When it comes to customers, our model for sustainability is based on animal welfare, social responsibility, environmental impact and farm profitability. Many of our products offer support to dairy farmers in all four categories.
Extending the productive lifetime of the cow is one of the best things we can do to reduce environmental impact in the dairy sector. By taking good care of the herd the cows will produce more milk and the dairy farmer will be able to keep the animals for longer.
Our extensive research and collaborations with universities around the world show that the starting point for a healthy productive cow is in the weeks leading up to calving and the first weeks of a calf’s life. Calf-care is a central part of our animal welfare approach.
The starting point for a healthy productive cow is in the weeks leading up to calving and the first weeks of a calf’s life. Calf-care is a central part of our animal welfare approach.
Examples of products that can improve animal welfare
- Swinging Cow Brush
- Ocean Blu™
- Clover liner™
- DeLaval Body Condition Scoring BCS
- Herd Navigator™
- Feedtech™ range
Good farm management has the potential to bring about the greatest environmental benefits on a farm. Several products aimed at improving animal welfare also have an indirect benefit on the environment. By increasing the productive lifetime of the cow farmers can reduce the need for feed, land and water per litre of milk produced.
Examples of products that can improve environmental performance:
Many products are designed to make work on the farm easier and improve monitoring and control of the milking process and the milking equipment as well as the herd.
For example, our robotic milking systems and several of our conventional milking systems are designed to improve the farmers’ working conditions by mechanizing and automating difficult and heavy tasks.
Examples of products that can improve working conditions