"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.

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Ferme Acaduc

Ste-Perpétue, QC, CAN

Ferme Acaduc

HERD TYPE

Holsteins

HERD SIZE

55

"What I find fantastic is to see how comfortable and free the animals are now!” said François Pinard. Milking since 2010, François and Daniel represent the 3rd generation to produce on this Ste-Perpétue, Québec farm.

"Now, we can play around so much with our time that the field work has become more pleasant and efficient," says Pinard. 

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For Pinard, sustainable dairy farming comes through the reduction of their environmental footprint. They hope city residents realize all the work that needs to be accomplished on a farm and that they notice all the great care offered to the animals.

“We chose DeLaval for the accuracy of their products, nothing is left to chance. The precision of the OCC, the equipment is readily upgradeable without any unnecessary replacement costs, our dealer’s service is fast and the quality and expertise of its technicians are remarkable. A lot of thought is put into designing all the products," continued Pinard.

"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."

Our Solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help Ferme Acaduc improve animal welfare, save time and enhance food safety.

Robotic

DeLaval VMS™

The ultimate automatic milking machine. The 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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Feeding

DeLaval calf feeder CF1000S

Automatic calf feeders are an efficient and effective method to achieve intensive calf feeding. Automatic calf feeders, such as the DeLaval® CF1000S, offer the ability to manage and track the feeding program of each animal. Significant labor savings are also a potential benefit of the CF1000S.

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Cooling, storage & testing

DeLaval water tank WTM1000

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Feeding

DeLaval feeding table cover FTC

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