Open Farm Day - Wednesday 26th April 2023

Moira | 11am - 3pm

Join us at our upcoming Open Day in Moira where David and Kirsty Leathem talk about their journey and now farm 80 acres, started their dairy enterprise just over fourteen-months ago, and are managing a herd of 70 cows which are milked through a Lely Astronaut A5 robot.

Their milk is sold to Lakeland Dairies.

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“The transition was very smooth, and we were guided every step of the way by the team from Lely Center Eglish. We love milking cows, and are glad we went for the robot. Even our young daughters are taking an interest and getting involved in the dairy enterprise,” added Kirsty, who also runs KD Kennels.

“The herd comprises of pure and three-quarter bred Fleckvieh cows and heifers, and a number of Holstein Friesians,” added Kirsty. “The herd is relatively young, and the majority of the cows have been imported from Austria through David Clarke from

“Sourcing cattle in a batch helps to reduce the risk of disease, and we really like working with the Fleckviehs. They are docile, have good feet and legs, excellent fertility, and longevity.”

The milking portion of the herd (60 cows) is housed and managed in one group. Heifers calve into the herd at around twenty-four-months of age.

“The herd is relatively young and we are averaging around 30 litres per head per day, and are on course for a 305-day average of over 9,000 litres per cow at 4.0% butterfat and 3.28% protein,” added David.


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Lely Astronaut

The natural way to milk

An increased milk yield and overviews whenever you want them: automatic milking makes it all possible. Its collects data per cow on milk production and cow health. This alerts you on time to any changes, allowing you to devote your attention to the cows that need it most.

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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.

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Your robotic milking and feeding experts in Northern Ireland and Co.Donegal

We offer sales and service of robotic milking, feeding and barn equipment. We provide a tailor made solution including in house barn design, personalised robot specification, 24/7 service and back up as well as Farm Management Support for Northern Ireland and Co Donegal. 

Contact us on:
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Telephone 02837 548228