1. After implementation 61% of the farmers experienced timesaving to feed their animals. The ‘not indicated’ percentage is of the farms that had the Lely Vector for a short time. It was too early to draw a conclusion for them.
2. 50% of the farmers observed an increased growth of their calves in comparison with the normal growth of the calves.
3. The quality of the meat of the calves increased at least one score or higher for 50% of the farmers.
4. The farmers observed that their calves were more relaxed.
5. The farmers experienced more flexibility to schedule their day.
6. 85% of the farmers recommend Lely Vector to other farmers.
Overall, we can conclude from this research that the Lely Vector has a positive effect on the farms. Moreover, the farmers explained they were satisfied with the Lely Vector even though this was not possible to validate yet.
Cow health, Milking
Solving mastitis [3/5] the battle against pathogens
In the last two articles, we talked about udder health. When the first line of defence is breached, in this case the teat and udder skin, there is the possibility for pathogens to invade the udder and cause subclinical, clinical and chronic mastitis. To eradicate the pathogen efficiently, you have to:
T4C & InHerd
An important sign that a cow has a serious health issue is when she suddenly stops eating and/or ruminating. Following the Lely T4C release in April 2020, we are able to inform the farmer about cows showing no rumination and/or eating activity via an extra parameter in the T4C health report.