The meeting focused on a few major challenges the industry faces. In his presentation, Andy Stewart (Managing Director Lely Atlantic) zoomed in on 2 of them: economic challenges for most non-aligned farmers and technical challenges on cost reduction.
Technology can help post-Brexit
By showcasing 2 remarkable customer stories, Andy shed light on the opportunities that robotic milking and farm automation can bring to the UK dairy farmers. NRM benchmark figures show – for instance – that the average milk yield per Lely cow being milked with a Lely milking robot is significantly higher. On average a Lely cow produces 2 kilo of milk / cow / day more compared to non-Lely cows.
Looking at the number of UK dairy farmers not (yet) milking with a robot showed clearly the potential of UK dairy farmers to become more productive and cost efficient.
Daisy the cow
All figures were explained by the story of Daisy the cow in a barn built on the Lely principles for free cow traffic. A happy cow who can walk towards the milking robot whenever she needs to. After she gets milked, there is time to socialize with her friends, there’s plenty of fresh food and water, enough space to lie down, rest and ruminate. And she also has the freedom to go outside for grazing the juice green fields.
Daisy is a happy cow. And so are here friends. This happy herd makes the farmer happier and also the staff.
More information about Daisy and the way she lives?
Are you interested to learn more about the opportunities technology can bring to your dairy farm? Feel free to contact Andy and his team at Lely Atlantic. They’ll be more than happy to inform you about automatic milking and farm automation.
Lely Atlantic Ltd.
Cambridgeshire PE19 1QH
Tel: +44 (0) 1480 226 800