This June, DeLaval announced its latest Parlour P500 milking system, the only parallel parlour in the dairy industry with three options to control the cow flow and no sequence gates in the floor. This innovation is a continuation of countless customer solutions launched over the years by DeLaval to help farmers around the world in their daily lives.
For DeLaval, research and innovation is central to the continued success of dairy farmers and industry. With close to 1,800 patents and pending patent applications in countries throughout the world, and over 320 inventions, DeLaval has an obligation as a market leader to contribute to more efficient and sustainable milking practices, aiming to aid farmers in their daily challenges.
Millions of dairy farmers all over the globe are facing similar challenges, and research and innovation is crucial for companies like DeLaval to help make farmers more profitable and efficient, keeping them at the forefront of animal welfare and food safety.
DeLaval has helped dairy farmers for more than 135 years, ever since Gustaf de Laval patented the centrifugal cream separator in 1878. This awarded patent was the Swedish patent number 365, filed on April 30, 1878.
However, innovation in this industry is not possible without fully understanding dairy farming and its challenges. From the very beginning, back in 1894, Hamra Farm has been the heart of research and development at DeLaval, where most of its innovative solutions are developed. With over 500 cows right at the head office, Hamra Farm keeps innovation close to farmers – by being farmers too.
“Our latest milking Parlour P500 will without a doubt be a great contributor to not only a more efficient milking process but also to better animal welfare. This new parlour includes four new patented technologies, which are now added to the long innovation history of DeLaval, helping farmers from everywhere to do more with less,” said Gavin Strang, DeLaval Market Development Manager.
DeLaval is looking forward to showcasing the milking Parlour P500 and its other latest innovations such as the Voluntary Milking System VMS™ V300 and the OptiDuo Robotic Feed Refresher in the Britespan Dairy Innovation Centre at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show this year.