Welcome to the our blog section where we bring you the latest innovations, views and expert opinions allowing you to gain valuable insights to help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
What is Lely Horizon?
Lely unveiled its new farm management software programme Horizon to GB and Ireland in 2021, but what can it do and why should Lely farmers upgrade to the new system? Olivia Edgerton, Farm Management Support & Horizon Specialist for Lely Atlantic explains all.
Cow health, Feeding
Why Smart Feeding pays off
Accuracy and consistency are what is needed in the nutrition world to achieve maximum output and health standards, it is not uncommon to see three different rations on farms. One that is formulated by the feed advisor for each group of animals, another one for what is dispensed at the feed fence and the other one is what the animals consume. Rations can be altered by human intervention, equipment error or the cows sorting feed. When human intervention is removed from the equation, it results in accuracy and consistency. Most farms with automated feeding systems achieve an accuracy of 95% to 99%, meaning the ration that is called for on paper is accurately delivered at 95% plus accuracy all day, every day. With having such accurate live data, you can rest assured that what has been formulated and advised is actually being delivered.
Management, Cow health, Housing and caring
Lely Discovery manure scraping robot is a sound financial decision
With the ongoing squeeze on profitability more farmers than ever are finding that the Lely Discovery manure scraping robot is a sound financial decision. Christian Nightingale, Commercial Sales Support (Barn Equipment) for Lely Atlantic tells us more.
Advice for buying used robots
Buying ‘preloved’ Lely robots may be a good option for new entrants or where capital outlay is an obstacle. However just as with buying new, research is essential to avoid expensive mistakes, as Lely Atlantic’s Aftersales Manager Thomas Nugent explains.
Management, Dairy XL
Part Two - Lely Dairy XL - Helping larger herds excel
How does the Dairy XL team work with the farm and Lely colleagues to deliver the best solutions to meet business goals? Lely Atlantic’s Dairy XL Manager Ben Nottage tells us more in part 2 of our blog.