Welcome to Lely Center Devon & Cornwall

About Us

Your Milking and Feeding Robotic Specialists in Devon & Cornwall.

 

At the Lely Center Devon & Cornwall,  Farming Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Our focus is delivering the most cost effective, efficient milking solutions for our customer's to increase their productivity and profitability. 

With our Head Office in Holsworthy and hubs in Honiton (East Devon) and Roche (Cornwall), our dedicated service center team can ensure the faultless operation of your farm robotic systems 24/7.

For any enquires please contact us on: 01409 254413 or alternatively email us on: info@hol.lelycenter.com where a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Contact

Holsworthy Office: Unit 1-4 Woodcock Park, Holsworthy Ind. Est., Shadrick Way
EX22 6FH
Devon
Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm
Saturday 8am until 12pm
Sunday Closed 

We are closed on all national holidays. 

For 24 hours breakdown please contact the following: 

  • Cornwall 07807 141762
  • Devon 07854 174867

Honiton Office: Unit 2, Alliance Court, Devonshire Rd, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1YL

Contact this Lely Center
Your Milking and Feeding Robotic Specialists in Devon & Cornwall.

 

At the Lely Center Devon & Cornwall,  Farming Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Our focus is delivering the most cost effective, efficient milking solutions for our customer's to increase their productivity and profitability. 

With our Head Office in Holsworthy and hubs in Honiton (East Devon) and Roche (Cornwall), our dedicated service center team can ensure the faultless operation of your farm robotic systems 24/7.

For any enquires please contact us on: 01409 254413 or alternatively email us on: info@hol.lelycenter.com where a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Meet our general manager

 

"Lely have a fantastic range of automation, not just the milking robots, but robotic feeders, feed pushers and scrapers, everything they do is about consistency, saving labour and energy.

Hi, I’m Dan Gifford, I’ve worked at Lely Center Devon & Cornwall since 2009, having gained an interest in robotics whilst working on the maintenance of six A3 milking robots on my wife’s family farm.

After joining Lely, I progressed from an SL1 to an SL2 service technician before becoming Service Manager in 2012 looking after the team of Engineers throughout Devon & Cornwall.

I became General Manager of the Lely Center in July 2021 and I have a firm 5-year plan; I want to increase the number of robots throughout the two counties to in excess of 400 robots and, as  importantly, I want to ensure I have a dedicated and happy workforce alongside me who will be key to helping me achieve this progression.

Lely Center Devon & Cornwall has been established since 2008, and we are one of the pioneers in Lely robotic milking, feeding and barn products in the UK. The Center has evolved over time to provide a complete design, sales, service and back up operation second to none, helping our customers achieve higher productivity and effectiveness on their farm.

We have a dedicated team certified service technicians located throughout the Devon & Cornwall region which ensures a quick response time 365 days a year; they all have the same goal – to maintain each robot to the highest standard and keep failures to a minimum and to keep customer satisfaction high.

The service technicians are supported by a dedicated team which consist of a Sales Specialist, a Compressor Engineer, Service Manager, Project Coordinator, two Farm Management Support specialists, an Admin team, a Marketing Specialist and a Store & Stock control team along with a vast stock of spares. It’s a team effort, whether that be designing a barn layout or assisting the feed nutritionist or vet, we are all here to help every Lely customer achieve their goals.

We are building long term relationships with our customers! If you are not a customer yet, call us or click on the below to find out how we can help you."

Dan Gifford, Lely Center General Manager

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News

Keep up to date with the latest Lely product updates, upcoming events, staff news and customer feedback here.

