News from DeLaval

Sustainability report 2020 now available

At DeLaval we strive towards our vision by addressing animal welfare, reducing the environmental impact, improving working conditions and boost profitability in everything we do, both on farms and in our own operations.

From touching udders to touching screens

In Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Sytse and Anita Heeg milk their 156 cows with three DeLaval VMS™. By using technology to provide data from their herd, they allow for better decision making and changes in farm practices where it is needed the most.

Long-term thinking is key when planning a modern dairy farm

Anyone investing in a new dairy farm, needs to plan for what that farm will be like now but also in 15-20 years. It’s a large capital investment so it’s critical to think ahead. “Animal welfare, milk quality and manure handling are amongst the most important aspects when planning a sustainable and modern dairy farm,” says Lior Yaron, VP Large Customer Projects at DeLaval, one of the many experts in the company when it comes to supporting farmers in designing modern farms. We spoke to Lior about how to approach the design of a modern dairy farm.

New DeLaval CEO appointed

Stockholm, Sweden, 16 February 2021 ─ The Tetra Laval Group Board has appointed Paul Löfgren, President & CEO of DeLaval, effective 1 April 2021. The appointment follows the decision by Joakim Rosengren to step down from his position after 18 years as President & CEO and 35 years with the Tetra Laval Group.

First industrial PhD student at DeLaval

On 5 February, our first ever Industrial PhD Dorota Anglart, publicly defended her PhD thesis titled “Indicators of mastitis and milk quality in dairy cows, data, modelling, and prediction in automatic milking systems”.

When can sensors tell you that a cow is chronic?

Somatic cell counts and conductivity are widely used as indicators for the detection of mastitis in cows. Can our sensors move further than detection of mastitis and identify when mastitis gets chronic?

”Every day is new, fresh and exciting”

Gavin Strang, Market Development & Sales Support Director North America, has a diverse, 15 year career with DeLaval and a passion for dairy farming developed early in life. Read his story here.

DeLaval milk quality kits in Food for Development project

A Tetra Laval Food for Development project in Kenya is improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Nkosi Mkhize, DeLaval Market Development Manager for East Africa has created a milk quality kit with DeLaval products for the project.

Robotic innovations developed at Hamra Farm

Developing innovative solutions that are more resource efficient and improve productivity to help farmers do more with less is part of our sustainability strategy. Having our own farm next to our headquarters, where development engineers are located, is a great advantage.

Automation is key to sustainable food production

The world’s population is rising. According to the United Nations, it is expected to increase by 2 billion in the coming 30 years, from today´s 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050. We currently do not know how we are going to be able to feed everyone. “In order to figure this out, all of us working with food need to pitch in,” says Jonas Hällman, EVP Digital Services at DeLaval, one of the leading companies in the dairy sector. Here he is to share his view on how automation can help the dairy sector to become more sustainable.

Hamra 2.0

Stockholm, Sweden, 30 November 2020 ─ DeLaval is investing in the future of dairy farming by developing its own high-tech farm even further with a new state-of-the-art barn. The farm will utilise some of today’s most innovative milking solutions, including four milking robots ─ DeLaval VMS™ V300. “The new barns are built with animal welfare as the top priority. The new modern technology will not only increase efficiency but ensure the best possible care for our animals,” says Joakim Rosengren, President & CEO

Animal welfare is key at Hamra Farm

The wellbeing of the animals at Hamra Farm has always been the number one priority for Linda Thulin, Herd Manager, and her team. Here she shares how they work to ensure good animal welfare at the farm.

DeLaval Group continues to deliver steady growth

Stockholm, Sweden, 9 November 2020 ─ The DeLaval Group continues to show a strong order intake after the first three quarters of 2020. The company has shown stable sales growth in the last few years and the trend continues as the company achieves some of its best quarters ever.

Celebrating 20 years of robotic milking in Norway

Norway's first milking robot, a VMS ™ Classic, is still working away at Tveten Garsrud Samdrift. In October this year, both the farmer and the robot will retire. By then, the robot will have been in operation for 160 000 hours.

