Oct. 1, 2021
Fourth Lely Orbiter mini dairy factory installed
Expanding activities increases the profitability of livestock farming
Today, the Lely Orbiter was installed at the Rotgans family farm in Hippolytushoef, the Netherlands. Reijer Rotgans is the fourth farmer to process milk via the automatic dairy processor. Using the ‘Mijn Melk' (My Milk) label, he now distributes dairy products straight from the farm to supermarkets and consumers. Rotgans has increased the value of the herd’s milk thanks to this innovation and is serving the growing consumer demand for local products.
July 1, 2021
Same products, new name
As of July, all of Lely’s udder health sprays will be named Quaress
With the introduction of Lely Quaress Iodine and Lely Quaress Lac in 2012, Lely introduced the product category name, Quaress for its udder health products. After 9 years, two products still needed an update to ensure the name is aligned with the other products. Therefore, as of July, Lely Astri IO will be called Lely Quaress Premo and Lely Astri UC will be called Lely Quaress Ultimo. The same top quality products with a new name. However, what does Quaress actually mean?
June 29, 2021
Lely releases annual review 2020
Today, Lely publishes its annual review – an online report that focuses on developments and Lely’s most important achievements and launches in 2020. We share some key figures, take you around the globe, and preview the roll-out of our sustainability programme – the first steps of which were taken in 2020. We also take the opportunity to explain our vision of future farming and offer plenty of practical examples of our solutions and working methods that underline this vision.
May 18, 2021
Lely Orbiter now also produces cream
More profit on milk thanks to new feature Orbiter
Lely has added a new feature to the Orbiter, the on-farm dairy processor. In addition to full-fat and semi-skimmed milk, it is now also possible for farmers to process cream directly on the farm and bring it to the market. This new feature enables farmers to increase the value of their milk.
April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.
April 1, 2021
Lely adds flavor to milk with new feeding components
Lely has developed unique milk by adding new precursors to rations. Thanks to the link between the Vector feeding system, the Astronaut milking robot and the Orbiter milk processor, knowledge and insight has been gained about the entire process from feed to milk. The key findings were that the ration does not only affect the composition of the milk, but also the taste. The experiments also examined which feeding components had a positive and negative effect on taste.