April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.
April 10, 2018
The new Lely Juno takes automatic feed pushing to the next level
At the Lely Future Farm Days, Lely announces the latest innovation in automatic feed pushing: a greatly enhanced Lely Juno. Thanks to the Juno, Lely has gained over 10 years of experience in automatic feed pushing, and six years with the Vector automatic feeding system. All of this knowledge has been harnessed to ensure this third-generation Juno is easier to implement in all kinds of barn situations, easier to operate and capable of pushing feed in multiple barns across the farm. All Lely innovations focus on the cow as the central point. By using smart technology, the new Juno ensures there is always clean feed for each individual cow, and that a positive effect on animal health, fertility and production yields financial results.
April 10, 2018
Vision on the future of dairy farming presented at Lely Future Farm Days
Lely celebrates its 70th anniversary with a look into the future dairy farm
At the Lely Future Farm Days, Lely presented its vision of the sustainable, fully robotic dairy farm, designed around the cow and committed to the principle of management by exception.
Dec. 21, 2017
Lely expands its Feeding portfolio with a Trioliet silage cutter
From 1 January 2018, Lely will include the Trioliet TU 180 XL silage cutter in its Feeding portfolio. This machine has an exceptionally high cutting capacity and is designed for even the toughest silage. Thanks to the extra 105-cm depth, the TU 180 XL is ideal for filling feed kitchens. The block contains a lot of feed and can safely be stored in the feed kitchen with no risk of dropping.
Sept. 18, 2017
Lely celebrates 25 years of robotic milking with the anniversary action ’Celebrate Generations’
On August 18, exactly 25 years ago the first milk from the Lely Astronaut flowed into the milk tank. An important step for the automation of dairy farms all over the world. This means that an entire generation of dairy farmers grew up with this form of automation. With the slogan 'Celebrate Generations' Lely would like to celebrate this milestone with a special anniversary promotion.
June 10, 2017
Healthier hooves thanks to a unique manure robot designed for cleaning solid barn floors
A clean barn floor results in less manure in the cubicles and cleaner hooves, tails and udders. This prevents hygiene-related claw and udder infections and promotes the healthy natural behaviour of the cows, which in turn lets you determine their fertility more efficiently. Today, there still isn’t a good solution for clearing solid barn floors. That is why Lely developed the Discovery 120 Collector: a revolutionary robot designed for solid floors that takes the manure away rather than scraping it. This not only results in a cleaner floor, but also prevents the cows from standing in manure up to their dew claws, as is the case when a manure scraper is used.
June 9, 2017
Agreement on request for advice and social plan
allows Lely to focus fully on agricultural robotics and data
Maassluis, 9 June 2017 – Lely´s Joint Works Council has advised on the plan announced in March of the intended sale of Lely’s Forage business and the anticipated organisational adjustments. In addition, the company and the trade unions have reached an agreement on the Social Plan. This means that the intended sale of all Forage activities – the production of forage harvesting machines – to AGCO can become effective as of 1 October 2017. After this date, Lely will continue to strengthen its leading position as an innovator in the dairy market.