CO2 emissions in Supply Chain

Two students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have collected emission data from our facilities, travels, transports, packaging and direct material to map out the CO2 footprint in our supply chain.

DeLaval acquires milkrite | InterPuls

Stockholm, Sweden, 2 July 2020 – DeLaval has today announced further investments into the future of dairy farming solutions and services through the acquisition of milkrite | InterPuls from Avon Rubber. The transaction is subject to clearance from relevant anti-trust authorities.

The Power of Data on Your Dairy Farm


Today you can automatically record data that was once impossible to measure – but what are we monitoring, and how can the information help you meet your dairy’s goals?

New packaging material to lower CO2 emissions

A more sustainable packaging solution has been implemented at our European distribution centre in Gallin, Germany. This will lower our CO2 footprint during 2020 by 17 000 kg and will help DeLaval decrease the total CO2 emissions in our supply chain.

DeLaval annual report 2019/2020

"It is pleasing to report another record year in 2019 for the company, with continued growth and increased market share. We grew faster than the market and our new products such as our DeLaval VMS™ V300 were very well received", says Joakim Rosengren, President & CEO.

Training and advisory services

Our training and advisory services ensure customers get the very best out of their DeLaval products – to deliver optimal performance on their farm.

Making sustainable food production possible is more important now than ever

As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread, this unprecedented situation is having an enormous impact on people, companies and communities worldwide. Firstly, and most importantly in a situation like this, we all need to take some special care for one another. Our thoughts are with the people most affected.

Sustainability report 2019 now available

In the new report you can read how we have refined our approach to sustainability to ensure it covers everything we do – both within our company and how we benefit our customers. We look at sustainability from three main perspectives – Environment, Food and Animal Welfare, and Social and Economic

DeLaval sharpens its focus on health and safety

Occupational Health and Safety

Strong standards of occupational health and safety are essential to achieving sustainable business growth. DeLaval has a clear ambition to achieve zero incidents, accidents and no work related ill health.

DeLaval announces a new addition to its robotic milking system offering – DeLaval VMS™ V310

Stockholm, Sweden, 25 November 2019 – DeLaval introduces its latest addition to the VMS™ product line, the new DeLaval VMS™ milking system V310. The VMS™ V310 comes with the new DeLaval RePro™ that detects heat and pregnancy automatically during the milking process. With this new feature, the VMS™ V310 is extending its productivity advantage to the next generation of cows and dairy farmers.


The Quebec based dairy farm known across the globe for its outstanding genetics, including famed Laurie Sheik, signed an agreement to purchase a total of eight DeLaval VMS™ V300 with Herd Navigator™.

DeLaval renews its commitment to the Sino-Swedish Dairy Cooperation programme

Stockholm, Sweden, 10 September 2019 – The Sino-Swedish Cooperation programme renews for the next years. DeLaval, Tetra Pak and China Agricultural University sign a new agreement, carrying on the cooperation work undertaken by both countries, Sweden and China, for the last 30 years. This new agreement helps to enhance the sustainable and profitable future of the dairy industry in both countries.

In Memoriam

Even though Hans Rausing and his family decided to divest of their interests in the Tetra Laval Group in 1995, Hans often continued to be associated with his many years as senior executive in Tetra Pak.

DeLaval at the 2019 Annual European Dairy Farmers Congress

Stockholm, Sweden, 25 June 2019 – DeLaval joins the European Dairy Farmers (EDF) annual congress in Kolding, Denmark, on 25-27 June. The theme this year is on efficient farming, for which DeLaval will run a workshop on Cow Longevity. Improving the productive lifetime of a cow is a step towards realising our vision of making sustainable food production possible.

DeLaval and its long innovation history helping dairy farmers

Stockholm, Sweden, 11 June 2019 – DeLaval announces its latest Parlour milking system P500, the only parallel parlour in the dairy industry with three options to control the cow flow and no sequence gates in the floor. This innovation is a continuation of the countless customer solutions launched over the years by DeLaval to help farmers around the world in their daily lives.

