Our Farm Management Support specialists continuously investigate how to improve the milking process even further. They do this by running tests in the barn while using our customers’ knowledge of the Lely barn solutions. In this way they gain valuable insights, which help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
Lely Juno, Luxury or Economy?
Since its launch in 2008, the Lely Juno has sold more than 2,300 units worldwide. Despite the fact that these Junos are increasing milk yield every day and saving farmers hours of work they are still often perceived as a luxury product. Is this really the case? To discover the truth, Lely Farm Management Support conducted an international survey which will be discussed in this article.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Cow health, Milking
Replacing or complementing human senses to monitor animal health
‘Sensor technology is already embedded in automatic milking, but this is about to develop further in the near future. Both farmers and advisors need to anticipate how they can use the information provided to the maximum’, according to Dr Claudia Kamphuis from Wageningen University.
Management, Cow health
When temperatures drop cows start to grow thicker hair to protect them against the winter cold. This makes them sweat, and excessive hair growth on the udder and tail may also impair robot efficiency. Cows’ tails are usually shaved mechanically using a shaver. There are two options for removing hair from the udder: shaving or singeing (flame clipping).
Management, Cow health, Milking
Klebsiella mastitis; assassin in your herd?
Klebsiella mastitis is increasingly common in the USA, the Netherlands and some other countries. Klebsiella is a Gram negative bacterium very similar to Escherichia coli. Both types of mastitis originate from the environment and infections can be fatal.
Management, T4C & InHerd
T4C location settings; why and how?
Lely’s management systems provide essential information, for example about specific cows to be collected. However, if the exact location of the cow is unclear, the enhanced efficiency that is provided by, for instance, Lely T4C InHerd, is bound to evaporate and precious time is lost when searching cows. To prevent such situations, it is essential that the correct locations are set in Lely T4C Desktop.
Influences on fresh and high quality silage
When dinner is served and it smells bad, you will consider twice before eating and start looking for alternatives. Cows are no different; they will look, smell and single out the best ration to feed themselves. In this article we will discuss what to keep in mind during the harvesting and feeding process.