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.
Management, Grazing, T4C & InHerd, Feeding, Milking
Grazing and T4C
Grazing on robotic farms is being carried out successfully on many Lely robotic milking dairy farms around the world. But to make grazing with a robotic milking system successful, it is important to follow some essential “grazing guidelines”. In this article we will discuss the various aspects that can influence farm management and how to organize T4C settings correctly.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Feeding, Milking
Winter is in full progress in the northern hemisphere. With temperatures dropping both inside and outside the barn, problems may arise. In general, it is safe to say that prevention is better than cure. Here are some tips for preparing for the winter:
From calf to cow: where should the focus lie?
For a sustainable dairy cow, we aim for six lactations on average. There are many factors that influence this, such as claw and udder health, as well as environmental influences. Some of these factors can be influenced, while others are beyond our control. One factor that we can influence is how we breed young stock. In this article we will discuss whether Adlib feeding as compared to restricted feeding makes a difference when breeding young stock.
FMS Milk Quality Research; Freezing Point
Producing tasty, healthy milk is a serious responsibility, both for farmers and for Lely. New, stricter quality standards are anticipated in the near future. Besides that, milk quality influences farmers’ profitability. One of the aspects related to milk quality is the freezing point which is the subject of this article.
Flexible fresh feeding
The Lely Vector automatic feeding system was developed in close co-operation with our customers and provides optimal results while maintaining maximum respect for your cows. It saves not only a lot of labor, it takes away a lot of hassles from your head as well. The only things left for you to do are filling up the kitchen and cleaning it once in a while. The Vector system offers you the freedom to manage your farm exactly the way you want to.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Cow health, Feeding
Feeding strategy and average lactation days
During the ‘Cows in the cloud, down to earth’ Farm Management Symposium, Age Hempenius gave a presentation about the importance of a solid foundation before starting optimization, followed by the next step(s) and where to pay attention if you want to optimize.