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The Lely Vector Smart Feeding System saves time while encouraging your animals' natural behaviour to improve performance. The Lely Vector Smart Feeding System delivers exact tailor-made rations for your animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, resulting in little waste and maximum performance.
While being able to feed to demand thanks to the Horizon management program's ability to record and digest data, you can be confident that all animals are cared for, giving financial value to the business and maximising animal health and wellbeing in the future.
The Lely Vector facilitates frequent feeding, which benefits animal health, fertility, and milk production. More frequent feeding ensures that there is always adequate fresh feed at the feed fence.The system prepares suitable rations for each animal type, promoting good feed intake. Cows that can eat numerous times a day have a consistent pH value in their rumen, allowing them to make greater use of the diet consumed. Cows grow faster, become more active, and visit the feed fence more frequently. This includes lower-ranking cows who no longer have to compete for food at the feed fence. The Lely Vector delivers feed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Lely Vector measures the feed height of a given group of cows precisely. It uses this data to determine when a fresh feed is required to replenish the ration. This ensures that all groups of cows have consistent access to the appropriate amount and kind of feed, which can enhance feed efficiency and nutrient utilisation.
The Lely Vector automatic feeding system mixes rations exactly formulated to each group, so that every cow receives the nutrients she needs for better health and milk production.
The Lely Vector and Lely Horizon provide real-time information about feed intake and costs. Dairy farmers can utilise this data to monitor and optimise their feeding plan, including changing diets, feed types, and the effect and performance on their cows.
The Lely Vector system is energy efficient thanks to its low power consumption and fuel savings on the farm machinery it substitutes.
The versatile Lely Vector is suitable for almost all feed types and barn layouts.
The Lely Vector saves you time because you no longer have to manually feed 7 days a week. This provides you with more freedom and less stress in your work schedule, allowing you to focus on more productive duties like planning and enhancing your feeding strategy.
The Lely Vector Smart Feeding System includes a mixing and feeding robot that is both 100% electric and totally self-contained. The robot uses modern technology to create a perfectly mixed ration, which it then transports independently to the identified feed fence. The robot precisely follows the feed fence and does not require any additional support or electrical connections.
The feed height sensor on the mixing and feeding robot measures the amount of feed at the feed fence when pushing feed. If the average feed height falls below a predetermined level, the robot replenishes the feed. This method ensures that there is never too much or too little feed and that the feed height is consistent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This improves cow health and welfare whilst also reducing expensive feed waste.
The mixing and feeding robot is easy to operate from a smartphone with the handy Lely Control app. Monitoring the results is now ever easier. The Lely Horizon management software monitors the intake of feed ingredients, providing real-time data on feed intake and efficiency.
The Lely Vector system is fully electric. The operational costs of the system are therefore potentially significantly lower than those of conventional feeding systems, making it a cost-effective solution for many farms. The batteries of the mixing and feeding robot are charged during filling and mixing, so the robot is always ready to work. Fuel is therefore no longer necessary, which further reduces the operational costs and the ecological footprint of the system.
The feed kitchen is the room where the feed is stored, selected, picked up, and loaded into the mixing and feeding robot. Fodder that has been ensiled properly stays fresh for days because it is stored in blocks. The feed kitchen promotes flexibility, as feed can be stored there for several days. The Lely Vector system includes the installation of a crane structure with a special feed grabber in the feed kitchen. This innovative feed grabber is designed to compose rations from a range of different feed blocks, bales and loose feed ingredients (such as by-products and fresh grass), so this is a very versatile ration-composition system. The feed grabber loads the different types of feed into the mixing and feeding robot by taking small quantities from the highest point of the feed blocks, so that the blocks remain compacted and fresh. If necessary, the Vector can also combine these types of feed with products from other systems, such as tower silos and dispensers, creating a highly efficient feeding process. The smart software in the system achieves a feed accuracy of the products loaded into the mixing and feeding robot of up to 98%. This helps ensure your cows enjoy optimal, consistent feed.
Lely Horizon is the management system that assists dairy farmers to streamline their work and improve the performance of their herd. It gives dairy farmers complete insight into their farming operations. Thanks to innovative features such as automatic data collection, real-time cow monitoring and custom reports, Lely Horizon provides dairy farmers with valuable insights into the health and productivity of their herd. The program is fully compatible with the Lely Vector system and other Lely products. You can easily control the Lely Vector via an app on your phone or tablet. The Lely Horizon platform displays average feed intake at both individual cow level and the entire herd, making it easier to tailor rations to the needs of each group. In the user-friendly dashboard in the app, you can define your preferred settings based on clear objectives. You can also compare milk data with feed data, which gives rapid insight into the effects of changing the ration and a constant overview of feed costs and your feeding strategy.
‘This is part one of a two part recording where we introduce the Lely Vector automatic feeding system. Feeding more frequently ensures there is always enough fresh feed at the feed fence for your cows. In this episode we speak to Mike Steele, Farm Management Support Lead at Lely who discusses how the Lely Vector can optimise growth rates, help with the work/life balance and many other benefits it can bring you and your cows.’
‘This is part two of a two part recording where we discuss the Lely Vector automatic feeding system. In this episode we are joined by Sam Jakeman, Technical Service Support at Lely, who outlines the key components of the Lely Vector system, how it operates and works, how you can define exactly the right ingredients needed to feed your herd, how it can be adjusted to meet a new or existing barn layout.’
Before the Vector comes into operation, we help you prepare your farm for automatic feeding. This includes, for example, a training course on how to operate the Vector and the associated management system. It also includes advice on well-being of the cows and how to design the barn.
When the Vector is delivered, the robot is first extensively checked. Automatic feeding only starts once everything is accurate, down to the last detail. During the initial feeding, the first step after installation, we give you intensive support. Support is available 24/7.
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.
Questions about finance? We will be glad to help and advise you.
Regardless of the date or time, you have technical support 24/7.
When the barn equipment is working, we are there to further optimise it.
The natural way to milk
An increased milk yield and overviews whenever and wherever you want them: automatic milking makes it all possible. The milking system collects data per cow on milk production and cow health. This alerts you on time to any changes, allowing you to devote your attention to the cows that need it most.
Concentrate feeder for cows that deserve a little more
Higher milk yield, improved rumen health and efficient feeding: you get all of these with the Lely Cosmix. Every cow gets the portion of concentrate that it requires. The Lely Horizon management system provides insights into the concentrate intake. In this way you get the most out of your feed strategy.
For efficient grazing
Robotic milking and grazing go hand in hand. The Lely Grazeway selection box supports efficient grazing. The cow decides whether she wants to go outside. The Grazeway indicates if this is allowed or whether the cow needs to be milked first.
Efficient feeding has a positive effect on cow health and milk yield. Mixing the right portions in the right quantities and releasing them just at the right moment requires knowledge, understanding and time. Our products for automatic feeding take on this task and are exceptionally efficient. Saving you time and ensuring the right feed at the right moment.