March 24, 2021
New Lely Vector features keep farmers future-proof
What's the secret behind the success of the Lely Vector automatic feeding system? Continuous innovation and further development, based on expertise and excellence. With the latest features added to the system, Lely is helping farmers stay profitable, sustainable and future-proof. The Lely Vector is now successfully used in a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms in 31 countries. This year, the system celebrates its 10th anniversary.
March 17, 2021
Lely and ID Agro enter into a partnership for modular feed kitchens
After jointly introducing the first modular feed kitchen in 2017, robot manufacturer Lely and barn innovator ID Agro have now entered into an official partnership. In recent years, both specialists have continued work on the system to ensure it is an even better match for Lely's Vector feeding system. With this partnership, both organisations have given the green flag to distribute the modular feed kitchen via the Lely Center network. This allows ID Agro to expand its sales market, while Lely Centers can offer their customers a complete automatic feeding system. For livestock farmers, it means a shorter turnaround time and further direct communication lines during the planning and installation of the Vector system.
March 12, 2021
Lely installs ‘Commodity feeder’ on every new Lely Astronaut A5
Lely has standardised the installation of the 'Commodity feeder' on the Lely Astronaut milking robot, which makes it possible to feed non-pelleted feed. Two years ago, the Commodity feeder was introduced as an option and it is currently used by hundreds robotic milkers worldwide.
March 11, 2021
Lely reports solid growth in 2020
An excellent performance in a dynamic and challenging year
Despite COVID-19, 2020 was another strong year for Lely with record-breaking sales of € 615 million (€ 606 million in 2019). This growth in turnover is a result of the continuously increasing worldwide adoption of dairy automation. Next to the established markets in Europe and North America, additional growth came from Asia and Latin America. Main driver behind this strong development was the success of the robotic products, especially the Lely Astronaut A5 milking robot. Next to milking, ever increasing numbers of farmers are now also investing in Lely’s robotic feeding and manure handling solutions. Furthermore, a growing base of installed robots also resulted in strong sales growth of consumables and services.
March 8, 2021
Lely produces 1,000th Vector automatic feeding system
Lely produced the 1000th Vector feeding system today. A special milestone, as they have doubled production in the past three years. The Vector feeding system is now used in 31 countries on a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms. The 1000th Vector is on its way to Società Agricola Rendena San Michele's dairy farm in Italy, to feed a herd of 117 to 130 lactating cows plus associated young stock, heifers and dry cows.
March 5, 2021
Lely launches second edition of Feed the Future
Lely, the leading supplier of robotics and management systems for dairy farming, announces that applications for the Feed the Future Challenge 2021 are now open. The Feed the Future Challenge 2021 will be supported by Rockstart, global accelerator-VC, who will play a key role in scouting and selecting the startups to work with Lely. The 2021 edition, which calls on the next generation of tech pioneers to revolutionize the dairy industry with their technological solutions, comes after the two companies successfully collaborated to produce the first edition of the challenge in 2019. Startups can apply for the Feed the Future Challenge from March 3 to May 15, 2021. The winners will have the opportunity to run a pilot with Lely.