A robotic feed pusher designed to refresh and remix feed is running on a South Island dairy farm which reports a resulting increase in production and significant labour savings.
The V310 comes with the new DeLaval RePro, a feature that DeLaval says extend the robotic milker productivity advantage to the next generation of cows and dairy farmers.
The V310 builds on the success of the VMS V300, launched in 2018: InControl, PureFlow and InSight are standard on both systems with RePro standard exclusively on the V310.
RePro provides dairy farmers with accurate insights into the reproductive status of each cow in the herd.
Using progesterone based sampling and analysis, heat and pregnancy can be detected in real time as well as cows that are not cycling as they should.
This new feature allows farmers to save both time and cost of managing reproduction and unwanted open days.
DeLaval says the new V310 is the first milking system that automatically confirms pregnant cows. This can result in healthier cows and reduced veterinarian costs due to cows becoming pregnant at the right time with more productive lactations.
“With the VMS V310, the robot is in charge of 90% of our tasks. Before we needed ultrasounds, but with Repro we hardly need them anymore because the system tells us when the cows are pregnant”, says Christian Legret, a French farmer who uses V310.
With two models available, it gives you options to choose the voluntary milking system that best matches your needs and farming style. Both the VMS V300 and the VMS V310 feature the core functionality that can help ensure your cows are milked to their full potential, additionally the VMS V310 automatically confirms pregnancy.
The new VMS V310 will become available in Oceania during 2020.