Farm Open Days

Join us at our upcoming Farm Open Days in Cork & Limerick and see a Lely Astronaut A5 in action.
Learn how our automated milking process has huge benefits to both milk production and lifestyle.  


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John Ring

Friday 17th November 11.30am
Coolowen, Blarney, T23 D954, Co. Cork 

John Ring is the fifth generation of his family to live and farm on at Coolowen, near Blarney in County Cork where he milks140 British Friesian cows. Just over two years ago, John had two Lely Astronauts installed, “The Lely Astronaut and Grazeway has been a gamechanger for us. Pat and myself adapted to it, the cows adapted to it and we haven’t look back since. 

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John Curtin

Saturday 18th November 11.30am
Rosstemple, Athlacca, V35EO29 Co. Limerick

John, who farms near the village of Athlacca, Co. Limerick is the owner of the highly accredited Rosstemple herd of pedigree Holsteins. He started milking his herd of 65 cows with a Lely Astronaut A5 in April 2022. “Things are a lot more flexible now, with 5 young ones they need to be brought here, there and everywhere and now, it’s just so much easier.”

More about the Open Days

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Our open day will consist of a welcome and overview of each farm's KPIs: cow numbers, milking platform size, system, history, and herd performance.

The remainder of the day will go through:

  • Farm management and support
  • Infrastructure on the farm and installation
  • Cost of ownership
  • Maintenance

These topics will be covered through talks from our project coordinator, farm management support advisors, and technicians.

Opportunities for discussion and to ask questions throughout the day. 

Refreshments were provided on the day. 

Goodie bags are available for those who pre-register their attendance. 


Register here

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 and Limerick. 

Contact us on:

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