DeLaval is set to reveal its new E100 Rotary parlour at this year’s UK Dairy Day 2018. The annual event, which takes place on September 12, in Telford, will mark the first public appearance of the kit.

Representatives of the firm will be out in force at the exhibition to showcase the latest technology the company has to offer.

‘Less time milking more cows’

The E100 rotary is focused around the four customer challenges of improving animal welfare, milk quality, farm profitability and work efficiency.

In addition, the E100 is said to be an efficient machine which drives the throughput you need. It is this “unrivalled efficiency” that makes it possible to spend less time, with fewer people, milking more cows.

With the ability for one operator to control the milking process and a focus on cow flow, the E100 is claimed to make it possible for you to do more with less.

Key features are said to include:

  • Reduced milker workload;
  • Feaster cow exiting;
  • Rotation speed can be controlled by production group settings;
  • Highest milk capacity on the market;
  • Predefined service costs;
  • High throughput with only one milker;
  • Integrated system and tank cleaning;
  • Lower water consumption;
  • Up to 1.5 cow entry for faster loading.

Other key features include the DeLaval FastLane bridge and the DeLaval ComfortBail. With the new DeLaval Fastlane bridge, cows move quickly, calmly and efficiently through every DeLaval Rotary E100 system.

In addition, the DeLaval ComfortBail is unique to the E100. This bail hides the wires, pipes and technology and integrates them into the bail.

This ensures clearer lines of visibility for the worker and cow; easier, safer access for the milker; and a more consistent approach to the task of getting cows on, milked and off the rotary platform calmly and quickly.

Voluntary milking systems

On display at the DeLaval stand will be the new voluntary milking system – VMS V300. The VMS V300 aims to help farmers become less reliant on future labour market uncertainties.

According to the firm, the new design of the VMS V300 system has “farmers and their challenges at its core; allowing farmers to do more with less”.

The benefits:

  • 99% teat spray hit rate;
  • ICAR approved real quarter milking;
  • Up to 10% higher capacity;
  • Reduced running cost from the previous model;
  • Up to 99.8% attachment rate;
  • Up to 50% faster attachment time.

‘Mobile management’

The DelPro Companion, which was shortlisted for the UK Dairy Day New Product of the Year Award, will also be showcased at the event.

The mobile management app allows producers in either robotic or conventional milking systems to view cow lists, record data and remotely access their herd’s activities.


Also shortlisted for ‘product of the year’ is the award-winning OptiDuo.

The latest feed pusher will ensure that feed is remixed and repositioned onto the feed table, boosting palatability and avoiding compaction.

All of which contributes to better feed consumption, milk production and waste reduction.

The advanced Adaptive Drive system on the OptiDuo means that, unlike conventional feed pushers, the technology can automatically handle not only different amounts of feed but also several feed types, including any kind of straw, hay and fresh grass.

Allowing flexibility for the farmer among seasonal changes in feed consumption and composition.