News from DeLaval
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.
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
A new strategic direction taking shape to focus on enhancing our digital offering to ensure we stay competitive in the dairy farming industry.
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.
Our thoughts remain with those affected by the devastating Australian bushfires. To help the communities in need, the Tetra Laval Group is donating €350 000.
On 18 December, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, and DeLaval inaugurated four new milking robots at SLU Lövsta research farm outside Uppsala.
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™.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hanover, Germany, 21 September 2018 – DeLaval wins the silver medal at this year’s EuroTier for its DeLaval Evanza milking cluster and cartridge. This latest award reinforces DeLaval’s commitment and leadership in innovation within the dairy industry.
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.
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.
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.
Stockholm, Sweden, 4 June 2018 – DeLaval presents its latest innovative solutions for dairy farmers on 26 June. There will be a number of press events happening worldwide, at different locations.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The EU must lift the barriers to young people in the farming sector by offering them access to land and a fair
income, according to a survey released today by CEJA in partnership with DeLaval.
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.
Come and celebrate 20 years of robotic milking with us.
Progressive dairy farmers, Mike and Sue McCloskey, convinced automated dairies are a big part of the equation for the future of milk production.
Hanover, DE November 18, 2016. The DeLaval cleaning analysis DCA, one of the official EuroTier 2016 silver medal winners, has also been awarded “Innovation of the Year 2017” in the category of milking technology. This prize is awarded by European publications of the DLV German Agriculture publishing Group.
Hanover, DE November 16, 2016. DeLaval is awarded quality certificates by EuroTier organisers DLG.
DeLaval is also seeing an increased interest from large farmers in farm management and aftermarket solutions to future proof their business.
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.
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.
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.
24 Voluntary Milking System (VMS™) Robots Planned for Upcoming Year
DeLaval is proud to drive sustainable growth further by embracing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and continue to grow its assortment of solutions that support dairy farmers in improving profitability and reducing environmental impacts.
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.
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.
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 6,613 lbs (3,000 kg) of milk per day per robot – a new industry benchmark.
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.
Located in the Farm Credit Dairy Center booths 6725 – 6730 and South Exhibits DS93 – DS96, the focus is on the theme “Put the Plus in Your Farm” by featuring solutions to optimize milk quality and herd health while helping boost productivity. In addition, the company will host a seminar to highlight future automation trends in the dairy industry.
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.
The audit, carried out by Bureau Veritas, took place at Thursday, 26th of November. The factory received both the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certificate, and the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Certificate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stockholm, Sweden November 4, 2015 - Today, DeLaval International has submitted a varsel regarding 26-100 positions.
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.
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.
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.
Global milking machine market leader DeLaval has joined the family of national sponsors backing the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.
BCS takes the guess work out of an otherwise laborious process and provides the farmer with an instantaneous, accurate body condition score, without the need of any human analysis.
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 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.
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 www.delavalcorporate.com to strengthen the DeLaval brand globally and to facilitate the sharing of information in the field of dairy farming.
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™ 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.
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.
Preventing disease in your cows has untold benefits for your cow’s well-being and your dairy farm business.
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?
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 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.
We’ll come clean. Our headline is misleading. Cow longevity actually starts before birth. There is now a wealth of information that shows how important it is that the cow’s mother is well looked-after in the weeks leading up to calving.
Stockholm, Sweden 29 January, 2015 For seventeen years, Vega a cow from Arbelunda Sörgård farm based on the island of Öland in Sweden delivered 25kg of milk every day of her life. That amounts to some 156 tonnes of milk; a figure in the region of 500% more than the average lifetime yield of a dairy cow in even the most productive countries.
The prospect of building a dairy farm from complete scratch is an exciting one; having the opportunity to pick and choose the absolute finest technology and hardware and do everything right from the start based on the latest developments in farming.
DeLaval Clover™ liner was launched in 2013 and the positive response from farmers has been overwhelming.
There are a lot of factors that go into expanding a farm, no matter what size it is. For Väätsa Agro, the owners of Lõõla farm in Estonia, a key has been to plan ahead and make investment decisions today based on future needs.
Stockholm, Sweden December 18, 2014 Today, Finland’s largest dairy farm Finnmilk, with 600 cows, opens its doors to the public as it starts milk production with the DeLaval AMR™ (Automated Milking Rotary).
Hanover, November 14, 2014. DeLaval Clover™ liner won the prestigious DLV innovation of the year award 2015 in the category milking technology. One of the main criteria for winning the award was the fact that it is a true example of form follows function. Its breakthrough design ensures the liner stays in the proper milking position and provides excellent massage, offering cows maximum comfort without compromising on milking performance. As a result teat health improves and mastitis cases are reduced.
Hanover, November 11, 2014. Being innovative is the lifeblood of our company. All our innovations are designed with our customers’ overall need to be able to match milking excellence with milk productivity.
Stockholm, Sweden, October 20, 2014. The van Leeuwen dairy farm in New Zealand has become the site of the world’s largest robotic milking installation for free cow traffic under one roof.
An important milestone for robotic milking in China has been reached.
Stockholm, September 26, 2014. DeLaval InService™ Remote was awarded the silver medal for innovations by DLG, for its contribution to bringing technology to the forefront in the dairy industry. Criteria for selection included significant features such as optimising labour management, facilitating work safety and driving down energy costs.
