1. After implementation 61% of the farmers experienced timesaving to feed their animals. The ‘not indicated’ percentage is of the farms that had the Lely Vector for a short time. It was too early to draw a conclusion for them.
2. 50% of the farmers observed an increased growth of their calves in comparison with the normal growth of the calves.
3. The quality of the meat of the calves increased at least one score or higher for 50% of the farmers.
4. The farmers observed that their calves were more relaxed.
5. The farmers experienced more flexibility to schedule their day.
6. 85% of the farmers recommend Lely Vector to other farmers.
Overall, we can conclude from this research that the Lely Vector has a positive effect on the farms. Moreover, the farmers explained they were satisfied with the Lely Vector even though this was not possible to validate yet.
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.