Our Farm Management Support specialists continuously investigate how to improve the milking process even further. They do this by running tests in the barn while using our customers’ knowledge of the Lely barn solutions. In this way they gain valuable insights, which help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
Management, T4C & InHerd
Lely T4C retrospect 2016 – the highlights
Lely T4C is the backbone of the farm, where data is collected and transformed into useful information for the farmer. With the continuous development of T4C, Lely strives to strengthen and improve this support in order for it to become more precise and efficient. This results in increased ease of use and enables the farmer to make the best possible decisions.
Management, Cow health, Milking
Liners, daily routines and maintenance
For an optimal milking process, we want to milk quickly (effective in time), gently (maintaining the comfort and well-being of the cow) and completely (milk out most of the available milk). In addition, the liner choice, condition and maintenance are of major importance to this.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Milking
Groups in Lely T4C
Management by exception is how Lely T4C has been developed and merged with automatic milking. Healthy cows require less attention so you are able to focus on those that do need your help. To follow up on these cows you can allocate them to a certain manual group, such as ‘Milk 6 times a day’, or ‘Milk 99 times a day’, but is it wise to do this?
Management, T4C & InHerd
Lely T4C 3.6 Advanced filters
In Lely T4C 3.6 a new feature has been implemented so that more advanced lists and routing settings can be created. With this option it is possible to combine different criteria within one list. For example, a reproduction checklist can be created that includes both cows for pregnancy check and cows over fifty days into lactation that have not been seen in heat.
Management, Cow health, Feeding, Milking
Precision Dairy Farming 2016 Conference
On 21, 22 and 23 June, 2016, Lely participated in the ‘Precision Dairy Farming Conference’ in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Through presentations, posters and a farm visit, and together with various scientists, veterinarians and manufacturers, we discussed the development and practical uses of sensors and automated systems to unburden farmers. Ultimately, sensor technology is a means, not the goal.