Cornell to open new dairy teaching facility

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DeLaval and Cornell University are pleased to announce a new development in their continuing partnership to bring innovative, safe and productive solutions to the dairy industry. The Ivy League School will equip its new teaching dairy barn with DeLaval milking equipment and herd management solutions.

"Cornell University is committed to the advancement of dairy management, and we look forward to the enhanced teaching and outreach opportunities that our new dairy barn will offer students, faculty, producers and the industry," said Dr. Michael I. Kotlikoff, Austin O. Hooey Dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. "Cornell is delighted to partner with DeLaval, an innovative, research-oriented company, in our new dairy facility."

The new teaching facility will be equipped with a DeLaval double-10 Cascade Parallel parlor, fitted with DeLaval MPC680 milk point controllers and MM27 milk meters to measure milk yield and flow. Additionally, Cornell will utilize DeLaval Activity Monitors on their herd - providing important information regarding cow activity for use in breeding improvements as well as monitoring cow health.

Cornell University plans to milk approximately 150 cows at its new facility, which will be located on campus and available to College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students. The teaching dairy barn has been designed to LEED standards and will be used to teach students, technicians, and the public modern concepts and practices in dairy health. Operations at the green site facility are scheduled to commence by early fall of 2012.

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