Jun 22, 2016
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (June 22, 2016) Fundo El Risquillo, a large farm in Chile with 6500 dairy cows, has just signed an agreement to install 64 DeLaval VMS™ milking robots making it the world’s largest robotic milking farm.
Mar 15, 2016
PETERBOROUGH, ON (March 15, 2016) DeLaval experts were recently invited to Mexico City, Mexico, to participate in a supplier summit for Coca Cola FEMSA S.A de C.V, the leading Coca Cola bottler. Though Coca Cola traditionally focuses on carbonated soft drinks, the summit, held earlier this month, centered on new technologies for value-added dairy items. Included in a joint session with sister company TetraPak, the DeLaval team discussed milk quality and dairy sustainability topics for producers as well as processors. The presentation illustrated the link between optimal hygiene, herd health and high quality milk production. It also alerted Coca Cola to the regulatory concerns of certain teat disinfection solutions. Specifically the team focused on Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs). NPE residue has been linked to environmental biodegradation issues and aquatic toxicity.
Mar 10, 2016
PETERBOROUGH, ON (March 10, 2016) Nearly 130 participants from 8 countries, across the globe, met at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV last week to discuss their experiences with precision dairy technologies like robotic milking, robotic feeding and state-of-the-art herd management tools. The event’s theme – “Robotic Milking and Feeding from Calf to Cow” – brought the industry’s most respected researchers and scientists together with the best performing DeLaval Voluntary Milking System (VMS™) farmers on the planet.
Mar 01, 2016
PETERBOROUGH, ON (1 March 2016) DeLaval Inc. announced today the launch of The Navigator, a bimonthly digital newsletter aimed at robotic dairy producers or those interested in the subject. It will replace VMS Info, a hard-copy version that had circulated since the fall of 2013. The online publication isan educational tool to help address the unique concerns of robotic dairies, containing information on barn design and herd management. It will also highlight upcoming events, featured producers and software tips. Available on either computers or mobile devices, it is designed to be a user-friendly source of information for the dairy industry.
Feb 01, 2016
BANNOCKBURN, IL (February 1, 2016) – DeLaval recently announced the agenda for the VMS PRO (Professional Robotic Operators) series. Scheduled to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV February 29 – March 2, 2016, the event includes more than 100 registered users, from ten nationalities and four continents. VMS PRO is a popular event for current and future robotic dairy operators and will feature world-renowned industry experts that will share their latest research in the areas of robotic milking, feeding concepts and technological innovations. Topics include exploring precision dairy tools, the role of robotic housing systems on animal health, successful group calf feeding and optimizing cow traffic.
Jan 18, 2016
Peterborough, Canada 15 January 2016. Lameness is painful for cows and can be expensive for dairy farmers as lameness reduces mobility, diminishes appetite and drops milk production. When combined with veterinary treatment costs, longer breeding intervals and involuntary culling, lameness is the 2nd highest medical related cost on dairy farms. Bacterial hoof infections are passed effortlessly from cow to cow. Limiting their spread through collective or individual treatment is key to maintaining good hoof health.
Oct 19, 2015
BANNOCKBURN, IL (October 19, 2015) – Earlier this month Fernando Cuccioli, formerly Vice President for the Milk Quality and Animal Health (MQAH) product portfolio in North and Latin America, assumed the role of President for DeLaval North America. On October 1, Cuccioli took over the position that was previously held by Christian Poggensee since 2011.
Aug 31, 2015
PETERBOROUGH, ON (August 31, 2015) DeLaval Inc. introduced today the Cell Counter ICC™, an opticalsomatic cell counting device designed to help save time and testing costs. Used in conjunction with aniPod touch® (sold separately), the device provides results in less than a minute. DeLaval Cell CounterICC will be on display in the Dairy Innovation Center at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show September 15 – 17in Woodstock, ON and booth 3011 – 3315 at World Dairy Expo, September 29 – October 3rd in Madison, WI.
Aug 13, 2015
HUNTER RIVER, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (August 13, 2015) Feeding is often the biggest expense on any dairy farm. The labour costs related to and the feed itself amount to up to 70% of any farms’ production costs. Making feeding methods more efficient does not just save costs, it increases milk yields. DeLaval is constantly updating its solutions to fit those requirements and the inclusion of Optimat™ to its feeding solutions is good example of DeLaval’s integration of farmers, technology and cows.
BANNOCKBURN, IL (August 13, 2015) Today DeLaval Inc. launched feed pusher FPM300, an automated system designed to simplify the task of pushing feed. The system’s straightforward design is engineered to help reduce on-farm manual labor while helping to ensure rations are always fresh, frequent, abundant and accessible. Its unique construction includes a plow with an angled blade that travels the length of the feed table, providing a simple solution with low maintenance costs. DeLaval feed pusher FPM300 will be on display in the Dairy Innovation Center at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show September 15 – 17 in Woodstock, ON and booth 3011 – 3315 at World Dairy Expo, September 29 – October 3rd in Madison, WI.
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