“We have the most up to date technology available to us and we have a system that we can build on as we go along. As technology develops, the shed can be developed with it.”

Derek and Catherine Hayward’s farm milks around 320-340 cows on 124 hectares, and they’re looking into the future of technology to help advance their farm production.

Premier Cattle

Cambridge, New Zealand

Premier Cattle

HERD TYPE

Pedigree Ayrshire/Jersey Mix

HERD SIZE

360

“We’re aiming to increase our production while remaining efficient,” say Derek. “With the size of the property and the way we were headed we wanted a shed that was basically able to handle the number of cows and the operation by one person.”

 They installed a DeLaval Parallel Parlour with Rapid Exit (P2100) and are now have a system that works for their growing farm and can be easily upgraded. “We have a system we can build on,” says Derek.

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Since their new shed has been introduced, Derek has noticed an increase in comfort, health and safety of the cows and the operator. “Being herd of multiple breeds, obviously cow size can vary. Every cow’s accommodated for,” he says, “The cows are in so much quicker so much more comfortably. Their comfort has been well catered for.”

 The Haywards are enjoying the new improvements to their farm and herd management. “Here’s to the future, I suppose,” Derek says. 

“We have the most up to date technology available to us and we have a system that we can build on as we go along. As technology develops, the shed can be developed with it.”

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Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that helps Derek & Catherine increase their productivity and improve animal welfare on their farm.

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DeLaval Parallel Parlour P2100

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DeLaval milking point MPC680

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Milk meters

DeLaval offers a complete range of ICAR approved milk meters, yield indicators and flow sensors that precisely measure your herd’s day-to-day milk production for optimised milk yield, milk quality, cow health and profitability. By showing you which cows are making you money and which ones are not, DeLaval milk meters deliver you a simple, efficient and accurate monitoring tool providing on the spot information about the health and milk quality of each individual cow.

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