New DeLaval calf hygiene box for improved animal welfare and reduced manual labour
Stockholm, Sweden, 25 May 2020 – Giving calves the best possible start in life is hugely important to grow strong and healthy dairy cows. The new automatic hygiene box from DeLaval is designed for high calf hygiene and animal welfare.
The new hygiene box allows for a more natural drinking position for the calves, resulting in smoother milk intake that positively influences calf-health and growth of the animal.
The hygiene box performs a thorough circulation cleaning of the calf feeder up to the teat. This can be programmed up to four times per day, saving many hours of manual work. Together with a well-adapted DeLaval alkaline or alkaline-acid detergent, it ensures a comprehensive cleaning practise. The valve system allows the water and detergent mix to circulate during the cleaning process, whereas the milk does not circulate to safeguard high quality milk.
After each drinking session, the system performs a cleaning, including the outside of the teats and surrounding areas, ensuring the drainage bowl is cleaned of milk residue and mucus.
“Hygiene and good calf rearing management is a hugely important area for the farmer”, says Ludo Bols, Feeding Systems Solution Manager EMEA. “The hygiene box is a smart and easy to use tool for the farmer, helping him or her to focus on hygiene measures and keeping the calves healthy”.
The hygiene box from DeLaval is an add on for DeLaval calf feeder CF500S and DeLaval calf feeder CF1000S.
Our vision is to make sustainable food production possible. As a company built on innovation, we constantly work to find ways of helping our customers, dairy farmers, do more with less by providing world-leading milking equipment and solutions.
Today, DeLaval has approximately 4,500 passionate professionals operating in more than 100 markets around the world. DeLaval is part of the Tetra Laval Group.