News from DeLaval

DeLaval VPR 200 means optimum operation

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 hosts forum on mastitis prevention and control in China

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.

High milk yield farms with low labour costs now a reality

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.

How to improve the lifetime production cycle of a cow

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. 

DeLaval supports the new global Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF)

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.

Remote farm support a hit with farmers

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.

DeLaval sells its 10,000th milking robot

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.

DeLaval acquires Dutch dairy information management company

Acquisition of Uniform-Agri in the Netherlands complements DeLaval within farm management systems. In a more and more automated dairy farm environment, data is key to manage the farm professionally and increase efficiency and profitability

Robotic milking hits world production record

JTP Farms in Wisconsin, USA, recently achieved unprecedented milk production with DeLaval voluntary milking systems, VMS™. In a seven-day period the dairy harvested an average of 2,927 kg of milk per voluntary milking system from their 247-cow herd. These results are the best yet for any VMS customer in the world – and possibly any producer milking robotically.

DeLaval highlights Chinese dairy industry challenges accompanying Swedish Minister’s visit to Beijing

By travelling to China, Sweden’s Minister for Rural Affairs, Eskil Erlandsson, is taking the next step to improve Swedish export of food and food technology to the Chinese market. In his upcoming visit to Beijing and surrounding areas, the 23rd -25th January, DeLaval, among others, is contributing with knowledge and insights regarding the Chinese dairy market and to show how Sweden is well positioned to support the expansion of the dairy industry in China. 

Introducing DeLaval DelPro™ Farm Manager: An advanced farm management system

DelPro™ Farm Manager is a revolutionary system combining information and technology from different areas of the dairy farm. It monitors, records and analyses data with a high level of consistency and reliability helping farmers make informed, profitable decisions about their dairy operation. The unique system also allows herd managers to customize their working protocols for easier decision making.

DeLaval introduces ISO identification for all VMS barn systems

Stockholm, Sweden (December 20, 2011). DeLaval Voluntary Milking System VMS™ units can now be offered with ISO identification. The product which is based on several years of development and testing is in line with expected lifetime traceability legislation and will enable farmers to take advantage of the cost efficiency of the ISO identification system.

Torp Farm in Sweden: Smart Farming in action

Månstad, Sweden (May 10th 2011). Swedish milk producers Patrik and Elin Johansson prove that a holistic and automated approach to dairy farming is a reality. On Torp farm, Smart Farming is the key to long-term business profitability, expansion opportunities and sustainability.

DeLaval equips largest livestock research centre in Europe at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Stockholm, Sweden (September 20th 2011). At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences´ new Swedish Livestock Research Centre at Uppsala-Lövsta, international and private enterprise researchers will be offered a unique research environment, where new animal production technologies can be researched and tested. The facility will conduct research of the highest quality in animal welfare, animal health, climate-smart animal management and sustainable food production. DeLaval has won the bid to supply the Swedish Livestock Research Centre with equipment. 

Top ranked Russian farm becomes the largest VMS dairy in the world

Kazan, Russia (July 13th 2011). The largest voluntary milking system VMS dairy in Europe and Asia is now poised to become the biggest in the world. The Rakhimovo Farm located in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Tatarstan, has signed an agreement with DeLaval for an additional 16 VMS to grow their existing operations. This investment will result in a total of 32 VMS at Rakhimovo; the farm was ranked among the top dairies for milk quality and animal welfare in the area, according to a report published in 2010[1]. “After two years in production with the 16 VMS operation that we installed in 2009; we decided that the time was right to make a further investment. The benefits have been clear since the first installation in terms of both production and quality and therefore securing a return on our initial investment” said Farit Rakhimov entrepreneur and owner of the soon to be largest DeLaval VMS installation in the world.

Top ranked Russian farm becomes the largest VMS dairy in the world

Kazan, Russia (July 13th 2011). The largest voluntary milking system VMS dairy in Europe and Asia is now poised to become the biggest in the world. The Rakhimovo Farm located in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Tatarstan, has signed an agreement with DeLaval for an additional 16 VMS to grow their existing operations. This investment will result in a total of 32 VMS at Rakhimovo; the farm was ranked among the top dairies for milk quality and animal welfare in the area, according to a report published in 2010[1]. “After two years in production with the 16 VMS operation that we installed in 2009; we decided that the time was right to make a further investment. The benefits have been clear since the first installation in terms of both production and quality and therefore securing a return on our initial investment” said Farit Rakhimov entrepreneur and owner of the soon to be largest DeLaval VMS installation in the world.

