It is often said that feed costs are higher with milking robots compared to conventional milking systems. Most of the time the milking robot is the ideal place to complement individual rations of the animal on the partially mixed ration (PMR) at the feed fence. The tastiness of the concentrate feed is often an extra reason for cows to come to the milking robot for milking. Lely now offers a solution to minimize feed costs with the Commodity feeder.
The system provides the option to exchange relatively expensive concentrates for cheaper types of food such as barley, oats, corn or (crushed) mix variants. Especially for companies that are self-sustaining, the savings can be huge. By using the Commodity feeder, farmers are less dependent on processing feed to pellets and price fluctuations.
The operation of the system can be adjusted depending on the the dry matter percentage, the particle size and the stickiness of the feed. The Commodity feeder can easily be mounted on all existing Astronaut A5 and A4 models (in operation from July 2013).
July 2, 2019
Italy hosts inspiring ‘Red Cow event’ for Dairy XL farmers
Maassluis, June 2019 - By connecting almost 80 guests, 45 companies and 12 nationalities, the Lely Dairy XL community celebrated its second international Red Cow event in the Lombardia region, Italy. Members of this community were able to gain new insights into managing large dairy farms, discuss common challenges and connect with the local way of dairy farming.
May 29, 2019
Lely and Mueller sign agreement for Cooling Solutions
May 29, 2019 Maassluis, Netherlands - To achieve global coverage of cooling solutions, Lely and Mueller B.V. in Groenlo today signed an agreement to include Mueller milk tanks, silos and ancillary products in the Lely portfolio. This integration means added value for farmers, who now have a tightly integrated range of products to choose from, when building or expanding their dairy operations.