"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.
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.
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.