 

24 October at 18:45
Benefits of the Lely Astronaut milking robot include increased milk production, better flexibility and work-life balance. Not to mention the wealth of data generated by the Astronaut and the Horizon app which can unlock further productivity gains, boosting the health and welfare of the herd as well as the farm business’s bottom line. But don't just take our word for it, some of our customers have given their insights into the Lely Astronaut: www.lely.com/gb/centers/devon-and-cornwall/#testimonials To speak to our Sales Team about the Astronaut milking robot, call 01409 254413
22 October at 11:00
It's ⭐Meet the Team Friday⭐ again, and this week we are getting to know Tom who is an apprentice Service Engineer at Lely Center Devon & Cornwall: “Hi, my name is Tom, and I am an apprentice Service Engineer at Lely Center Devon & Cornwall; I have been at the Center for a month. After completing a two-year college Engineering course, I wanted to pursue an apprenticeship in Engineering and carry-on learning. I did a few days’ work experience with Lely, and I was impressed by what robots could do. It brought together all my interests in Engineering and being outdoors. I’m enjoying getting around Devon and Cornwall, meeting the customers, and servicing and learning about the different robots. My favourite Lely product is the Astronaut milking robot, and I am impressed by the latest model, the A5 because it’s easy to work with and I look forward to working more with these. In my spare time I enjoy playing my guitar and going mountain biking when the weather is good.”

Meet The Team

Our team is staffed with customer experience and industry specialists who understand your aims, goals and the region. We are committed to providing you with reliable and professional support. Find out how our team can support you today!

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Automatic feeding is now affordable!

We are extremely proud to be recognised as the market leader in manufacturing of automatic feeding systems. Ten years ago, we installed the first Vector feeding system. Since then we have matured the system and made sure that our customers are satisfied with its performance. At the beginning of March 2021 Lely produced the 1000th Vector feeding system.

To find out how you can afford your own Lely Vector for £40* per day click on the below! *T&C’s apply

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We have extended our special offer on our range of udder car products. You can now get up to 25% off unitl the end of December 2021. Call 01409 254413 to order.

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Brochures

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Lely Astronaut A5
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Lely Horizon
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Webinar Series

Webinar: Success Factors for Robotic Milking 12th May 2021

‘In this webinar, with guest speaker Jack Rodenburg from DairyLogix, Canada, we look at 'Success Factors for Robotic Milking'. During the 90-minute session, Jack also explores: • General robot management strategies • Feeding • Barn design and barn management’

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Webinar: Feeding for profit - the Lely DLM module 21st January 2021

‘Watch our webinar to find out how the DLM feeding module, which is currently available on T4C and will also be available on Horizon, finds the most profitable cake allocation for each cow. In the past months we have trialled this module on a number of farms, closely monitoring effects on yields, forage performance and cow health. Throughout the trial we have been putting financial figures together and the amounts of cash saved are impressive.’

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Testimonials

Paul & Tom Westaway: Devon 2 Astronaut A3 milking robots

‘Robot longevity key to 10 million kg milk milestone. Looking after your robots and having a great team of engineers at Lely Center Devon & Cornwall on hand to help is the secret to Paul Westaway’s incredible robot milestone.’

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Richard & James Voysey: Colcombe Abbey Farm, Devon 2 Astronaut milking robots, 1 Grazeway

‘“It is important to us to see our cows outside grazing and displaying their natural behaviours. The Lely Grazeway has given us the flexibility to combine robotic milking on two Lely Astronaut A5 robots with grazing for six months of the year. Whilst outside grazing, the herd is averaging up to 34 litres from 2.5 milkings per day; pre-robots we would average around 25 litres..”’

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Janice & Phil Kitto: Looe, Cornwall 3 Astronaut milking robots

‘With a £1000 a month reduction in labour costs, the robots using less electricity, a £1300 feed reduction and the increase in milk yield, the robots are more than paying for themselves.’

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Fred Harvey: Lanivet, Cornwall 2 Astronaut milking robots, 1 Juno, 1 Grazeway

‘15 years ago, the Harvey family took the plunge and invested in two A3 milking robots. With changes needing to be made to the farm to secure its future, Fred made the decision that robots were the way forward and fifteen years on they have also added the Juno automatic feeder and the Grazeway system to their barns.’

