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.
April 1, 2021
Lely adds flavor to milk with new feeding components
Lely has developed unique milk by adding new precursors to rations. Thanks to the link between the Vector feeding system, the Astronaut milking robot and the Orbiter milk processor, knowledge and insight has been gained about the entire process from feed to milk. The key findings were that the ration does not only affect the composition of the milk, but also the taste. The experiments also examined which feeding components had a positive and negative effect on taste.
March 30, 2021
Lely Quaress - a complete udder health portfolio
Lely has a carefully selected range of Quaress udder health products for dairy farming. With the addition of Lely Quaress Pergo, Lely introduces a complete and well-balanced udder health portfolio suitable for every situation.
March 12, 2021
Lely installs ‘Commodity feeder’ on every new Lely Astronaut A5
Lely has standardised the installation of the 'Commodity feeder' on the Lely Astronaut milking robot, which makes it possible to feed non-pelleted feed. Two years ago, the Commodity feeder was introduced as an option and it is currently used by hundreds robotic milkers worldwide.
March 4, 2021
Lely introduces new milk sampling device
Milking robot manufacturer and barn automator Lely is bringing a new milk sampling device to the market, for use in combination with milking robots. The system called ‘Sampler for Lely Astronaut’ has no electronic parts and is remarkably easy to use and maintain.
Jan. 18, 2021
Hot weather does not affect the quality of silage blocks
On behalf of Lely, the University of Milan conducted a study into the feed quality and heating of blocks of corn silage in a feed kitchen. During the days in which the study was carried out, the temperature was more than 30 ºC. However, the temperature of the corn blocks rose by only 2 ºC.