DeLaval milking equipment and herd management solutions to feature in new dairy barn at Cornell University, New York, USA

“Cornell University is committed to the advancement of dairy management, and we look forward to the enhanced teaching and outreach opportunities that our new dairy barn will offer students, faculty, producers and the industry,” said Dr. Michael I. Kotlikoff, Austin O. Hooey Dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. “Cornell is delighted to partner with DeLaval, an innovative, research-oriented company, in our new dairy facility.”

The new teaching facility will be equipped with a DeLaval double-10 Cascade Parallel parlor, fitted with DeLaval MPC680 milk point controllers and MM27 milk meters to measure milk yield and flow. Additionally, Cornell will utilize DeLaval Activity Monitors on their herd – providing important information regarding cow activity for use in breeding improvements as well as monitoring cow health.

Cornell University plans to milk approximately 150 cows at its new facility, which will be located on campus and available to College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students. The teaching dairy barn has been designed to LEED standards and will be used to teach students, technicians, and the public modern concepts and practices in dairy health. Operations at the green site facility are scheduled to commence by early fall of 2012.

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For more information please contact Iris Tolonen at DeLaval International / +46 8 530 661 94. For more information on solutions in North America please contact David Andrews, Marketing Communications and Strategy Manager at DeLaval North America / (847) 478-6345.