If your area is affected, you should take a look at the feeding settings of your farms to make sure the cow is able to satisfy her feed needs. While visiting a farm, it is advised to address this issue to make sure the farmer adjusts his or hers feeding management to this dry period. This could be, depending on the ration on the feed fence, to increase the concentrates intake in the Astronaut, to change the type of concentrates or to discuss the issue with the feed advisor of the farmer.
Next to the feeding settings, it is also good to think about the grassland. The management of the grassland could be adjusted to make sure the roughage is of good quality for the next year by for example over seed some grass. Check the effects of the drought on the grassland and what changes are needed in grass management to help the farmer produce high quality roughage next year.
Lely robots are proving invaluable at college farm
Just two months after their arrival at Plumpton College, the Lely Juno and Discovery Collector are proving their worth – contributing to increased yield and reduced labour and bedding costs while giving students valuable experience of Lely technology. They will be joined by two A5 Astronaut milking robots later in the year.
Cow health, Consumables
Lely Consumables - quality you can rely on
Alongside its well-known ranges of farm automation products Lely offers a large portfolio of consumables. We ask Lely Atlantic’s Aftermarket Manager Thomas Nugent to tell us more about them and why they deserve a place in every Lely farm’s budget.