DeLaval and IFAJ travel to Brazil for the 2018 Exposure-4-Development program

Stockholm, Sweden, 25 April 2019 – Exposure-4-Development (E4D) is a programme run over the years by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). This year the selected country is Brazil, and DeLaval has travelled together with IFAJ, showcasing dairy and its nutritional value.

DeLaval publishes 2018 Sustainability Report

Stockholm, Sweden, 12 April 2019 – DeLaval publishes its 2018 Sustainability Report, following the company’s annual progress in the areas of animal welfare, environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social sustainability.

CEJA and DeLaval Group announce partnership

Hanover, Germany, 15 November 2018 – CEJA and DeLaval announced a collaborative agreement at EuroTier, the world's leading trade fair for animal production in Hanover, Germany. Both organisations initially worked together on a report titled “European Young Farmers: Building a Sustainable Sector” that was successfully launched during a conference at the European Parliament in September 2017.

DeLaval Doubles Manufacturing Capacity for the New VMS™ milking system V300

Stockholm, Sweden, 1 November 2018 – Customer demand for the new DeLaval VMS™ milking system V300 is above expectations. DeLaval has increased production capacity to meet this strong demand, making full use of its modernised facilities by increasing production personnel, adjusting Supply Chain planning and securing deliveries from suppliers.

DeLaval is Showcasing its Latest Innovations at EuroTier 2018

Stockholm, Sweden, 21 September 2018 – On its path of relentless innovation, DeLaval is showing the latest innovations at EuroTier 2018, in Hanover. These latest innovative solutions are reinforcing DeLaval’s commitment to dairy farmers around the globe and leading progress in animal welfare, work efficiency, food safety and farm profitability.

DeLaval Introduces its New Robotic Milking System, the DeLaval VMS™ milking system V300

Stockholm, Sweden, 27 June 2018 – DeLaval announces its new VMS™ milking system V300, a new experience for cows and customers. The VMS V300 helps farmers by making them less reliant on future labour market uncertainties and keeping them at the forefront of animal welfare and food safety. The VMS V300 milking system ensures that dairy farming is a profitable option not only today but also for generations to come.

DeLaval Introduces its New Robotic Feed Pusher, the DeLaval OptiDuo™

Stockholm, Sweden, 27 June 2018 – DeLaval presents OptiDuo™, the new robotic feed pusher. DeLaval OptiDuo remixes and repositions feed onto the feed table. This new approach increases feed intake, reduces feed waste and helps farmers to use the time saved, on the jobs that make a difference to the farm.

The New DeLaval European Distribution Centre Inaugurated

Stockholm, Sweden, 21 May, 2018 – The new European Distribution Centre, in northern Germany, is now inaugurated. An inauguration ceremony, with 30 external guests and the 230 employees on location, was held on 17 May. This new centre will support DeLaval in preparing the business for future needs.

DeLaval Distribution Centre in Gallin Receives LEED Gold Certificate

Stockholm, Sweden, February 26, 2018 – The Gallin distribution centre, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany, receives the gold certification on the LEED Green Building Rating System. This achievement is based on the work within the areas of indoor and outdoor water efficiency, optimising energy performance, and regional priority credits.

DeLaval Granted with First Position in German Agricultural Society (DLG) Image Barometer 2017

Stockholm, December 11, 2017 – DeLaval, with a total score of 44 points, achieved once again first place in the “Livestock Technology” category of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) Image Barometer. Particularly encouraging is the increase in the number of points in comparison to the previous year and the clear leadership in all four investigated regions of Germany.

DeLaval calf feeder CF1000S wins 2017 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award

Winners of the 7th annual Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award contest were announced at World Dairy Expo yesterday with the DeLaval calf feeder CF1000S receiving top honors. The automated calf feeder was one of ten new products to be recognized by Dairy Herd Management’s panel of judges for its game-changing technology.

DeLaval celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the first milking machine

Stockholm, September 13, 2017 – The milking machine that laid the foundation of modern dairy farming industry, the De Laval Milker, is turning 100 years. The machine was patented by New Zealander Norman John Daysh in 1917 and has been used as model and inspiration for all vacuum-operated milking machines ever since.

