Dairy producers 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 producers across Canada.
“We were aware that the future of dairy production required us to be very efficient with labour and favour animal welfare as well as that of the owner."
New facilities for Ferme Joumalait are keeping the cows better-cared for, while requiring fewer hours of labour.
“My goal is to be profitable for the next generation. If our kids want to take over the farm, it will be there for them.”
Lactaria Holsteins has undergone multiple milking system upgrades over three decades, with the latest expansion including five DeLaval VMS robots resulting in a 10 percent increase in milk production.
“Growth is now a possibility. Before, we couldn’t really think about growing.”
Judge Farms of Caledon East, Ontario needed an upgrade for the future. What they got in a new DeLaval MidiLine™ swing-over parlour was better labour efficiency and cow comfort without breaking the budget.
"We really wanted to gain time for family outings. Now, since we can better manage our time, our work has become more effective; our wishes have been fulfilled at this level."
Moving from a tiestall barn into a freestall barn with DeLaval voluntary milking system VMS™ in August 2015, the animal comfort and freedom were greatly improved at Ferme Acaduc. Average milk production went from 32 to 38 litres peaking at 41 litres. The addition of the Online cell counter OCC offers accurate results that help control somatic cell count.
“Sustainability for us means time and labour savings in the tie stall barn, hands-on time with the cows, growing and increasing technology.”
Milking 80 cows in tiestalls is rigorous work, but Kingsway Farms has found a way to improve efficiency while preserving an 80-year family legacy.