Torp Farm in Sweden: Smart Farming in action

Månstad, Sweden (May 10th 2011). Swedish milk producers Patrik and Elin Johansson prove that a holistic and automated approach to dairy farming is a reality. On Torp farm, Smart Farming is the key to long-term business profitability, expansion opportunities and sustainability.

First DeLaval AMR™ commercial installation sold

First DeLaval AMR™ commercial installation sold The pasture-based dairy farm where the automatic milking rotary will be installed is located in Tasmania, Australia. It represents the world’s first commercial installation of its kind. 

First DeLaval AMR™ commercial installation sold

First DeLaval AMR™ commercial installation sold. The pasture-based dairy farm where the automatic milking rotary will be installed is located in Tasmania, Australia. It represents the world’s first commercial installation of its kind. 

DeLaval to showcase the Dairy Barn at Berlin’s International Green Week

The company has been chosen to represent the 2011 Dairy Barn. The DeLaval Sustainable Barn will be part of the Farm Experience Hall and will feature a live robotic milking demonstration and present sustainable options for the production of quality dairy products that help reduce the environmental footprint of farms.

DeLaval 16-VMS farm ranks among top in Russian region

Kazan, Russia. The largest voluntary milking system VMS dairy in Eurasia, the Rakhimovo Farm located in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Tatarstan, ranks among the top dairies for milk quality and animal welfare in the area, according to reports published by a Danone company, Unimilk Volga[1]. “Rakhimovo’s excellent results prove that the milking solutions we deliver support smart and successful dairy operations within all dairy segments, regardless of herd size,” DeLaval VMS Director Jonas Hällman told reporters visiting the Rakhimovo Farm.

DeLaval AMR™, innovation of the year 2011

Hannover, Germany . The industry first automatic milking rotary, the DeLaval AMR™, wins again. The revolutionary automatic milking system for large herds collects yet another award at the 2010 EuroTier animal husbandry fair in Hannover, Germany.

Boost dairy production and cut energy costs with DeLaval Optifeeding™

Hannover, Germany. Dairy farmers can increase production efficiency and on-farm sustainability by cutting the amount of inputs and outputs. “Our Optifeeding™ system can ensure the right balance for each cow, or group of cows, according to their stage in the lactation cycle. Guaranteeing the right nutrition results in lower feeding related costs and less environmental impact,” Fernando Mazeris, DeLaval Feeding and Herd Management Director said at the EuroTier 2010 exhibition in Hannover.

Boost dairy production and cut energy costs with DeLaval Optifeeding™

Hannover, Germany (November 18th 2010). Dairy farmers can increase production efficiency and on-farm sustainability by cutting the amount of inputs and outputs. “Our Optifeeding™ system can ensure the right balance for each cow, or group of cows, according to their stage in the lactation cycle. Guaranteeing the right nutrition results in lower feeding related costs and less environmental impact,” Fernando Mazeris, DeLaval Feeding and Herd Management Director said at the EuroTier 2010 exhibition in Hannover.

Cut costs, improve animal welfare and reduce environmental impact with Herd Navigator™

A new study shows that boosting production efficiency is key to reducing the dairy industry’s role in climate change. Hannover, Germany (November 17th 2010). Higher fertility and reduced health problems in dairy herds can cut greenhouse gas emissions per litre of milk produced and help dairy farmers run more sustainable and profitable operations, a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science concludes. “Increasing productivity per cow by improving pregnancy rates and reducing milk loss related to illness is exactly what the Herd Navigator™ management system is already doing for dairy farmers today. We are very happy to be able to link the conclusions of this new study to the results that farmers already using Herd Navigator™ are seeing,” DeLaval Fernando Mazeris, Feeding and Herd Management Director, told a veterinarians meeting during the EuroTier animal husbandry exhibition in Hannover, Germany.

