Dairy producers throughout the world want to retain optimal production and high-quality milk while still focusing on the well-being and comfort of their cows. They want an operation that is animal-friendly and works efficiently while controlling costs.

As a dairy producer, you make choices to benefit yourself and your herd, while keeping your long-term goals in mind. You consult a veterinarian and feed advisors, rely on the support of barn equipment and technology, but in the end, the direction of your herd is up to you. Automation can help you reach your goals.

For more than 20 years, dairy producers all over the world have been successfully using our automated barn systems. They offer an efficient way of working, using free cow traffic as the guiding principle.

Free cow traffic 

A healthy and comfortable cow is a productive cow. Free cow traffic ensures a natural rhythm. The cows decide when to eat, drink, relax or be milked. Their natural behavior determines the design of the barn and work processes. 

Free cow traffic stimulates herd activity and leads to better milk production.


A more efficient way of working

Our barn solutions are all centered on free cow traffic. With this model cows aren't the only ones that get more freedom. As a dairy producer you also benefit from more flexibility in your day-to-day activities by working more efficiently with a lower workload. 

Management systems link several business processes, such as milking and feeding, together. This results in real-time information on the herd, placing quick and efficient decision making within easy reach. This also provides producers with easy monitoring of optimal results and goals.

Freedom of choice

Dairy producers are working successfully with our systems for milking, feeding and cow comfort. We offer a long-term partnership centered on you and your specific goals. 

Choose the automatic systems that help you achieve your goals and provide individual advice and technical support while you work.

We provide flexibility and well-being for dairy producers and their cows.


All of our products in the barn complement each other


Producing high-quality milk requires time and care, and healthy and comfortable cows. It requires making the right choices that fit in with you and your goals. Our solutions for automatic milking help you make the right decisions for attaining these goals.


Efficient feeding has a positive effect on cow health and milk yield. Mixing the right portions in the right quantities and releasing them just at the right moment requires knowledge, understanding and time. Our products for automatic feeding take on this task and are exceptionally efficient saving you time and ensuring the right feed at the right moment.

Housing and caring

An animal-friendly and productive environment contributes to optimal cow health and well-being. It also lengthens the lactation cycle. By choosing the best and most comfortable design for the barn with the right resources, you can help improve cow health. Milk yield also increases and costs go down.

Management systems

Always having a comprehensive insight into cow health and milk yield helps you make the right decisions. Our management system, Lely T4C, translates data from the barn into useful information, with no extra workload. This means that you can intervene at an early stage, operationally and strategically, and for the long term.

Farm Management Support

Optimization of the dairy farm is more important than ever. Dairy producers who opt for automation are faced with choices to help achieve specific goals. Making the right decisions is easier when you work closely with an experienced partner. You need someone who is aware of the challenges you are faced with, knows your goals and provides you with tailored advice.

Technical Service Support

Whether for automatic milking or automatic feeding, you need machines you can trust. With our technical service support you are assured of maximum uptime. The service technician pays you regular visits for periodic maintenance. They can be there quickly in the event of any possible malfunction. You receive local service, yet are supported by an international team.

Free cow traffic explained

Free cow traffic explained

Free Lely On-Site Farm Assessment

A farm assessment from Lely requires no commitment. It’s an opportunity to learn how a Lely system could benefit you and your dairy operation. Whether it is decisions about barn layout, retro-fit versus new construction, or equipment needs, Lely works with you every step of the way. Lely has assisted dairy producers in setting up every size of milking operation and will help you design an optimal system based on the way you want to manage your dairy.

Why Lely?

Every producer in the world has to make decisions daily for their farm, both for themselves and their business. But they do not need to do this on their own. They have the help of advisors to find the right solutions and guider their business in the right direction.

More and more of you are choosing Lely as a long-term partner. That is because every day our products and services allow you to take another step toward your desired results. We are by your side with the right people, who are skilled and highly trained, to help you reach your goals.