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DeLaval Optimat™

DeLaval Optimat™ is an automated feeding solution. It takes the time and guesswork out of feeding and at the same time ensures that all cows in the herd get the right feed ensuring healthier, happier and more productive cows.

Frequent feeding is time-consuming. Measuring and mixing different recipes is an area where mistakes can be made with expensive concentrates and minerals. DeLaval Optimat™ automatically mixes the recipes, eliminates mistakes so that valuable feed is used correctly. It’s distribution wagon then ensures that every cow in the herd gets the right feed and frequently. The distribution wagon can manage up to 65 feeding sessions every day. 

DeLaval Optimat™ can be fully integrated with the farm management system DeLaval DelPro™ Farm Manager giving the farmer one central location for managing the entire milking and feeding process.

DeLaval Optimat™ automatically mixes the recipes, eliminates mistakes so that valuable feed is used correctly.

Benefits:

  • Up to 70% reduction in time spent on feeding
  • Reduce feed waste by up to 80%
  • Increase milk yield by 2.7% or more
  • Automatic independent feeding 24 hours a day
  • Reduced building costs
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Less competition in the herd
  • Reduced or eliminated feed infections
  • Better cow health – more stable rumen pH
  • Increased traffic for those with DeLaval VMS™ All products are based on scientific research

All the farmer has to do now is fill the buffer tables on DeLaval Optimat™ at a time that suits the farmer and not the herd. Farmers spending four hours a day on feeding have reported reducing their time spent to just half an hour by using DeLaval Optimat™.

The integration with DeLaval DelPro™ means that a farmer can now manage, feed, recipes, components, groups and batches from the same PC that controls and manages all the milking activities.

It’s also possible to just invest in parts of the DeLaval Optimat™ solution and make that work for your existing feeding process. When the time is right, it’s easy to continue the investment to fully automated feeding.