Cut costs, improve animal welfare and reduce environmental impact with Herd Navigator™

Hannover, Germany (November 17th 2010). Higher fertility and reduced health problems in dairy herds can cut greenhouse gas emissions per litre of milk produced and help dairy farmers run more sustainable and profitable operations, a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science concludes. “Increasing productivity per cow by improving pregnancy rates and reducing milk loss related to illness is exactly what the Herd Navigator™ management system is already doing for dairy farmers today. We are very happy to be able to link the conclusions of this new study to the results that farmers already using Herd Navigator™ are seeing,” DeLaval Fernando Mazeris, Feeding and Herd Management Director, told a veterinarians meeting during the EuroTier animal husbandry exhibition in Hannover, Germany.

DeLaval AMR™-details on the world's first automatic milking rotary unveiled

Tumba, Sweden (November 12th 2010). The DeLaval AMR™ will suit herds exceeding 300 cows, the first commercial rotaries will have a 90 cow/hour capacity, and up to five robots will simultaneously operate the system, DeLaval announced today. “Dairy farmers have been asking for an automatic milking rotary for a long time. We developed the DeLaval AMR™ with three key customer benefits in mind; profitability, farm management and flexibility,” DeLaval Vice President Capital Goods, Andrew Turner said.

DeLaval AMR™-details on the world's first automatic milking rotary unveiled

Tumba, Sweden (November 12th 2010). The DeLaval AMR™ will suit herds exceeding 300 cows, the first commercial rotaries will have a 90 cow/hour capacity, and up to five robots will simultaneously operate the system, DeLaval announced today. “Dairy farmers have been asking for an automatic milking rotary for a long time. We developed the DeLaval AMR™ with three key customer benefits in mind; profitability, farm management and flexibility,” DeLaval Vice President Capital Goods, Andrew Turner said.

DeLaval AMR™-details on the world's first automatic milking rotary unveiled

Tumba, Sweden (November 12th 2010). The DeLaval AMR™ will suit herds exceeding 300 cows, the first commercial rotaries will have a 90 cow/hour capacity, and up to five robots will simultaneously operate the system, DeLaval announced today. “Dairy farmers have been asking for an automatic milking rotary for a long time. We developed the DeLaval AMR™ with three key customer benefits in mind; profitability, farm management and flexibility,” DeLaval Vice President Capital Goods, Andrew Turner said.

DeLaval 16-VMS farm ranks among top in Russian region

Kazan, Russia (December 10th 2010). The largest voluntary milking system VMS dairy in Eurasia, the Rakhimovo Farm located in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Tatarstan, ranks among the top dairies for milk quality and animal welfare in the area, according to reports published by a Danone company, Unimilk Volga[1]. “Rakhimovo’s excellent results prove that the milking solutions we deliver support smart and successful dairy operations within all dairy segments, regardless of herd size,” DeLaval VMS Director Jonas Hällman told reporters visiting the Rakhimovo Farm.

The DeLaval AMR™ wins top EuroTier innovation award

DeLaval has been awarded the EuroTier Gold Medal for its industry-first automatic milking rotary, a revolutionary automatic milking system for large herds based on a central computer using a number of robots to perform teat preparation, milk cup attachment and teat spraying.

The DeLaval AMR™ wins top EuroTier innovation award

DeLaval has been awarded the EuroTier Gold Medal for its industry-first automatic milking rotary, a revolutionary automatic milking system for large herds based on a central computer using a number of robots to perform teat preparation, milk cup attachment and teat spraying.

DeLaval reveals EuroTier Smart Farming showcase

Hannover, Germany (September 22 2010). DeLaval will unveil the industry first automatic milking rotary; the DeLaval AMR™, demonstrate feeding robots and launch a number of world premiers during the four day EuroTier event in Hannover (November 16-19). The DeLaval exhibition booth will take visitors on a journey of the company’s range of innovative systems, solutions and services grouped in 7 main areas, all of which are part of the DeLaval Smart Farming concept.

DeLaval reveals EuroTier Smart Farming showcase

Hannover, Germany (September 22 2010). DeLaval will unveil the industry first automatic milking rotary; the DeLaval AMR™, demonstrate feeding robots and launch a number of world premiers during the four day EuroTier event in Hannover (November 16-19). The DeLaval exhibition booth will take visitors on a journey of the company’s range of innovative systems, solutions and services grouped in 7 main areas, all of which are part of the DeLaval Smart Farming concept.

