Cork-based Tom Harte Farm Services celebrates 30 years in business this month with the launch of the new DeLaval Voluntary Milking System (VMS) in Cork.

As part of its recent celebration open day, which took place from 10am-5pm in the company’s premises in Whites Cross, Co Cork, Tom Harte Farm Services launched the new DeLaval VMS, which for the first time will be available in the Cork area.

Modelled on a human arm’s flexible movement range, the multi purpose robotic arm in the VMS easily accommodates high, wide or low udder irregularities and teats with an inclination of up to 45 degrees thus allowing greater milking of cows by taking advantage of its various attachment strategies. Its exclusive hydraulic powered arm also provides extended reliability and reduces service requirements when compared to pneumatic systems.

Founded by Tom Harte in September 1983, Tom Harte Farm Services, which began with two employees now has 15 employees, and is recognised as one of the most significant independent dealers of dairy equipment in Ireland today.

Tom Harte, owner of Tom Harte Farm Services said: “We are delighted to celebrate 30 years in business and would like to pay tribute to all our customers and staff who have supported us through the years. Tom Harte Farm Services is a family run business with extensive experience and knowledge of the dairy industry. We look forward to introducing the DeLaval Robotic Voluntary Milking System to Cork, a machine that we believe increases the efficiency of the milking of cows.”

Tom Harte Farm Services supply, install repair and service dairy systems for farmers in the Cork region. Its extensive competitive product range includes milking machines, scraper systems, bulk tanks, calf feeders, automatic and robotic scraper systems, dairy detergents, water troughs, gate barriers, cow mats and cow comfort accessories.

Main image: Pictured at the Tom Harte Farm Services open day in White’s Cross, Cork to celebrate 30years in business are Steve Sefton, DeLaval with Tom, Mary & Brian Harte. Photo O’Gorman Photography