Welcome to the our blog section where we bring you the latest innovations, views and expert opinions allowing you to gain valuable insights to help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
Early weight gain for calves pays off
Introducing ad-lib feeding for dairy calves helps boost pre-weaning weight gain and profitability of the herd says Lely vet and Head of Farm Management Support Mike Steele. It’s no surprise then, that he is a big fan of the Lely Calm calf feeder, which makes ad-lib feeding and monitoring of calves easy!
Frequent feed pushing brings health & welfare gains
The benefits of reduced labour requirements and running costs that Lely Juno brings dairy and beef enterprises are clear, but Customer Solutions Manager Stewart McAlister encourages farmers to consider the health and welfare gains too.
Welcoming Afrik McAvoy
Afrik McAvoy joined the Lely Atlantic team for a year-long student placement earlier this year. We caught up with her to find out her plans for the year - and beyond.
Has the perception of women changed in the agricultural industry?
For decades women were under-appreciated for their pivotal role in agriculture industry, but thankfully this is changing. At Lely there has never been any doubt that women are an integral part of our team and our mission of caring for cows and farmers across the world.
What is Lely Horizon?
Lely unveiled its new farm management software programme Horizon to GB and Ireland in 2021, but what can it do and why should Lely farmers upgrade to the new system? Olivia Edgerton, Farm Management Support & Horizon Specialist for Lely Atlantic explains all.
Cow health, Feeding
Why Smart Feeding pays off
Accuracy and consistency are what is needed in the nutrition world to achieve maximum output and health standards, it is not uncommon to see three different rations on farms. One that is formulated by the feed advisor for each group of animals, another one for what is dispensed at the feed fence and the other one is what the animals consume. Rations can be altered by human intervention, equipment error or the cows sorting feed. When human intervention is removed from the equation, it results in accuracy and consistency. Most farms with automated feeding systems achieve an accuracy of 95% to 99%, meaning the ration that is called for on paper is accurately delivered at 95% plus accuracy all day, every day. With having such accurate live data, you can rest assured that what has been formulated and advised is actually being delivered.