Farm Open Days

18th of July - 25th of July

Lely Center Mitchelstown are delighted to welcome you to two open days this July. At each of the open days we will be going through why robots and why Lely with each farmer and talking through start up, grazing, collars, herd monitoring as well as the support offered by Lely. Our project coordination team will also be on hand to talk through building requirements and grant aid information. 

Registration is not mandatory but register now to save time and be entered into a draw to win a €100 voucher 

24.04.24 - Speer Farm, Ballybocurragh

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David Guerin

Date: 18th of July 2024

Time: 11:00am - 1pm 

Farm name & address: David Guerin, Conigar, Askeaton, Limerick, V94 C8Y9, Ireland 

David Guerin and his family; wife Geraldine, daughter Emma and son Cathal changed over to a robotic milking system in 2023, having built up the farm over the years and doing his own contracting around the farm, he wanted more flexibility and not be tied to milking times in the parlour.

David was surprised when he found how little renovations he would have to do, to facilitate the robot installation. Having just built a new shed and tank, David was able to retrofit the robot into it with minimal building work. 

“We’ve more time to get other jobs done around the yard, that we probably wouldn’t be getting done if we were milking 2 hours twice a day.”

Since install, David and his family have found the change in lifestyle fantastic, and even hectic periods such as calving have become that little bit easier. “You’re not starting a machine and trying to clean it between cows or trying to milk her by hand. You can just bring her down to the robot and the beastings is straight into a bucket

24.04.24 - Speer Farm, Ballybocurragh

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Kevin O Connor

Date: 25th of July 2024 

Time: 11:00am - 1pm 

Farm name & address: Kevin O Connor, Knocknaskeagh, Killeagh, Co Cork, P36 N209, Ireland 

Kevin and Winnie O’Connor have a 70-cow dairy farm outside Killeagh in Co. Cork, Ireland. The couple have 3 children, and Winnie works off farm as a secondary school teacher. With the demands of trying to balance family life and farming, they have decided to transition from their traditional 6-unit herringbone milking parlour to a modern Lely robotic milking system.

“I thought robots were something that would be out of my price range, I won’t lie, I thought I’d never have one – but when I sat down with my accountants, we were able to put a plan in place.”

Kevin and Winnie feel that the system has afforded them extra time with their children as they are not tied to milkings or trying to find relief milkers. With very good nieces and nephews, they can manage the system when the family are away.

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