In developing countries, the average yield of a cow is between one and five litres per day. At the same time, cows in some developed countries produce up to 40 litres a day, meaning that dairy farming is brimming with potential for improvement.
Joakim Rosengren, CEO of DeLaval, shares his thoughts on how to increase dairy capabilities in a sustainable way. “When we think of sustainability, we think of balancing the four pillars of sustainable dairy farming,” he says in the video.
DeLaval’s four pillars are:
- Taking social responsibility
- Minimising environmental impact
- Running profitable operations
- Taking good care of the animals
The 133-year old company’s focus is to make sustainable food production possible by providing farmers around the world with solutions to do more with less. It includes a wide range of tools, from heavy-duty gloves to advanced herd management software.
Farms in developing countries have the potential to double their yield per cow if they use best practices and the best available technology.
“We need to innovate, we need to introduce new practices and be much more productive in balancing that sustainability forward, if we’re going to succeed in providing food for this world,” says Joakim Rosengren.
Facts – DeLaval
DeLaval was founded in 1883 as AB Separator by Gustaf de Laval, an entrepreneur who patented the centrifugal cream separator and acquired another 91 patents during his lifetime. DeLaval develops, manufactures and markets equipment and complete systems for milk production and animal husbandry worldwide.
Number of employees: 4,620.