The Lely Astronaut A5 is the new milestone in milking. It's an evolution that incorporates everything we have learnt over the past 25 years since we invented automatic milking. We looked at our cows, we listened to our customers and we stuck to proven practices, but we also completely redesigned every bit of the system.

The combination of the proven automatic milking principles and our focus on reliability, as well as ease of use and cost efficiency, has resulted in the most cow and farm friendly milking system. From cleaning and treating udders, milk quality controls, milk transport, cooling and the robot cleaning system: everything is designed to guarantee good-quality milk.

Imagine the satisfaction that comes from freeing up your time to manage cows individually and being able to spend less time reacting and more time being proactive. Passions, interests and goals are different for everyone so think about yours. Let them drive you to open your mind to the possibilities and solutions that are out there – and towards change.

CLICK HERE to book your free consultation with a member of your local Lely Center, where you can find out more about how the Lely Astronaut system and how you can introduce a new routine on your farm and give you a better work/life balance.

Interested in knowing more? Then why not read our recent blog which quashes any myths about robotic milking

Book your free consultation

Designed to suit the needs of your cows and farm - click on the below to talk to a representative of your local Lely Center to find out more about the Lely Astronaut and how it can help you achieve your farming goals.

Competition time - Win a hamper of Lely merchandise!

Do you want to get your hands on some special prizes including a trip for two to a robotic farm? Fill out your details below and you will be in with a chance to win some great prizes!

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Competition details and prizes

We've got a number of prizes up for grabs for three lucky winners! All winners will be selected at random on 8th November 2021 and will win one of the following prizes: 

  • First prize: A free trip for two people to a Lely robotic farm within UK & Ireland
  • Second prize: Lely merchandise hamper worth £250
  • Third prize: A mini Lely merchandise hamper worth £100 
A member from our Lely Marketing team will contact you directly if you have won and how to claim your prize on the 8th of November. Please ensure all information you enter on the form is up to date and correct. 
Please note: All competition entries must be made before the 31st of October in order to be eligible for the prize draw. Any entries made after the 31st of October will not count. For full details please read our Terms & Conditions

Build your own Lely Astronaut

Where are you at today and where do you want to go? We invite you to examine your ambitions and goals. How does your dairy farm perform at its best? The Astronaut can be put together according to individual wishes and goals.

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Add precision to reproduction

Repro choice

To be in control of your farm, you rely on reproduction. Get an extra set of eyes to get your cows pregnant. Add accuracy to reproduction and you will be able to see the cows in heat and inseminate them at the right moment. It will boost your conception rate and will save you lots of time.

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Know your cows

Cow health choice

Taking care of your most valuable possession: your cows. Healthy cows save costs, time and drive milk production. Get more control on cow health and make the right decisions with advanced sensors and easy to use information. This will secure your revenues.

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Secure udder health

Udder control choice

Good quality milk comes from a healthy udder. Get clear insights about udder health and understand when to take action. Have bacteria eliminated and cross contamination avoided before each milking. Get a grip on your udder health and reduce your costs.

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Operate on feed efficiency

Feed choice

Feed is one of the main expenses on a dairy farm. Therefore, feed each cow to its actual needs and operate on feed efficiency. Get the possibility to feed more advanced rations even in combination with liquid feed.

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Support your grazing strategy

Grazing choice

Grazing is the most natural way the cows get fed. Grazing positively impacts cow welfare and health. Get healthy happy cows out in the field while having full control of your milk production

Hoof Health

Improve hoof health

Hoof health choice

Good hoof health is important to the well-being of cows and dairy farms. In order to be able to move freely, the cow must have healthy hooves. With healthy hooves she can do as she pleases in the barn or in the field: rest, feed, drink or visit the milking robot.

Support at every step of the way

Always the right advice


Before the Astronaut comes into operation, we help you prepare your farm for automatic milking. This includes, for example, a training course on how to operate the robot and the associated management system. It also includes advice on how to design the barn, feeding and well-being of the cows.


Before the Astronaut comes into operation, we help you prepare your farm for automatic milking. This includes, for example, a training course on how to operate the robot and the associated management system. It also includes advice on how to design the barn, feeding and well-being of the cows.


Even once everything is working perfectly, we continue to offer support and guidance. Of course, we are always interested in knowing how happy you are and whether there are any improvements we could help with. We continually provide analysis and advice to ensure the best possible result.

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