Fair Oaks

Progressive dairy farmers, Mike and Sue McCloskey, convinced automated dairies are a big part of the equation for the future of milk production.

DeLaval Cleaning Analysis DCA wins silver medal for innovations at EuroTier.

Hanover, DE November 14, 2016. DeLaval wins the silver medal for innovations by EuroTier organisers DLG for its DeLaval cleaning analysis DCA, demonstrating our continued leadership in bringing innovations to the forefront of dairy farming. Criteria for selection included significant features such as optimising labour management, facilitating work safety and driving down energy costs.

EuroTier 2016: DeLaval reinforces its commitment to dairy farmers

Stockholm, Sweden October 17, 2016 with over 25 exhibits on display, DeLaval continues to inspire dairy farmers globally, to continue driving progress in four important areas: farm profitability, food safety, work efficiency and animal welfare.

EuroTier 2016: DeLaval continues on its path of Relentless Innovation

Stockholm, Sweden October 10, 2016 - To support our customers’ future success, it is key to stay innovative. Throughout the years, DeLaval has been relentless in doing so and during the last 20 years alone has accrued 250 patents. Demonstrating that by being a customer of DeLaval you have access to productivity and efficiency gains, to address challenges within for example animal welfare, work efficiency, food safety and farm profitability, based on the latest technologies.

Ancali buy 64 DeLaval VMS™

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 the world’s largest robotic milking farm. 

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 and LIC Automation have been working closely together to develop an automated Body Condition Scoring (BCS) measurement system for NZ-bred dairy cows.

DeLaval Hoof Forum in Gent, Belgium, brings together hoof health management experts

In January, DeLaval organized a Hoof Forum in Gent, Belgium with external and internal Hoofcare experts on digital dermatitis from The Netherlands, UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and France to discuss tools for effective hoof health management. During the one day meeting the latest trial data on our newest hoof disinfectant EasyStride, an aid to prevent digital dermatitis, was presented.

DeLaval Teat Spray Robot (TSR™) sales continue to grow in America

Stockholm, Sweden, 09 February, 2016 The DeLaval teat spray robot (TSR™) is one of the first fully automatic teat spray solutions for dairy farms with rotaries. In September 2015, it won the Dairy Herd Management Innovative Product Award which was presented at World Dairy Expo in Madison,Wisconsin. This award and the TSR’s success on existing US farms are believed to be two of the reasons for the continued growth in sales. The TSR™ with DeLaval’s parallel rotaries is the way to optimise large herd dairy farming by significantly reducing labour costs as well as safeguarding milk quality.

DeLaval acknowledged best in class by DLG-Imagebarometer 2015

For the first time in its company history, DeLaval has taken home the top spot in the category "Livestock Technology", represented in this year's Image Barometer of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) (45 points). Beating its main competitors, DeLaval improved its performance to the previous year, and was the only company among the top five to develop positively.

Hamra Farm now available in virtual reality

DeLaval has created an immersive virtual reality film of Hamra Farm - its unique innovation, testing and exhibition centre. The farm is also a commercially profitable dairy farm producing an average 12 000kg of milk per cow per year. 

Tetra Pak and DeLaval commit to up skill dairy farm management in China

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (25 November) - Tetra Pak and DeLaval, sister companies in the Tetra Laval Group, today signed a five year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to provide training to Chinese dairy farm managers. The signing ceremony was attended by both the Chinese and Swedish Ministers of Agriculture, who have a Memorandum of Understanding to increase co-operation in agriculture.

DeLaval commits to reduce the use of antibiotics in milk production

Stockholm, 16 November, 2015. To mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) 16-22 November, DeLaval commits to actively drive progress towards the reduction of antibiotics in global dairy production by continued R&D in innovative farming solutions to promote animal health.

DeLaval launches ecopaper EP 1000

Stockholm, Sweden 20 October, 2015 DeLaval launches ecopaper EP1000, which uses  cartons’ cellulose fibres to produce a soft, absorbent and resistant udder hygiene paper  towel. DeLaval ecopaper EP 1000 is ideal for pre-milking cleaning as it absorbs any liquid without tearing and is gentle on teats and udders. It is the latest innovation from Lucart, TetraPak’s long-term partner in recycling. 

