A landmark deal in robotic milking systems has been confirmed in Portugal.

The Teixeira dairy farm in Portugal currently milks 600 cows in a parallel 2x20/40 MM25 Alpro and 1x8 HB for calving or sick cows. The owner chose DeLaval as he likes the robotic milking arm on DeLaval voluntary milking system VMS™ over competitors’ versions. He is also impressed with the VMS milking routine, feed-first cow traffic, and also the quality service provided by Harker, the DeLaval dealer in Portugal.

A total of ten milking robots will be installed at the Teixeira dairy farm. The first six VMS will be installed after finishing the new barn in April 2014 and the other four will be installed after the planned renovation of the old barn at the end of the year.