“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.

Loongana Farm

Dobie's Bight, Australia

Loongana Farm

HERD TYPE

Friesian Mix

HERD SIZE

160

Their main concern implementing the robotic milking system was what was going to happen during summer in the heat and storms of New South Wales. They soon discovered that their VMS improved milking in the heat, as the voluntary aspect meant that the cows could sit in the shade when they wanted.

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The Clarkes use the robotic milking systems to milk about 150-160 cows per robot per day and they are confident that in the long term, the robotic milking system will help them reach their goals for the business. The Clarkes have also saved 1.5 labour units using their robotic milking systems as they no longer need to employ someone during the week to help them milk.

“We saw it as an opportunity to see if we could adopt a new technology, incorporate it into the business and make it profitable.”

Our Solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help Paul & Wayne increase their productivity and improve animal welfare on their farm.

Robotic Milking

DeLaval Voluntary Milking System VMS™

The ultimate automatic milking machine. The DeLaval Voluntary Milking System VMS™ enables you to harvest the maximum milk yield from your herd, while freeing-up time for you and your staff to focus on other duties.

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Herd Management

DeLaval DelPro™

A complete dairy farm management system that monitors, records and analyses data to help you make those all important farming decisions.

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Herd Management

DeLaval smart selection gate SSG

This herd management solution is a highly profitable investment and the perfect companion for DeLaval VMS™ and your cows. Choose your traffic options – pre-select cows so only those with milking permission are allowed in the DeLaval VMS™; allow all cows free access to the feed area; identify special cows for access to their own feeding area; regulate access to outdoor pasture and more

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