The VMS V310 is equipped with the new feature DeLaval RePro that detects heat and pregnancy automatically during the milking process.
DeLaval, a worldwide supplier of milking equipment and solutions for dairy farmers, said the new DeLaval VMS V310 builds on the VMS V300, launched in 2018. The features of DeLaval InControl, DeLaval PureFlow and DeLaval InSight are standard on both systems with DeLaval RePro standard exclusively on the VMS V310.
DeLaval RePro provides dairy farmers with 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 said.
DeLaval VMS 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.
Christian Legret, a DeLaval VMS V310 owner in France, said, “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.”
The new DeLaval VMS milking system V310 will be available from January 1, 2020.