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.

The open-door events on September 26 were reportedly big successes. More than 150 farmers came to visit the facilities and the solutions applied there. Visitors were largely interested in milking performance and measurement equipment, the herd management system, and also the automatic feeding. Many visitors said they were already convinced of the need for this type of investment on their farms.

One of the farms was even visited by Polish agriculture minister Mr. Marek Sawicki (pictured below). His visit provided a great opportunity for visitors to ask about the new rules of subsidy programs offered by the Government of the Republic of Poland and the European Union.

Polish agriculture minister Mr. Marek Sawicki