Open Day: 16th August 2022 at 11:30am

Join us at our upcoming Open Day in Rathmore and see 2x Lely Astronaut A5 in action. Learn how the Hickey family have seen the benefits for themselves and their cows since going automated. 

"We have flexibility that we never had before, and it takes some amount of pressure off at the busier times of the year "  Denis Hickey

More about the Open Day

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Denis and Dermot Hickey (pictured left) are a father and son partnership farming on the Cork side of the border village of Rathmore.  The Open Day discussion will be around the Lely Astronauts A5 and how the family came to the decision to go automated. 

In 2018 the family were milking 70 cows on a 10 unit milking parlour. When the time came to upgrade, Denis and Dermot looked at all options available to them. With a very tight grazing block of 23 hectares, they wanted to maximise grass and production.

Find out how the family came to the decision to go automated and learn how Lely Center Mitchelstown helped with the transition.

"We received great back up and support from the team at Lely Center Mitchelstown from day one which made the transition a lot easier and now we are delighted with the results.” 


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Learn more about automatic milking

We believe that automated milking systems have numerous advantages over traditional parlours from the improved welfare of your herd to better efficiency as well as a host of practical benefits.

The Lely Astronaut A5 is the new milestone in automatic milking. It's an evolution that incorporates everything we have learnt over the past 25 years since we invented automatic milking. We looked at our cows, we listened to our customers and we stuck to proven practices, but we also completely redesigned every part of the system.


About Us


Lely Center Mitchelstown are your robotic milking, feeding and cleaning specialists in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, South Tipp, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny.

Contact us on:

Mitchelstown Business Park,
Unit 1, Block A,
Dublin Road,
Co. Cork,
P67 XK83.
Call us on: 025 41665