Quality of lifestyle – get the work done and get out of the parlour. This parlour is much more labour efficient

In October 2018, Darren was shortlisted for the NDC Quality Milk Awards. He won the category award for herd health and took home the overall for Ireland best quality milk! The invest in animal welfare has definitely paid off for Darren.

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Derrygasson Farm

Monaghan, Ireland

Derrygasson Farm

HERD TYPE

British Holstein Friesian Cross

HERD SIZE

106

Darren McKenna from Emmyvale Co.Monaghan has always had a good relationship with DeLaval and their local dealer Marron Farm Services over the years. With  animal health a high priority for Darrren, this was key factor when Darren wanted to upgrade his parlour

We’ve always been DeLaval, my father had a DeLaval parlour bought new in 1978

Willing to invest in quality, technology and animal welfare, Darren installed a New Midiline 2100 with Alpro  herd management, Auto ID, 3 way drafting system, C200 auto washer  and MM27BC Milk meters with conductivity sensing, and also installed a DeLaval Automatic Calf feeder. 

The parlour and yard was designed very well and this really effects the health of my herd – Cows don’t handle stress well and the cow flow is now more relaxed

The keys pads are easy to use, conductivity sensors monitor my herd’s health, auto ID allows me to feed to yield and Alpro management system gives me control over everything”

I would and have already have recommended DeLaval to other farmers”

 

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