Dairy farmers worldwide face similar challenges around animal welfare, farm profitability, food safety and work efficiency. At DeLaval, we deliver a diverse assortment of fully integrated solutions with a purpose to address these challenges.
Click below to read stories from dairy farmers across Australia and abroad.
“Out of all the technology we have in the shed, this is the most exciting.”
The number of cows on Nicki and Peter Webster’s farm fluctuates between 1150-1170 and they’re always looking at ways to upscale their technology. In 2016, that meant the DeLaval Body Condition Scoring camera, and they’re more than happy with it.
“We always keep coming back to DeLaval because of the ongoing support and the training offered.”
Jason Chilcott took the farm over from his parents 10 years ago, making him a 4th generation dairy farmer. Their home farm was running smoothly, so he decided he needed a challenge in his run-off block and implemented the VMS robotic milking system with DeLaval.
“I think robot farming is the way to go, it opens up so many opportunities for smaller farms.”
Malcolm Hick manages 150 cows on his farm. When his milking system from the 1970s began to fall apart, he decided it was time to upgrade to robotic milking systems and look into the future.
“We saw it as an opportunity to see if we could adopt a new technology, incorporate it into the business and make it profitable.”
Paul and Wayne Clarke are 5th generation dairy farmers. They’d been running their farm with conventional milking systems for 20 years when the option of a robotic milking system was presented. They wanted to see if using the robotic milking system would work for their business and production needs.
“The added benefit we didn't fully appreciate is how positive automation is to our people"
Mat & Sue Daubney are the third generation of Mat's family farming at Bannister Downs in Western Australia. They are milking through a DeLaval AMR as they saw this as the next generation of their family business and process all their milk on their farm. They have an understanding that automation isn't about having less people on farm, it is about them being more productive with their time.