John Deere and DeLaval form strategic partnership for sustainable milk production

John Deere and DeLaval have joined efforts to create the Milk Sustainability Center (MSC), a digital eco-system to help dairy farmers improve the efficiency and sustainability of their operations. The eco-system will be open for partners to join, with the objective of providing farmers with data needed for a holistic view of the dairy operations.

Dairy farmers will use the MSC to monitor nutrient use efficiency (NUE) for nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) for their entire farm, specific fields, or their herd. The MSC will also provide data to allow dairy farmers to compare their performance to other dairy operations and identify key areas for improvement. The MSC aims to serve dairy farmers independent of farm machinery brands and herd management software.

The launch of the John Deere-DeLaval partnership will be a key focus in the John Deere booth at the AGRITECHNICA 2023 trade show, November 12-18, in Hanover, Germany. The initial version of the MSC will be released in Summer 2024 in North America and selected European Union countries and will be free of charge. A premium version with extended capabilities will be released at a later date.