Chilean Dairy Farm To Become The Largest Robotic Farm In The World

Acquires 64 DeLaval VMS(TM)

The farm, owned by Agrcola Ancali and part of the Bethia Group, already has 16 DeLaval VMS(TM) installed and has been able to see the results; an average yield of 45.2 litres for the 920 cows going through the robotic milking system today. That is a 10% increase in milk production from before as well as a reduction in labour costs. It is all about doing more with less

The barn today also includes a range of other cow comfort solutions from DeLaval such as ventilation systems, cow cooling, rubber flooring, swinging cow brushes, water troughs and illumination.

When the new installation is complete, 4,500 cows will be milked robotically while one rotary will remain for fresh and special needs cows. There are currently four rotaries in operation today.

SOURCE DeLaval