Celebrating 20.000 steps of progression in dairy farming

Lely is proud to share that the twenty thousandth Lely Astronaut milking robot has been installed at a dairy farm belonging to Mr. Josef Härle in Ochsenhausen (Germany). This was celebrated together with the owner of the jubilee robot at the opening day of Eurotier 2014. The 20.000 landmark clearly proves that many of today’s dairy farmers have fully embraced farm automation.

Nov. 11, 2014


Twenty-two years after the first installation of the Astronaut milking robot by Lely, the global pioneer, the milking robot has claimed an ever-growing presence in the barn. The Lely Astronaut improves farm managers’ quality of life while at the same time ensuring optimum welfare for animals and yield for the dairy farm. Every day, more than a million cows all over the world find their way unassisted to the Astronaut milking robot.


With each installed Lely Astronaut, Lely has learned more about automatic milking and farm automation. The more experience Lely acquired the more they developed themselves and the more they have been able to advice and support their customers in a successful transition to automated milking.

Lely believes modern farm management, automatic milking and farm automation are key to running a smart, successful and sustainable dairy business. They are well-set to keep progressing along with their customers and successfully face today’s and tomorrow’s many challenges and opportunities in farming.

About the Lely Group

Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming for its customers. Lely, a Dutch family owned company is the only worldwide supplier of agricultural products and services ranging from forage harvesting to automated feeding systems, barn cleaners and milking robots. Lely also works on business concepts to ensure energy-neutral operations in the dairy sector.

The Lely Group is active in more than 60 countries and employs approximately 2,000 people.

More information: www.lely.com.

On EuroTier Lely can be found at stand 27F38.

For further information, please contact Mellanie Vellekoop, Marketing & Communication Lely International, mvellekoop@lely.com/+31 (0)6 23501476.