Our Farm Management Support specialists continuously investigate how to improve the milking process even further. They do this by running tests in the barn while using our customers’ knowledge of the Lely barn solutions. In this way they gain valuable insights, which help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
10 reasons to buy the Lely Vector system
We celebrated 10 years of the Lely Vector in March, the same month that the 1000th feeding and mixing robot rolled off the production line. There have been many innovations to the Vector over the years, bringing even better performance and results based on the same smart feeding principal of ensuring fresh feed is available for your herd 24/7. Here we give 10 compelling reasons why Lely Vector deserves a place on your farm:
Management, Grazing, T4C & InHerd
Myths about robotic milking - Part 2
In the second of our two-part series we look at three more perceptions or myths that may be preventing dairy farmers from investing in robotic milking.
Myths about robotic milking - Part 1
Dairy farmers who invest in the Lely Astronaut milking robot often say that they wish they’d done it sooner. Benefits including increased milk production, better flexibility and work-life balance are all regularly fed back to Lely Centers by customers. Here we tackle the first two of five common myths about Lely robotic milking equipment: “The initial investment is not affordable”, “They are expensive to run and might bring unexpected bills”.
Long drought period leads to adjustments of feed settings
Many countries have experienced a long dry period that challenged farmers to produce a good quality of roughage and in some cases no roughage at all. This resulted in a lack of roughage and reduced ingredients content in some areas.
Research – Performance of beef cattle farms after implementation of Lely Vector
From February until June 2018, Inge Vis and Anouk Andriessen, two students of Aeres Hogeschool Dronten, executed a research on the performance of beef cattle farms in the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Italy after implementation of the Lely Vector. Within these four months, they visited twelve beef cattle farms and discussed the differences noticed by the farmer before and after the implementation of Lely Vector.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Tips & Tricks
T4C Update 3.10
The new 3.10 update allows every T4C user to choose the animal’s location manually. Moreover, the measurements and the presentation of the data of QWES ISO LD and Smarttag are developed, setting pages are clearer and T4C has a new layout corresponding to the corporate identity.