Upcoming event - Virtual Farm Open Day - 7th of December at 8pm

1,500 litre increase in milk yield since changing from parlour to Lely Astronauts

Virtual Open Day on the farm of William Shilliday's farm from Rathfriland, County Down.

This event is on William Shilliday and family’s farm from Rathfriland Northern Ireland, who run 130 cows on two Lely A4 Astronauts. Since starting the A4’s in 2019 the cows have increased from c. 6,500 ltr to c. 8,000 ltr.
William’s herd is grazing on a 34 acre platform with the cows grazing during the day and inside at night, the cows are milking on average 2.7 times a day.
Previously it was taking six hours to milk the cows in a parlour which was not enjoyable. Now William has more time for himself and the cows allowing him to do move to 100% AI for example, his time is more flexible.
William Shilliday’s farm shows the increase in performance that can be achieved by using the Lely Astronaut automatic milking robot and the information it generates to its full potential, allowing the system to more than pay its way.

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Virtual Farm Open Day on the farm of William Shilliday from County Down
Tuesday the 7th of December at 8pm

Lely Center Eglish

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Lely Center Eglish

Lely Center Eglish are your robotic milking, feeding and cleaning specialists in Northern Ireland and Co. Donegal.

4 Carrowcolman Road,
Co. Tyrone
BT70 1LF

Telephone: 02837 548228
Email: info@egl.lelycenter.com