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.
Shakerbox - how to use?
A dairy cow ration often contains different feedstuffs, each with its own characteristics. Therefore, it is not always an easy job to create a well-mixed ration. If you want to measure the mixing quality of the ration, you can use a particle separator box. Later in this article you can learn more about how to use the tool and how to judge the outcome.
Cow health, Milking
Solving mastitis [3/5] the battle against pathogens
In the last two articles, we talked about udder health. When the first line of defence is breached, in this case the teat and udder skin, there is the possibility for pathogens to invade the udder and cause subclinical, clinical and chronic mastitis. To eradicate the pathogen efficiently, you have to:
T4C & InHerd
An important sign that a cow has a serious health issue is when she suddenly stops eating and/or ruminating. Following the Lely T4C release in April 2020, we are able to inform the farmer about cows showing no rumination and/or eating activity via an extra parameter in the T4C health report.
Cow health, Milking
The Lely MQC-C: a promising on-farm tool for udder health
The somatic cell count (SCC) is a common benchmark used in mastitis management. Testing of the SCC of composite cow milk is done every 3 weeks to 6 weeks. Additional measurements between milk controls can help with the early detection of changes in udder health. Therefore,
As a farmer, you want the best quality of feed possible for your cows. You want roughage with a good nutritional value that can be optimally utilised by the rumen. Fertilisation of the pasture, type of grass, the moment of mowing and also the harvesting process itself are all important points for creating good-quality feed.