Emyr Owen from Wales recently made the switch from beef and sheep farming to dairy to improve farm income.
He was impressed by a visit to a farmer in Ireland who had a 50-point DeLaval parlour.
“I was quite new to DeLaval parlours and had visited a farmer in Ireland to buy calves from and he had a 50-point DeLaval rotary," he explained.
"We were in the process of looking at parlours and we really liked what we saw with the DeLaval rotary, we couldn’t fault it!”
This year, he installed the first E100 Rotary in the UK; it is a 40-point with ACRs, on-deck teat spraying, bail retention and milk meters.
Labour efficiency, cow comfort and build quality were important aspects that Emyr wanted in his new parlour.
“We wanted to put the cow & staff first – A parlour with good cow flow and attractive to staff. 400 cows under 2 hours comfortably with 1 person doing the milking,” he stated.
The Welsh native said, “The farmer feedback from talking with those who had DeLaval rotaries was all very positive.”
Emyr would be happy to recommend the new E100 parlour to other farmers, “A neighbour of mine is actually installing an E100 at the moment,” he concluded.
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