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our 2,000th Lely Astronaut customer
Brendan Greene farms with his Dad and Uncle in Dysart, Co. Laois, Ireland on a 41 acre block with another outblock of 60 acres closeby. Brendan and his family began considering moving from beef to dairy in 2018. He began his research by milking cows in New Zeland for 3 months to really see if he liked it. Brendan had also previous experience on a robot farm after working on his neighbour’s dairy farm. He enjoyed conventional milking but wanted the flexibility of the robot so they could continue with their tillage and contracting enterprises. The family sold their beef stock to convert to dairy and installed the Astronaut A5 in February 2020. Becoming the 2,000th Astronaut customer across the UK and Ireland.
Brendan advises anyone considering upgrading their milking parlour to consider robots and talk to farmers who have them. "Keep an open mind and see as many robotic farms as you can before you decide. Backup support was key in our decision making and back up from our local Lely Center Mullingar is excellent."
the Lely Astronaut A5
With the Lely Astronaut A5 automatic milking machine, you achieve optimal freedom of movement for your cows. With free cow traffic, your cows decide themselves when to eat, drink, relax or be milked. Features such as the hybrid arm and the I-flow concept contribute to the cows’ natural rhythm and increase the milking robot’s capacity. A healthy and stress-free cow means more milk in the tank.
Curious to know more about the Lely Astronaut A5? Feel free to download the brochure.
Producing high-quality milk requires time and care. It requires healthy and happy cows. It requires making the right choices. Choices that fit in with you and your goals. Our solutions for automatic milking help you make the right decisions for attaining these goals.