"We went with robotic milking to reduce the stress on both staff and the cows and to basically find an easier way to milk cows"

John Fisher, owner of Fisher Farms, has 320 cows and took the plunge into robotic milking systems despite never using much technology on his farm before.

Fisher Farms

Cambridge, New Zealand

Fisher Farms

HERD TYPE

Kiwi cross

HERD SIZE

320

"It is a big deal changing from conventional milking to robotic milking but DeLaval have been there with us all the way helping us work through the computer software,” John says, “We have now got heaps of information that is being recorded for each cow and it is going to enable huge changes in how we manage the cows and the farm.”

“The benefits we’ve seen from the robotics is being able to treat the cows as individuals,” John says, “Some cows milk once a day, some milk twice a day. Once they’re trained they’re very relaxed.”

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I thought it would have been quite a challenge and would take a long time to get the cows to adapt to the robotic milking system but it has been quite remarkable how quickly they have adapted and started strolling in on their own".

Fisher Farms have also benefitted from the increased flexibility provided by the VMS system. “I can check things remotely through my laptop or my phone.”

“The service and the support has been very good.”

"We went with robotic milking to reduce the stress on both staff and the cows and to basically find an easier way to milk cows"

Our Solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help the Fishers increase their productivity and improve animal welfare on Fisher Farms

Robotic Milking

DeLaval Voluntary Milking System VMS™

The ultimate automatic milking machine. The DeLaval 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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Herd Management

DeLaval DelPro™

A complete dairy farm management system that monitors, records and analyses data to help you make those all important farming decisions.

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Cow Comfort

DeLaval Swinging Cow Brush

Use of the swinging cow brush 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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