The VMS V300 aims to create a better place for workers, cows, farmers and their families.
Key benefits of the system include improved farm profitability, more milk per labour hour, healthier cows and it only releases milk once it is proven to be of the highest quality, according to Delaval.
It can deliver up to 99% teat spray hit rate; real quarter milking; up 10% higher capacity from the previous model with also lower running cost; up to 99.8% attachment rate; up to 50% faster attachment time, and a potential of over 3,500kg of milk per day, the company maintain.
The first VMS V300 installation in the UK was completed by Fullwoodhead Dairy Supplies TFD – a DeLaval dealer at the Harrison’s family farm.
120 of their highest-yielding Holstein-Friesian cows are milked using two VMS V300, while the remaining cows are milked utilising a DeLaval 25/50 Midi-Line Swing-Over Parlour system, which was installed in 2013.
“The VMS V300 has seen vast improvements on the previous model and we can put this down to three key hero features – DeLaval InSight, DeLaval InControl & DeLaval Pureflow.” – Rhona Millar - VMS District Sales Manager.
They hosted an open day on their farm in West Linton, Scotland on Wednesday (March 13th).
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