Vector Farm Day - Wednesday 6th September 2023

111 Aghorey Road, Richhill, BT62 3ST | 11am - 3pm

Embrace innovation and join us at Paul and Stuart Lyness' farm where you can experience the future of farming first hand, showcasing robotics such as the remarkable Lely Vector feeding system, Lely Astronaut A4 and the Lely Discovery.

This event is your chance to speak to your local Lely experts alongside independent nutritionists and vets to discover how the Lely Vector can benefit your beef or dairy farm.

More about the open farm day

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Situated in Richhill, Stuart and Paul Lyness continue to farm the site which Stuart's grandfather bought back in 1971. The farm's focus shifted from a beef and sheep enterprise to dairy in 2017 when they installed a Lely A4 Astronaut. Shortly after, another A4 robot was added to expand the farm further. Fast forward to February 2023, the introduction of the Lely Vector system truly revolutionised their operation. This advanced technology not only transformed their livestock management but also redefined their daily routines for the better.

  • 'In winter time we were probably around 3 hours feeding a day, now we are down to around 2 and a half hours a week. We weren't tied to milking because of the robots, but we were tied to feeding. Cows had to be fed for 8 o'clock every morning. Now we sleep in, there's no issue with that'
  • 'The cows went up roughly just over a kilo of dry matter intake since the vector was installed... So far we're roughly running 200 kilos a cow less per year. Heifers got a big lift of milk as they were getting 9, 10 feeds a day and they were never getting bullied. We've never had heifers milk as well before. Feeding's every two hours, we've seen a big benefit for the heifers'
  • 'Look at it as if you've an extra labour unit coming on to the farm. Not only that, you've got no mishaps of feeding, which in turn is your most expensive part of your running costs. There's no human error'

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Telephone 02837 548228



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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.

Lely Vector

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.

About Us

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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:
4 Carrowcolman Road
BT70 1LF
Telephone 02837 548228