During the pilot phase - taking 18 months in total - 60 machines were used daily. Dairy farmers extensively tested elements such as user friendliness, the software interface and - last but not least - cow comfort. At the same time, Lely developers tested the frame, did the ‘cow kick’ test and transport test.
The feedback of our customers in the pilot phase enabled us to further develop and improve the milking robot even before market introduction. We developed a unique collaboration with our customers that we enjoyed very much. We truly believe we’ve reached a new milestone in milking with the Lely Astronaut A5.
Curious to hear what our pilot customers say about the Astronaut A5? Watch the compilation video for a first impression. If you’d like to know more about the milking robot after watching the video, please feel free to contact us.
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Oct. 22, 2021
Fourth Lely Orbiter mini dairy factory installed
Expanding activities increases the profitability of livestock farming
On the 1st of October 2021 the Lely Orbiter was installed at the Rotgans family farm in Hippolytushoef, the Netherlands. Reijer Rotgans is the fourth farmer to process milk via the automatic dairy processor. Using the ‘Mijn Melk' (My Milk) label, he now distributes dairy products straight from the farm to supermarkets and consumers. Rotgans has increased the value of the herd’s milk thanks to this innovation and is serving the growing consumer demand for local products.
Oct. 11, 2021
Lely proudly announces Oculyze as winner of the second ‘Feed the Future’ challenge
Maassluis, 11 October 2021– Oculyze based in Wildau, Germany, is named as the winner of the second edition of ‘Feed the Future by Lely’. Lely is the leading supplier of robotics and data management for the dairy farm. In partnership with Rockstart - one of Europe’s first startup accelerators - Lely scouted the next generation of tech pioneers, who could innovate and improve the dairy industry with technology solutions.
Oct. 7, 2021
Autonomous harvesting and feeding of fresh grass in full development
In 2020, we launched the first concept for the fully autonomous harvesting and feeding of fresh grass: Lely Exos. This new way of feeding fresh grass is in continuing development Also this spring we have conducted comprehensive tests at various farms in order to learn as much as possible about the autonomous harvesting of fresh grass.