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, T4C & InHerd
Missing ‘cows to collect’
Collecting cows that are too late for milking is part of a farmer’s daily routine. When using Lely T4C InHerd, this job becomes easy and efficient. However, occasionally it can happen that the number of ‘cows to collect’ in InHerd does not match T4C Report 11 on the desktop.
Management, Cow health
Research on the effect of Lely Meteor on digital dermatitis
Hoof health can have a significant impact on cow behavior due to pain and discomfort and is one of the main culling reasons for dairy cows. During the last national Cattle Lameness Conference in the UK, Lely presented a study* about Lely Meteor and its effect on digital dermatitis (DD) for milking cows.
Since its introduction in November 2016, 850 Farm Scans have been requested. The Farm Scan is a report that shows the individual farm performance in relation to several topics. In this article, the new version is explained.
Management, Cow health, Feeding
Lely Vector feed quality research
Cows are selective eaters and search for the best. Therefore we strive for high-quality feed. However, various factors have an influence on feed quality. In this research, performed by Lely Farm Management Support, we investigated, among other things, whether we could quantify the extent of feed losses in the feed kitchen.
Since its introduction in 2012 various updates have improved the Lely Vector automatic feeding system in terms of hardware, software and user friendliness. With the most recent update it offers dairy and beef cattle farmers more insights and control over their feeding process and results. The entire software redesign is based on user experience. Let us have a look at the highlights.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Milking
Groups in Lely T4C
Management by exception is how Lely T4C has been developed and merged with automatic milking. Healthy cows require less attention so you are able to focus on those that do need your help. To follow up on these cows you can allocate them to a certain manual group, such as ‘Milk 6 times a day’, or ‘Milk 99 times a day’, but is it wise to do this?