"We can milk a larger quantity of cows per employee and do a better job."

As one of the largest independently owned and operated dairies in the United States, the owners of Skyline Dairy opted for the quality and innovative design of a DeLaval rotary PR3100HD to milk its 10,000-cow herd.

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Skyline Dairy LLC

Oakley, ID, USA

Skyline Dairy LLC

HERD TYPE

Holsteins

HERD SIZE

10000

Food safety and work efficiency are obvious priorities at Skyline Dairy in Oakley, Idaho. The farm milks part of its 10,000-cow herd twice a day with a DeLaval rotary PR3100HD.

The state-of-the-art milking system detects milk flow, yield and quality at each stall point with a DeLaval milk meter MM27BC. Each milking point also has a DeLaval milking point controller MPC680 with an automatic take-off system, which ensures each cow is fully milked without causing unnecessary harm to the teats.

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The technology and attention to detail in the new milking parlor is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to following Skyline Dairy’s productivity protocols. One dairy official noted the PR3100HD allowed them to milk more cows per an employee.

Skyline Dairy has developed many key performance indicators specific to the DeLaval rotary. These KPIs help their managers track things like cow throughput and employee performance.

An on-farm animal care program made up of consistent guidelines and best practices helped Skyline Dairy earn the prestigious Validus Animal Welfare Review Certification – confirming their cows are properly cared for, housed appropriately, handled gently, fed healthy diets and treated with care.

"We can milk a larger quantity of cows per employee and do a better job."

Our solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help Skyline Dairy LLC enhance animal welfare, maximize work efficiency, and increase food safety.

Rotary

DeLaval parallel rotary PR3100HD

The fastest rotary system around ensuring high quality, high performance and a fast return on your investment.

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Farm Management

DelPro™ Farm Manager

DelPro Farm Manager presents the information captured, processed and analysed by DelPro to allow you to monitor the operation of your dairy farm from one easy to use application.

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Cow traffic

Delaval sort gate DSG10

The combination of DeLaval sort gate DSG10 with DeLaval DelPro ™ Farm Manager provides a simple and economical solution for sorting your cows based on various health checks needs and group assignments with minimal impact on cow flow. The robust design ensures reliable operation around the clock.

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At the milking point

DeLaval milk meter MM27BC

The profitability of your dairy farm depends on so many factors which influence milk yield – cow health, feeding, milking performance. The ICAR-approved DeLaval milk meter MM27BC delivers accurate data on milk flow, milk yield and parlor performance, for maximum efficiency in managing your herd. When partnered with DelPro herd management milking management becomes a snap.

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Cow traffic

The Usher HRS cow mover

DeLaval cow mover Usher is our premium offering to keep cows at the entrance of the parlor, ready to enter.

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