Training centre maximises equipment

DeLaval has a long history supporting New Zealand dairy farmers and continue to show this leadership through their continued relationship as a sponsor of the National Dairy Awards.  

Supporting and developing New Zealand farmers to continue to be the best in the world, is something DeLaval are proud to be a part of.

DeLaval’s Oceania regional president Andrew Pooch, and education and training manager Alison Currie in DeLaval’s new training centre at the company’s head office in Hamilton.

This year DeLaval is sponsoring the DeLaval Livestock Management award, which resonates closely with its industry goals. This encourages farmers to look at the entire operation of their farm and how it all connects rather than just isolating their focus around milking machinery. 

DeLaval has a number of exciting new releases at Fieldays this year and these award winners will be among the first to learn about these products.

With more than 125 years of innovation and experience in the New Zealand dairy industry, the opportunity to support farmers in managing their farms their way is pivotal to the company’s success.  The industry awards are also utilised as a platform to educate entrants about DeLaval solutions and how these can integrate into their current businesses.

As part of the ongoing support and education of New Zealand farmers, DeLaval is pleased to extend the level of training provided by opening a new training centre in its head office premises in Hamilton. This training centre will be used to train DeLaval staff, the dealer network and also farmers who will be utilising these solutions in the best practice approach to maximise benefits.

Market leadership

DeLaval’s Oceania regional president Andrew Pooch says farming is becoming more sophisticated. “It necessitates greater degrees of training, especially as equipment becomes more micro-processor involved.

“Providing full training and support for our equipment is part of our demonstration of market leadership. We don’t just want to sell equipment; we want farmers to work the equipment to its full potential for the entire period of its working life.”

The new training centre will enable DeLaval to have the best trained staff, dealers and farmers out in the field. This wealth of knowledge will have many flow on effects, including staff retention through engagement and optimum utilisation of technology.

“Technology is vital to the future of dairy farming. We need farmers to realise that in the old days the selling process used to be about simply selling equipment,” says Andrew.

“Today we start the conversation with farm management and what the best solution is for their farm to achieve their goals.

“We can provide any solution from conventional through to robotic milking systems.”


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