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.
T4C & InHerd
T4C 3.11 update
As of June 2019, the roll out of T4C update 3.11 will start. This update contains new KPI’s of cow performance and rumination of lactating cows, new options in the routing settings, new Vector settings, new remark fields, an attention ‘suspect for abortion’ and new features for the grazing reporting. Since the roll out will start soon, it is good to know what the update entails.
Long drought period leads to adjustments of feed settings
Many countries have experienced a long dry period that challenged farmers to produce a good quality of roughage and in some cases no roughage at all. This resulted in a lack of roughage and reduced ingredients content in some areas.
Research – Performance of beef cattle farms after implementation of Lely Vector
From February until June 2018, Inge Vis and Anouk Andriessen, two students of Aeres Hogeschool Dronten, executed a research on the performance of beef cattle farms in the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Italy after implementation of the Lely Vector. Within these four months, they visited twelve beef cattle farms and discussed the differences noticed by the farmer before and after the implementation of Lely Vector.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Tips & Tricks
T4C Update 3.10
The new 3.10 update allows every T4C user to choose the animal’s location manually. Moreover, the measurements and the presentation of the data of QWES ISO LD and Smarttag are developed, setting pages are clearer and T4C has a new layout corresponding to the corporate identity.
Management, T4C & InHerd
Lely T4C Update 3.9
Lely T4C is the central point of the Farm Management software on each individual farm, whether working with a Lely Astronaut, Lely Vector or a combination. Lely continuously works on developing and improving the ease of use. In this article we highlight the most important changes introduced with the T4C 3.9 update.
Management, Cow health, Milking
Udder health is of major importance to milk production, cow welfare and farmer working pleasure. Basically, every case of mastitis occurs due to bacteria that enter the udder via the teat sphincter and teat canal. The teat canal and the teat sphincter are the first and most important line of defence. On a teat where the skin is strong, smooth and flexible, bacteria have the least chance of finding a home. In this article you will find some practical tips for keeping cows’ teats in perfect shape.