Dairy producers milking with the all-new VMS V300 robot have seen another level of performance. Many have witnessed fast, accurate attachment of the milking system; efficient milk-outs; and more milking capacity per robot.
Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University’s LaMaster Dairy Unit is the first in the U.S. to install DeLaval VMS™ milking system V300 robots. The school’s dairy farm started milking 160 cows this past summer with three VMS™ V300 units, helping them better manage labor and offer new research opportunities for their staff.
Already milking with six DeLaval VMS™ Classic units, Cranbrook Farm was one of the first in Canada to install a VMS V300 robot. So far, owner Joe Terpstra has seen fast, smooth attachments; quick milking times; few kick-offs; and fast milk let-downs. All of this efficiency adds up to what Joe says will be 70 cows per robot. “The V300 will change the way barns are designed.”
Hillcrest Farms, LLC
Hillcrest Farms will be the first in Georgia robotically milking its 350 cows. Start-up of the dairy’s five VMS™ V300 units is set for this fall, but already owner Mark Rodgers has been happy with the transition his dairy is undergoing. All of the planning and scrutinizing has been worth it knowing the next generation will soon take-over. According to Mark, robotic milking “…fits the millennial mind-set a little better. It gives them more flexibility.”