want to improve their operation. 



The DeLaval vision is to make sustainable food production possible. This reflects our belief that the most important contribution we can make in the area of sustainability is to support our customers and help them meet their challenges.

Sep 2, 2016

Cow comfort: Feeding

The genetic potential of today’s dairy cows is very high and still increasing. That’s why feed and feeding strategies are becoming more and more ...

Aug 22, 2016

Cow comfort: Walking

The quality of floors, in terms of shape, hardness, friction and hygiene is of great importance for the health of cow feet and legs. Large groups...

Jul 28, 2016

Cow comfort: Drinking

Milk consists of about 90 per cent water, so it is not surprising that a cow’s water intake has a major effect on her milk production. When you p...

Jul 25, 2016

Cow welfare and farm size – opportunities and challenges

The public is showing an increasing concern for the welfare of the cows on modern large dairy farms. Are the new technologies harmful? Is the...

Jun 22, 2016

Chilean dairy farm to become the largest robotic farm in the world

Fundo El Risquillo, a large farm in Chile with 6500 dairy cows, has just signed an agreement to install 64 DeLaval VMS™ milking robots making it ...

May 9, 2016

DeLaval and LIC Automation announce cooperation

Two of the major players in the NZ dairy industry have announced a collaboration agreement for the benefit of New Zealand dairy farmers. DeLaval ...

Mar 16, 2016

Some of DeLaval’s top VMS producers prove sky’s the limit at DeLaval r...

Seven of the world’s most productive DeLaval VMS dairies were recognized at the VMS PRO user club conference for harvesting, on average, up to 6,...

Feb 17, 2016

DeLaval Hoof Forum in Gent, Belgium, brings together hoof health manag...

In January, DeLaval organized a Hoof Forum in Gent, Belgium with external and internal Hoofcare experts on digital dermatitis from The Netherland...

Cows for longer – how?

As much as 70-80% of all culling on farms is related to lamenessmastitis and reproduction problems. We think this is far too high. There are many things that can be done to improve cow comfort to increase the productive, healthy lifetime of cows. Read more about cow longevity here

Our view on sustainability

To produce more food for an increasing population in a sustainable manner is no small feat. All actors in the milk chain need to contribute. At DeLaval, our sustainability approach encompasses four areas of work : animal welfare, profitability, social responsibility and environment. Read more here.