Dairy farming entrepreneurs in India have taken part in a special six-day residential training programme organised by DeLaval.
Three DeLaval farms in the UK have been nominated in the British Farming Awards 2014. The DeLaval nominees are Norbreck Farm and West Drumlemble Farm for Dairy Innovator of the Year and Heanton Barton Farm in the category Renewables Innovator of the Year.
Stockholm (August 28, 2014) - With the launch of its wireless Farm Monitoring Camera FMC-IP1, DeLaval now offers farmers the possibility of true real-time monitoring over their livestock and buildings from smartphones, tablets or computers. By giving farmers the freedom to monitor without being on-site, activities such as calving can be monitored more efficiently, and alarms can be checked visually.
DeLaval has won the Agroleite Trophy for the best milking equipment category over two other dairy farming sector companies.
The annual National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting has been held at the University of Ghent in Belgium. On the last day of the meeting, DeLaval held an industry seminar titled “Proper Milk Extraction: Methods and Technologies”.
After 130 years in the dairy industry it is with confidence that we can say, that at DeLaval we know what’s required in the pursuit of excellent milk quality. A cornerstone of our expertise includes an acute understanding of mastitis. It’s the reason why our products offer significant results as a part of a milk producer’s mastitis prevention program and why a membership in the National Mastitis Council (the NMC) is a matter of course for our company.
DeLaval in Great Britain & Ireland has launched DeLaval Clover liner™, DeLaval Optimat™ and DeLaval Optifeed™ at the annual Livestock event in Birmingham.
On June 25-27 the European Dairy Farmers (EDF) held its annual congress in Winterthur, Switzerland with the theme “Tradition Meets Market”. Swiss dairy production is particularly interesting with regards to the theme as they have a strong tradition within dairy production and because they left the milk quota system in 2009.
It’s one thing to milk 15 cows by hand if the equipment is on the blink, it’s quite another undertaking when you have 400 or 4000 cows that need to be milked.
The same is true of manure handling, milk cooling, feeding etc. This is why a comprehensive preventive maintenance service programme is a good investment.
DeLaval takes the lead on mastitis prevention at the largest and most influential dairy farming and processing trade event in China.
DeLaval China successfully held an International Mastitis Control and Prevention Summit at the China Dairy Annual Meeting on June 14, 2014 in Xi'an - the biggest dairy industry event in China in conjunction with a trade show that attracts both international and domestic industry players from across the entire dairy supply chain.
Two of the four finalists in the annual DFC Sustainability Awards are both DeLaval VMS customers, Dairy Framers of Canada announced on June 5th. The winning farm will be announced on July 17th at the DFC’s Annual General Meeting in Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Stockholm, Sweden 18 June, 2014 - DeLaval has more than doubled its sales of automatic milking rotary systems during the past six months. The first commercial systems were installed in Australia in 2011 and in Germany in 2013. Since then sales have grown steadily: by the end of 2014 there will be more than 10 installations up and running and delivering customer benefits in four different countries. DeLaval is the only company in the world to offer an automatic rotary system ready for commercial sales.
Stockholm, 02 June, 2014. Dairy farmers need to replace cows in the herd frequently because of health and infertility issues; yet this expensive practice could also be avoided in some cases through a range of simple, effective measures.
A landmark deal in robotic milking systems has been confirmed in Portugal.
The success of DeLaval remote farm connection RFC™ is no secret. This farm monitoring tool is designed to save farmers time and money and is a big seller in Norway.
Stockholm, Sweden 26 March, 2014 - DeLaval has become an associated member of the Dairy Sustainability Framework, DSF. The newly established framework enables the dairy industry to collaborate and align its global sustainability efforts under one umbrella, facilitating and demonstrating a coordinated approach. It provides the sector with a framework and a common language to monitor and share progression with a focus on continuous improvement in sustainability.
AgroFarm 2014 in Moscow, Russia, was an excellent opportunity for DeLaval to present innovative solutions to customers from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
DeLaval OCC has won the technological innovations prize at GandAgro Fair, a large farming exhibition held in Galicia, Spain.
Seinäjoki (February 03, 2014) Finland's first AMR™ will be up and running in Finnmilk Oy’s new barn,Seinäjoki at the end of 2014. The barn will accommodate 600 milking cows, making it Finland’s largest dairy barn.
Dairy manufacturers in the US must be prepared to shift their focus from quality to safety to meet the requirements of the looming Food Safety Modernisation Act.
As modern farms become increasingly advanced, remote support is rapidly gaining popularity according to latest data from DeLaval, leading supplier of solutions that improve milking performance on farms. Connected farms not only reduce the need for physical visits from service technicians, but also from vets, nutritionists, and even financial advisors.
An architectural rendering of Canada’s new $25-million Dairy Research Innovation Centre at the Elora Research Station in southern Ontario.
Automated milking systems are quickly becoming the norm as dairy producers around the globe look for greater flexibility, reliable controls and better milking performance to make their operations more sustainable. DeLaval recently sold its 10,000th Voluntary Milking System VMS™ to Glenirvine Farms in Fergus, Ontario.