August 22, 2018 – Visitors to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show will be the first to see the all-new Voluntary Milking System VMS™ V300 milking cows on North American soil. DeLaval unveiled the system to producers and industry representatives at their robotic milking conference, VMS PRO North America, in Madison, WI, earlier this summer.
With a 10 percent higher capacity, up to 50 percent faster attachment time, up to 99.8 percent attachment rate, up to 99 percent teat spray hit rate, real quarter milking and with a potential of up to 3,500 kilograms of milk per day, the DeLaval VMS V300 is setting an all new industry performance standard*.
“This technology is truly revolutionary, and you won’t want to miss your chance to see it at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show,” says Fernando Cuccioli, DeLaval Regional President, North America. “But that’s not all we have in store – DeLaval is always innovating, and we’re ready to show you more.”
DeLaval is also preparing to demonstrate the all-new DeLaval DelPro™ Companion live at the show. This is a new mobile app that puts full herd management capabilities at your fingertips. Producers in either robotic or conventional milking systems can view cow lists, record data, remotely access their herd’s activities and more. DelPro Companion will be available for both Apple and Android devices for use with systems running DelPro 5.3 and later versions.
Coming soon to North America is the OptiDuo feed pusher. It doesn’t just push feed; it remixes it, and it will be running in the barn, providing fresh, remixed feed to the herd milking on the VMS V300. Remixing the feed makes it more appealing to the cows, and repositioning it avoids compression – translating to higher consumption and more milk produced.
DeLaval InService™ All-Inclusive
DeLaval has also revamped their customer service program to accommodate this significant leap in automatic milking technology. DeLaval InService All-Inclusive customer program provides service, consumables, advisory and everything in between on a contract system. DeLaval InService provides farmers with time to focus on the business of dairy farming with the peace of mind that the system is running at peak performance.
“DeLaval is all about providing solutions for every aspect of your farm, from animal welfare, to productivity, to work efficiency and profitability. We hope you’ll come see it all working together,” Cuccioli says.
Find these latest innovations, along with many of the other tried-and-true DeLaval solutions in the Britespan Dairy Innovation Centre at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show September 11-13, 2018. Learn more about the new DeLaval VMS V300 and other innovations at www.delaval.com.
*Data collected on test and pilot farms.