PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO (25 November 2019) – DeLaval introduces its latest addition to the VMS™ product line, the new DeLaval VMS™ milking system V310. The VMS™ V310 comes with the new DeLaval RePro™ that detects heat and pregnancy automatically during the milking process. With this new feature, the VMS™ V310 is extending its productivity advantage to the next generation of cows and dairy farmers.
DeLaval, a worldwide leader in milking equipment and solutions for dairy farmers, presents a new concept in automatic milking. The new DeLaval VMS™ V310 builds on the success of the VMS™ V300, launched in 2018. The features of DeLaval InControl™, DeLaval PureFlow™ and DeLaval InSight™ are standard on both systems with DeLaval RePro™ standard exclusively on the VMS™ V310.
DeLaval RePro™ provides dairy farmers with accurate insights into the reproductive status of each cow in the herd. Using progesterone based sampling and analysis, heat and pregnancy can be detected in real time as well as cows that are not cycling as they should. This new feature allows farmers to save both time and the cost of managing reproduction and unwanted open days.
DeLaval VMS™ V310 is the first milking system that automatically confirms pregnant cows. This can result in healthier cows and reduced veterinarian costs due to cows becoming pregnant at the right time with more productive lactations.
Kelton Holsteins in Abbotsford, British Columbia, is the first dairy in North America milking with the VMS™ V310.
"The amount of cows that I'm breeding after now having the V310 is incredible," says the farm’s owner, Craig VanGarderen. “The V310 doesn’t miss a single heat. [It] will redefine milking robotics.”
With two models available, it gives you options to choose the voluntary milking system that best matches your needs and farming style. Both the VMS™ V300 and the VMS™ V310 feature the core functionality that can help ensure your cows are milked to their full potential with the VMS™ V310 automatically detecting cows in heat, confirming pregnancies and helping to find reproduction abnormalities.
The new DeLaval VMS™ milking system V310 will be available in Canada starting January 1, 2020.