DeLaval announced at EuroTier 2012 the start-up plans for its first commercial installation of an automatic milking rotary (AMR) in Europe. 


The system will start milking at Laproma Farm in Schlossvippach, Germany, during the first quarter of 2013. Since its unveiling in 2010, AMR has completed more than 1 million milkings around the globe, according to the company. At start-up, the dairy will milk 360 cows in a batch system and plans to gradually expand its herd size in the coming years.