“Our goal was to install milking equipment that would last and be able to accommodate expansions when the time comes.”

Ferme Léonard et Lise Coté built a new facility to welcome Quebec’s first DeLaval Rotary milking system PR3100HD.

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Ferme Léonard et Lise Coté

Hébertville, Lac-St-Jean, QC, CAN

Ferme Léonard et Lise Coté

HERD TYPE

Holsteins

HERD SIZE

330

Moving from a parlour system to a 40-stall DeLaval Rotary milking system PR3100HD in June 2018 had a noticeable impact on milking at Ferme Léonard et Lise Coté. Average milking time decreased 70%. The addition of the DeLaval Body condition scoring system BCS and DeLaval Activity meter system also gave the farm valuable information about their herd.

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“Our old system was too small, did not offer any data and wasn’t able to accurately identify our cows,” says Léonard Coté. “We renovated our building to prepare the next generation. By increasing the square footage per cow and upgrading our milking system, we were able to improve efficiency.”

The farm also makes sure their herd stays comfortable by installing one DeLaval SCB swinging cow brush for each 50 cows and regularly trimming their cows’ hooves.

In addition to running a more efficient and comfortable farm, the Coté family take food safety very seriously by prepping cows with DeLaval teat dips, regularly changing their liners, ensuring the temperature of the milk in the bulk tank is stable and cleaning the rotary thoroughly.

“We chose DeLaval for their technology, the quality of the products and equipment, and our dealer’s team behind it all,” mentions Léonard.

“Our goal was to install milking equipment that would last and be able to accommodate expansions when the time comes.”

Our solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help Ferme Léonard et Lise Coté improve animal welfare, save time, and increase food safety on their farm.

Rotary

DeLaval parallel rotary PR3100HD

The fastest rotary system around ensuring high quality, high performance and a fast return on your investment.

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Cow comfort

DeLaval swinging cow brush SCB

Use of the SCB will ensure a cleaner coat by removing dirt and debris, allowing cows to more effectively cool their bodies and put their energy into milk production.

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Cow traffic

Delaval sort gate DSG10

The combination of DeLaval sort gate DSG10 with DeLaval DelPro ™ Farm Manager provides a simple and economical solution for sorting your cows based on various health checks needs and group assignments with minimal impact on cow flow. The robust design ensures reliable operation around the clock.

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Farm Management

DeLaval body condition scoring BCS

Accurate body condition scores enable better feed planning, which helps to ensure your cows have healthy body fat reserves. This promotes milk production, reproductive efficiency and cow longevity. The DeLaval BCS is a fully automated scoring system that eliminates the guesswork and inaccuracies of manual evaluation.

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Identification and Observation

DeLaval farm monitoring camera FMC-IP1

With DeLaval Farm Monitoring Camera system, you can keep an eye on what matters most to you from any smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Farm Management

DelPro™ Activity meters

Improve herd health and increase reproduction results. DelPro BioModels turn the behavior of each animal into knowledge. Knowing the status of each animal empowers you to achieve your reproduction targets by identifying cows in heat. Finding sick cows will also ensure you maintain high standards of animal welfare. With DeLaval Activity Meters you are monitoring your cows, even when you are not there.

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In the equipment room

DeLaval cleaning unit C125

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