This is delaval
the heart of DeLaval
Welcome to our farm, only 30 minutes from central Stockholm, Sweden. This is where DeLaval’s history and future meets.
Ever since the early days, Hamra Farm has been DeLaval’s most important source of inspiration. It has enabled us to develop new ways of producing high-quality milk and create a model farm with the best cows, conditions, and equipment. Hamra Farm keeps DeLaval close to its customers and guarantees an understanding for their needs on a practical, day-to-day level. Hamra Farm is the centre for DeLaval solutions showcasing, training, research, and meetings. Most important, however, is that it is a commercial farm since 1894.
The farm has around 250 milking cows in three different barns. The average milk yield per cow per year is approximately 12,000 litres. The farm consists of 3,660 hectares of land, whereof 1,150 hectares is arable land. Today, Hamra Farm has four focus areas, 1) to be a demonstration farm for customers globally, 2) to facilitate research and development of DeLaval products and systems, 3) to pursue education and work as a training centre for our DeLaval employees globally, and 4) to be a profitable dairy farm.
Hamra Farm and DeLaval in Tumba attracts more than 3,000 visitors from all parts of the world, every year. They come to see DeLaval products in action and to improve their skills in dairy farming. In the Exhibition Hall, visitors can have a glimpse of the latest in dairy farming technology, while our museum showcases the history of DeLaval and Hamra Farm.
A meeting place
The modern conference facilities at Hamra Conference Centre (HCC) provide a venue for sharing dairy farming knowledge. Researchers, students, and organisations worldwide come here to share their expertise and experience.
Research at Hamra Farm
Hamra Farm is used as an R&D facility to develop, test, and evaluate the DeLaval product assortment. Milking is done in several different milking systems.
VMS Barn at Hamra Farm
The VMS barn was built in 2002 to showcase DeLaval VMS™, Voluntary Milking System. In 2018, the barn was updated with the new version: DeLaval VMS™ V300. Here you will have a good overview of the cow traffic. The layout of the barn is ”feed first”, which means we start our cow traffic with feeding. The cows are then led to different areas in the barn by ”smart gates”, granting access to specific areas such as milking, resting, or feeding – all controlled and supervised by our professional farm staff.
No. of cubicles: 68
Area: 1,880 m²
Cubicle area: 1.25 x 1.70 m
Feeding equipment: DeLaval feeding wagon FM460
No. of cubicles: 96
Area: 1,872 m²
Cubicle area: 1.25 x 2.30 m
Milking equipment: DeLaval Milking Point MP700
Parlour: 6 x 2 Herringbone 30º
Cooling tank: 12,000 litres
Feeding equipment: DeLaval Optimat Master with DelPro™, VSM 8m³ with SI800, 2 ORB 6m, OCB100 control box. DeLaval ORW roughage wagon.
Manure system: Slatted floor with automatic underground scraper.
No. of cubicles: 68
Area: 1,200 m²
Cubicle area: 1.30 x 2.30 m
Resting area: 900 m²
Ventilation: Ventilation with computer-controlled open roof ridge
Feeding cubicles: With rubber mattresses
DeLaval VMS™ V300: 1
Cooling tank: 6,000 litres
Feeding equipment: DeLaval stationary vertical mixer VSM8, DeLaval Feeding Wagon OTS100, DeLaval Scale Indicator SI800, 2 buffer tables Optimat Master with DelPro™, DeLaval Feeding Station FSC400.
Milk quantity: 2,800 kg/VMS/24h, 42L/cow/24h
Hamra Farm has built a reservoir to collect stormwater from the activities on the farm. The investment has been partially financed with EU funding.