DeLaval open days in Poland attract agriculture minister

Two DeLaval stanchion barns in Poland opened their doors to visitors recently, demonstrating that local farmers' interest in maintaining conventional milking systems remains high. A stanchion barn can be a very modern facility with many labour-saving equipment options.

DeLaval Solutions Win Innovation Awards

BANNOCKBURN, IL (September 30, 2015) DeLaval announced today that two of its state-of-the-art technologies have won Dairy Herd Management 2015 Innovative Product Awards. The DeLaval BodyCondition Scoring (BCS™) system and Teat Spray Robot (TSR™) were selected among the top ten winners at a ceremony last night at World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. DeLaval is an exhibitor at the show, which runs until October 3rd, and has both products on display at booth 3011-3315.

DeLaval Backs NZ Dairy Awards

Global milking machine market leader DeLaval has joined the family of national sponsors backing the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

Labour cost savings with new milk meter calibration software

DeLaval has introduced a new method for calibrating milk meters with software in conventional milking systems that provides significant time-savings: more than 90% in some cases, compared to traditional methods. A survey recently presented at the 2015 ICAR Technical Workshop in Krakow shows that the users see many different benefits with the new method.

DeLaval updates its submersible pumps range, making them more robust and long-lasting than ever

DeLaval has updated its line of submersible pumps that are more robust and long-lasting than ever. Submersible pumps are items that most farmers take for granted – until the day they break down. Submersible pumps are the forgotten heroes of many farms pumping away pressed water from silage tanks, pumping urine or in manure sewage tanks, pumping sewage water or excess liquids around the milking parlour.

How automatic feeding solution DeLaval Optimat™ contributes to an increase of up to five litres of milk produced per cow daily and reduces feed wastage by 50% and more


Feeding is often the biggest expense on any dairy farm. The labour costs related to and the feed itself amount to up to 70% of any farms’ production costs. Making feeding methods more efficient does not just save costs, it increases milk yields. DeLaval is constantly updating its solutions to fit those requirements and with the latest inclusion of DeLaval Optimat™ to its feeding solutions is coming a long way in contributing to this. 

DeLaval launches new corporate website

DeLaval launches new corporate website to strengthen the DeLaval brand globally and to facilitate the sharing of information in the field of dairy farming.

DeLaval Optimat™ – the Norwegian experience


DeLaval Optimat™ has been improving the lives of farmers across the globe, saving time, reducing feed waste, improving feed accuracy and dry matter intake. In Norway, the automated feeding solution has firmly established itself on the market with much acclaim.

DeLaval Herd Navigator™ firmly established on the market

Herd Navigator

DeLaval Herd Navigator™ has now begun to take its place as a ‘must have’ on the modern dairy farm. Today, DeLaval Herd Navigator™ systems measure health and reproduction parameters daily for more than 35,000 cows and notify dairy farmers about the animals in need of attention.

How should EU farmers invest in a post milk-quota world

Milk quota

After more than 30 years of milk quotas in the EU, a new world is approaching for European dairy farmers. We have known about the lifting of quotas for some several years and plenty of predictions have been made but reality is about to hit. Here are the likely outcomes from a DeLaval perspective.

Long live the healthy cow

Preventing disease in your cows has untold benefits for your cow’s well-being and your dairy farm business.

The world’s hardest working robot – the DeLaval VMS™

Stockholm, Sweden 24 February, If a car was to be as productive as a DeLaval VMS™, it would need to drive around the world 205 times. Compared with a tractor, you would need to buy between four and six of them just to keep up with the productivity of a DeLaval VMS™. Is this the world’s hardest working robot?

Help your cow through transition and improve her productive life

The transition period from the weeks prior to calving to delivery and into first lactation is a crucial one when it comes to cow longevity. It’s a period where the cow goes through significant bodily changes and is exposed to increased risks that can affect her productive future. 

World Ag Expo opens its doors

World Ag Expo opens its doors this week. More than 1400 exhibitors will be displaying the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on over 240,000 square metres of exhibition space in Tulare, California.