Perspectives on Milking with V300 RobotsIt’s been one year since we globally introduced the all-new DeLaval milking system VMS™ V300, and already dozens of V300 robots are milking cows effortlessly on farms in Canada and the U.S.
Ferme Brault Opts for Precision Dairy FarmingThe four-generation farm in St-Louis-de-Gonzague, Quebec, transitioned to a robotic operation equipped with cutting-edge herd management technologies.
Georgia Dairy Opts to Retrofit with Five DeLaval VMS V300 RobotsHillcrest Farms, Inc., a successful family dairy run by brothers Mark and Andy Rodgers, has certainly overcome their region’s stifling heat and humidity, but another concern led them to start planning for a new way to dairy: labour.
DeLaval VMS™ V300 Rises to the TopIn early 2017, a Danish dairy became a test farm for the new DeLaval robot, which soon became the farm’s star performer.
Service + VMS Supra Plus = SuccessTime, manpower and building space spurred Ferme Denis et Louise Dion S.E.N.C. to find a new way to work. The farm had out-grown its buildings and chores were taking too long and requiring too many people. To combat all this and increase productivity, a brand new barn was built in 2014.
Friendly Acres Relies on DeLaval Service for VMS Success“If I knew then what I know now, I would have made the change sooner,” says Steve Sondericker of Friendly Acres.
This is Don's WhyDairy producers like Don Bennink and his Operations Manager Mohamed ElSheikh are big fans of DeLaval robotic calf feeders. From birth to parlor, heifers are healthier. Average daily gain has doubled and as a result, heifers are getting to breeding weight faster. That means they expect more milk in the parlor. That’s a science and business success for Don Bennink.
JTP FarmsLocated in Dorchester, WI, JTP Farms is managed by Tom and Jake Peissig. The father and son team milks 250 cows with four VMS™ units that were installed in 2012.
Happy, Healthy Cows Thanks to High-Tech MilkersThis article first appeared in Public News Service on June 27, 2016
Integrating dairy roboticsThe Krejchik family of Portage, WI has been dairy farming for 40 years, but about five years ago they were at a crossroads. Their old parlor was at the end of its productive life and a steady labor supply was a challenge, especially as they wanted to go back to three times per day milking. Joe, his wife Karen and brother Matt were also taking over management of the farm from their parents.