“For us, sustainability means reliable equipment that will not need to be changed quickly, that is easy to maintain and that supports expansion plans.”

Ferme Champagne et frères expanded their operations and more than doubled their milking speed by upgrading their DeLaval milking system.

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Ferme Champagne et Frères

Ste-Agathe, QC, CAN

Ferme Champagne et Frères

HERD TYPE

Holsteins

HERD SIZE

350

Ferme Champagne et frères has been using DeLaval solutions for over 10 years. “We started with a parlor in 1968 and upgraded to a DeLaval system in 2007. We decided to change our milking system to facilitate our expansion plans and increase efficiency," says the Champagne family. With the installation of a 30-stall DeLaval Rotary milking system HBR, they added, “We are now able to milk 150 cows per hour compared to 60 with our old system.”

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The farm relies on sand bedding, plastic stalling, ventilation and DeLaval SCB swinging cow brushes to keep their herd comfortable and productive. The family shares, “DeLaval brushes are what you need to keep your cows happy. We measure our profitability by how many kilos our cows can produce.”

This third generation dairy, managed by five owners, boasts a team of 12 full and part-time employees. “We stay loyal to DeLaval because of the innovation and because of the service we get from our dealership,” the Champagne family concluded. “In the future, there will be big changes, but it will be for the better because it will be different.”

“For us, sustainability means reliable equipment that will not need to be changed quickly, that is easy to maintain and that supports expansion plans.”

Our solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help Ferme Champagne et Frères save time, improve animal welfare, and increase profitability.

Rotary

DeLaval herringbone rotary HBR

Superior solutions for highest throughputs

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Cow comfort

DeLaval swinging cow brush SCB

Use of the SCB will ensure a cleaner coat by removing dirt and debris, allowing cows to more effectively cool their bodies and put their energy into milk production.

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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 cooling tank DXNAF & DXNA

DeLaval offers highest quality milk cooling solutions to meet your cooling demands and help increase milk production efficiency. Our range is able to meet virtually all raw milk storage and cooling demands.

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Cow traffic

The Herdsman HRS cow mover

Custom-built to your holding area specifications. A unique feature is the vertical lifting gate - the pipe rails lift straight up, allowing cows to pass under.

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