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Simon, Linda & Bex Heywood: Croyde, Devon 1 Astronaut milking robot, 1 Grazeway

‘We have noticed that visitors to the farm expect to see our cows outside grazing; our organic herd use the Grazeway to decide when they want to go outside, and they come back inside to the Astronaut to be milked. They really are ‘free range’ cows.’

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Jeff Harris: Crediton, Devon 1 Discovery 120 Collector

‘There has been a noticeable reduction in digital dermatitis throughout the herd since installing the Lely Collector robot says Jeff Harris, and he is seeing cleaner cows in general and with udders being so much cleaner, milking times in his parlour have reduced as he is not needing to clean the cows so thoroughly pre milking.’

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Simon and Alison Ward: Wadebridge, Cornwall 2 Astronaut milking robots, 1 Juno, 1 Discovery 90 SW

‘“Investing in two Lely Astronaut A5 robotic milking systems and a Juno feed pusher has helped us to increase yield, improve herd health and welfare, and for us, have a life,” says Simon who together with his wife, Alison and son, Ben milk a high output 315 commercial cow commercial herd near Wadebridge, Cornwall.’

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Paul White: Kingston, South Devon 1 Discovery 120 Collector

‘Paul is now saving two bales worth of sawdust each day due to cleaner cows requiring fewer bedding changes. This is saving him £8.60 a day which over a 6-month housing period in the winter will be a saving of £1500 in bedding alone. The Collector will have paid for itself within 3- or 4-years Paul predicts as it is also saving 1.5 hours in paid labour, tractor depreciation and fuel costs.’

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Chuck and Michele Baulch: Okehampton, Devon 3 Astronaut milking robots, 1 Juno, 1 Discovery 90 SW

‘Robotic systems help to solve labour issues, improve overall enterprise efficiency and for us introduce that element of flexibility. We are setting our sights on continuing to build cow numbers to 350 in order to develop a robust business for the next generation; we’ve four children aged between 22 and 13 years of age, and 20-year-old Alex is already back working on the farm.’

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Chris Cory: Hartland, North Devon 2 Astronaut milking robots, 1 Discovery 120 Collector

‘“Installing robots stopped me selling the herd and kept me in dairy farming” says Chris Cory about his two A5 milking robots. “After milking in a parlour for almost 40 years, I was ready to sell up, but the robots have made such a difference that I am continuing to farm and my children now have a future in dairy farming.”’

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Phil Kitto: Looe, Cornwall 3 Astronaut milking robots, 1 Grazeway

‘Exploiting the A5 milking robot’s exit gate potential has provided the Kitto family with the opportunity to combine robotic milking with grazing a portion of their 185-cow pedigree Holstein herd for up to six months of the year, and in turn pre-empt their processors’ requirements.’

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Charlie Trivett: Axminster, Devon 1 Discovery 120 Collector

‘Charlie Trivett, Herdsman at Castlewood Farm near Axminster, works with a 100-cow dairy herd and has seen a difference in the calmness of his cows since purchasing the Lely Discovery 120 Collector, as well as a significant reduction in manual labour hours and costs.’

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Gareth Tape: Bideford, Devon 2 Astronaut milking robots, 1 Juno, 1 Discovery 90 SW

‘Investing in the Discovery 90 SW automated slurry scraper is one more tool contributing towards improving herd efficiency, says Gareth Tape who manages the 110 Hardisworthy pedigree cow Holstein herd with his father, Les, near Bideford, Devon. The robot has also introduced significant cost savings resulting in payback within approximately two years.’

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Chris Quance: Holsworthy, Devon 1 Discovery 120 Collector

‘Chris Quance says he took a punt on a Discovery 120 Collector. “I’d only seen the robot in operation for 10 minutes before I took the plunge to invest. Eight months on and it’s definitely one of the bits of kit I now wouldn’t want to be without. In fact, it’s scheduled to pay for itself within three years.’

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Vacancies

We are always looking for energetic individuals who can bring a new vision and expertise to our Lely Center. If you feel this is you, please email a copy of your CV to: info@hol.lelycenter.com

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