Join us

Join us on 21st August from 11am to 3.30pm at Stublach Farm, Byley, Cheshire, CW10 9NE for an exclusive Lely Vector Open Day.

Since installing their new Lely Vector automated feeding system in March 2019, the Oakes family have seen incredible results in terms of milk production and labour reduction. Join us at Stublach Farm on 21st August to find out more about Smart Feeding with the Lely Vector and listen to farmer interviews, watch product demonstrations and enjoy watching some of the most prominent dairy and beef nutritionists in the UK and Ireland debate feeding strategies and techniques.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, so please register to make sure we can cater for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Event programme

11.00am - Welcome and refreshments

11.30am - Interview with Anthony Oakes of Stublach Farm, followed by Q+A session

12.15pm - Lely Vector demonstration and farm tour

1.00pm   - Lunch

2.00pm   - 'The future of feeding' panel discussion with Hefin Richards, Will Tulley and Ciaran Conway

3.30pm   - Open Day ends

'The future of feeding' guest speakers

Hefin Richards of Rumenation

Hefin Richards


Hefin comes from a livestock farming background and, after completing his B.Sc.(Hons) in Agriculture at Harper Adams - where he specialised in ruminant livestock production, he decided to pursue a career in livestock nutrition. Hefin formed Profeed Nutrition Consultancy as an independent, farm-focused advisory business. Rumenation now works with progressive dairy units totaling over 14,000 cows, as well as a number of medium and large scale beef units.

Willy Tulley, Evidence Group

Will Tulley

Evidence Group

After undertaking his degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, Will was a practicing veterinary surgeon for many years, before becoming an Associate Veterinarian at Tyndale Farm Veterinary Practice in Gloucester. Will then moved to New Zealand in 2010, where he took the position as the Senior Lecturer in Dairy Cattle Health and Production at Massey University. In 2014, Will returned to the UK to become the Head of Farm Consultancy at Evidence Group, a specialist veterinary consultancy that is helping to develop profitable and sustainable agricultural supply chains.

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Ciaran Conway

Devenish Nutrition

Ciaran graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in Agricultural Science and went on to gain a huge amount of experience in almost every area of the animal feed trade. In 2009, Ciaran joined Devenish Nutrition and began to specialise in beef nutrition, providing expert back up to his clients in all aspects of beef cattle nutrition, management and health.

Find out more

To find out more about Lely Vector Open Day, including information about group travel and accommodation, please contact your local Lely representative:

United Kingdom: Steven Basnett +44 7818 574077

Ireland: Brian O'Riordan +353 87 936 7774

They will be able to advise you and make sure that you are able to attend the event.