The expansion of DeLaval’s test farm has begun

On Tuesday 30 August 2022, the first sod was broken for Hamra farm’s 18,000 m² new building.

The investment in a more modern and sustainable milk production at DeLaval’s Hamra farm includes new barns, four new automatic milking robots, the DeLaval VMS™ V300 and several digital solutions to improve animal health, quality, and efficiency.

– We have always had a strong focus on our animals and their well-being. It is part of our philosophy – good animal health and long-term planning often result in a good yield, Johan Bjurevall, managing director at Hamra farm, says in a press release from DeLaval.

Hamre farm is known for efficiency, and today, the cows on the farm produce an average of 12,200 kg of ECM per cow per year. With the new investment, the ambitions are even higher. As well as being a fully functioning dairy farm, Hamra farm is also used as a test farm where DeLaval products are tested and developed. It is also used as a demonstration farm for customers.

The investment means a doubling of cows, and the new stables are planned for 550 dairy cows and 500 calves.  According to the plan the first animals move in at the beginning of 2024.

Read the full press release HERE