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DeLaval AMR commercial installation sold in Germany

DeLaval Published on 29 June 2011

DeLaval International announced the next commercial installation of the DeLaval AMR will be in Germany. “This is yet another significant step for DeLaval as we enter the German market with the AMR. This system is a revolution in high capacity milking and what farmers with herds of 300-800 cows have been waiting for,” said DeLaval Vice President Business Area Capital Goods Andrew Turner.


Click here to read about the world's first AMR installed in Sweden.

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The Laproma Farm in Schlossvippach, Germany was founded in 1991 and is a former agricultural production co-operative. The dairy farming division of the operations at Laproma is a significant part of the business that also includes cropping, beef cattle (99 acres grassland), and biogas production.

The farm is currently milking 900 cows and sees opportunities for growth. A whole new site will be set up for the DeLaval AMR and will consist of a new barn and dairy center that will be built up in two phases from 2011-2013 for an additional 800 cows. The first milking is planned for September 2012. In addition a second biogas plant is also being planned; the existing unit has been in operation since 2009 with a capacity of 499 kilowatts.

The Managing Director for Erzeuger-und Handels-AG LAPROMA Schlossvippach, Dietrich Kirchner says, “Our goal was and still is sustainability and growth in milk production, with our existing production we have a very good level of 900 milking cows and an average milk yield per year of 23,150 pounds, but we cannot grow further on the same site.”

The Laproma Farm currently has 43 employees in total with 22 of them focused on the dairy farming branch of the business. “Sustainability also means having the right personnel and we are not only a young team with a highly professional education but also have ambitions for milk production. In the new production unit we will be fully focused on animal health, environment, animal welfare and cow comfort and of course an excellent working environment for our people,” continued Kirchner.

DeLaval is testing the AMR on farms in Sweden and in Australia and will implement commercial installations in those markets also during 2011 with availability in other selected markets in 2012. PD

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—From DeLaval news release

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