To support our customers’ future success, it is key to stay innovative. Throughout the years, DeLaval has been relentless in doing so and during the last 20 years alone has accrued 250 patents. Demonstrating that by being a customer of DeLaval you have access to productivity and efficiency gains, to address challenges within for example animal welfare, work efficiency, food safety and farm profitability, based on the latest technologies.
At EuroTier 2016 DeLaval will be showcasing the following innovations:
This patent pending tool improves the cleaning procedure before issues occur, securing optimal milk quality.
DeLaval DCA is a tool to determine effectiveness and efficiency of mechanical (slugs) and thermal processes during cleaning in milking machines. Its innovation lies in an algorithm that automates the way slugs in the milk line are analysed. The core of the analysis is the measurement of the slew rate (speed of vacuum drop) in two sensing points in the milk line during cleaning. By evaluating the mechanical and thermal processes of the cleaning of a milking machine, DeLaval DCA improves the cleaning procedures before problems appear, securing high milk quality at all times.
A smart phone, cloud based cow management patent pending tool for all stanchion barns
DeLaval 4milk is a cloud based cow management application. It uploads data directly from DeLaval Stanchion/tie stall milking units MUBLUE/MU480/MU486 via Bluetooth. All the data collected via these three milking units during milking is transferred to the app, the app analyses the data.
An innovation to control cooling and cleaning processes in milk storage tanks.
The patented DeLaval T300 unit keeps milk at the optimal temperature and ensures the cooling tank is cleaned properly once it is emptied, which is essential to ensure milk quality. Cooling and cleaning parametres can be programmed to meet specific requirements taking minimal required time no matter if you are using conventional milking systems or DeLaval VMS™. It is a cost effective control unit. On average it uses 30% less water than conventional circulation cleaning systems.
The purpose of the five-point plan is to look at the whole farm and control all factors that impact digital dermatitis risk. The five-point plan to control digital dermatitis could help farmers, vets and hoof care specialists to further improve the digital dermatitis situation on farm.
1. External biosecurity to keep disease out of farm
2. Internal biosecurity to minimise infection pressure on cows
3. Early identification, recording and treatment of clinical cases, in association with hoof care
4. Frequent foot disinfection to reduce new cases
5. Define and monitor hoof health targets
* Plan applies to young stock, dry cows and milking cows
DeLaval is an advocate of the 5 points plan and supports it. For example, EasyStride™ has been especially developed with point four in mind, namely frequent foot disinfection in order to reduce new cases.
EasyStride™, patent pending, is a premium hoof care biocidal solution for dairy animals developed to control the spread of hoof infection causing bacteria in dairy cows; used in a hoof bath or as a topical spray. Since it’s formulated with a new environmental approach using organic acids, EasyStride™ is completely free of heavy metals, Formaldehyde and Quarternary ammonium compounds (QAC).
Continuous innovation in cow comfort and farm management improves life time productivity and in turn farm profitability:
DeLaval dairy fan DDF1200: When cows experience heat stress, their appetite drops and so does their milk yield. The registered design DeLaval DDF1200 prevents heat stress and keeps cows comfortable and productive.
DeLaval cow LED CL6000 and CL9000: The first and only barn patented illumination led by the needs of cows rather than the requirements of people. As cows and humans have different capabilities in detecting various wave lengths in light, this new design is founded on this distinction.
DeLaval stationary brush SB: DeLaval stationary, registered design, cow brush SB provides safe and effective grooming for cows. The stand-alone unit can be used on its own or as an additional cow brush.