Thanks to the mild climate, last season Exos was able to harvest fresh grass until December Despite the dry periods in the summer, more than 2 million kilos of fresh grass was harvested at one of the test farms. Mowing at the right time encouraged the rapid regrowth of the grass, and thanks to the soil protection offered by this system the test farms could gain optimal benefits from the long growing season.
As of March this year, we started testing once more. The group of test farms is larger and more diverse. We examine, for example, the combination with grazing, which farm sizes and systems suit the Exos and how the test farms experience and use the machine.
By feeding fresh grass, dairy farmers can better utilise the nutritional value of the grass. Exos does not weigh much, making it possible to harvest grass under almost all conditions. This allows dairy farmers to produce more milk from feed from their own soil and reduce labour, mechanisation and feed costs.
July 8, 2021
Lely releases annual review 2020
Lely publishes its annual review – an online report that focuses on developments and Lely’s most important achievements and launches in 2020. We share some key figures, take you around the globe, and preview the roll-out of our sustainability programme – the first steps of which were taken in 2020. We also take the opportunity to explain our vision of future farming and offer plenty of practical examples of our solutions and working methods that underline this vision.
April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.
March 24, 2021
New Lely Vector features keep farmers future-proof
What's the secret behind the success of the Lely Vector automatic feeding system? Continuous innovation and further development, based on expertise and excellence. With the latest features added to the system, Lely is helping farmers stay profitable, sustainable and future-proof. The Lely Vector is now successfully used in a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms in 31 countries. This year, the system celebrates its 10th anniversary.