DeLaval reveals EuroTier Smart Farming showcase

Hannover, Germany (September 22 2010). DeLaval will unveil the industry first automatic milking rotary; the DeLaval AMR™, demonstrate feeding robots and launch a number of world premiers during the four day EuroTier event in Hannover (November 16-19). The DeLaval exhibition booth will take visitors on a journey of the company’s range of innovative systems, solutions and services grouped in 7 main areas, all of which are part of the DeLaval Smart Farming concept.

DeLaval announces world’s first Automatic Milking Rotary

Tumba, Sweden (September 14th 2010). DeLaval makes history today by announcing the introduction of the world’s first ever automatic milking rotary, or DeLaval AMR™ as this new system will be known in the industry. “In December 2008 we said that we were developing an automated milking system for large herds and now we are ready to show it to the world,” DeLaval President and CEO Joakim Rosengren said.

DeLaval announces world’s first Automatic Milking Rotary

Tumba, Sweden (September 14th 2010). DeLaval makes history today by announcing the introduction of the world’s first ever automatic milking rotary, or DeLaval AMR™ as this new system will be known in the industry. “In December 2008 we said that we were developing an automated milking system for large herds and now we are ready to show it to the world,” DeLaval President and CEO Joakim Rosengren said.

DeLaval links Herd Navigator and VMS

DeLaval today announced that their innovative herd management solution, the Herd Navigator system will go on sale together with the DeLaval voluntary milking system (VMS)– a unique and integrated Smart Farming release for the dairy industry that will give milk producers a whole new level of control over their operations.  Herd Navigator is a revolutionary new concept developed and launched in a close and unique enterprise between the partners Dansk Kvaeg, DeLaval, and FOSS.

DeLaval swinging cow brush sales top 30 000

DeLaval announced today that it has hit the 30 000 sales mark for its swinging cow brush, a self-grooming device that keeps cows happier, healthier and more productive.

DeLaval swinging cow brush sales top 30 000

DeLaval announced today that it has hit the 30 000 sales mark for its swinging cow brush, a self-grooming device that keeps cows happier, healthier and more productive.

Efficient service supports successful dairy operations

Professional service should be considered a top priority for influencing profits on dairy farms, according to dairy supplier DeLaval. “Milk quality and quantity starts with optimal performance of all the milking equipment. We believe that professional preventive maintenance service is a key to achieving good results,” DeLaval Vice President Business Area Aftermarket & Services Tim Nicolaï said. 

Efficient service supports successful dairy operations

Professional service should be considered a top priority for influencing profits on dairy farms, according to dairy supplier DeLaval. “Milk quality and quantity starts with optimal performance of all the milking equipment. We believe that professional preventive maintenance service is a key to achieving good results,” DeLaval Vice President Business Area Aftermarket & Services Tim Nicolaï said. 

DeLaval links Herd Navigator and VMS

DeLaval today announced that their innovative herd management solution, the Herd Navigator system will go on sale together with the DeLaval voluntary milking system (VMS)– a unique and integrated Smart Farming release for the dairy industry that will give milk producers a whole new level of control over their operations.  Herd Navigator is a revolutionary new concept developed and launched in a close and unique enterprise between the partners Dansk Kvaeg, DeLaval, and FOSS.

New smart feeding system meets dairy farmers’ needs

A smart feeding solution designed to help dairy farmers save up to 3 hours of labour a day, improve performance and significantly cut feeding and capital costs, is up and running in Sweden. This is the first complete DeLaval Optifeeding system, installed on a farm near the southern Swedish town of Månstad. “Optifeeding is exactly what I was looking for: it had to be automatic, suitable for a large farm and reliable. I was glad to find it,” dairy farmer Patrik Johansson said.

DeLaval celebrates the World Milk Day – June 1

On June 1 DeLaval celebrated the World Milk Day. The day was founded by FAO (the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN) in 2001 and it offers an opportunity to celebrate all aspects of milk. This year more than 35 countries take part and have arranged various activities to honour milk in all its forms and shapes. The day also provides a possibility to focus attention on milk and the milk industry as a whole.