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).
Feb. 25, 2020
Lely introduces obstacle detection sensors for the Vector feeding robot
The Lely Vector feeding robot is supplied to customers equipped with a fully integrated impact detection bumper. As soon as the bumper senses an obstruction, the machine will stop. With the new obstacle detection sensors, the machine will also stop before it collides with any restrictions in its path. The sensors further increase the safety of people and animals on the farm, and can also prevent damage to vehicles that are parked along the route of the feeding robot.
Nov. 22, 2019
Lely proudly announces Senorics as winner of the first ‘Feed the Future’ challenge
Maassluis, 22 November 2019 – Senorics based in Dresden, Germany is named as the winner of the first edition of ‘Feed the Future by Lely’. Lely, the leading supplier of robotics and data management for the dairy farm, in partnership with Rockstart, one of Europe’s first startup accelerators; scouted talented tech entrepreneurs from around the world who think outside the box. The next generation of tech pioneers who could innovate and improve the dairy industry with technology solutions.