The NEW E100 Rotary milking system, which was launched last summer, has now been installed in the UK at Bodrach Farm, Llanrwst, Wales.
This first installation was completed by DeLaval dealer Dairy-Scope Ltd at the Owen family farm in Llanwrst installing a 40 unit E100 Rotary. Emyr Owen has recently switched from beef & sheep to dairy to help improve farm income.
Emyr has a herd of 400 cows on a grazing system. Cow comfort and labour efficiency and build quality were the main factors considered before investing in a DeLaval E100 rotary.
Last year while Emyr was in the process of researching parlours to suit his farm he visited a farmer in Ireland who had a 50point DeLaval parlour and was very impressed.
“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. 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 Emyr installed the first E100 Rotary in the UK, it is a 40 point with ACR’s, on deck teat spraying, bail retention and milk meters. He chose DeLaval as cow comfort, labour efficiency and build quality were very important to Emyr.
“We wanted to put the cow & staff first – A parlour with good cow flow and attractive to staff. 400 cows under 2 hrs comfortably with 1 person doing the milking.”
“The build quality and finish really set the DeLaval rotary apart from other brands. The farmer feedback from talking with farmers who had DeLaval rotary’s was all very positives”
“Little things like the vacuum level being super smooth and the cows being very happy on the Rotary platform!"
We asked Emyr would he recommend the E100 parlour to other farmers, and we are delighted with the response:
“Yes absolutely – a neighbour of mine is actually installing an E100 at the moment."