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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June 11, 2020
10,000th Lely Juno feed pusher installed at Dream Hill Farm in Japan
Cornes AG Corporation, the Lely distributor in Japan, installed the 10,000th Juno feed pusher. The Juno takes over the repetitive labour of feed pushing at Dream Hill Farm. This farm started off in April with eight Lely Astronaut A5 milking robots and last week, two Juno feed pushers and another eight Astronaut milking robots were installed.
June 10, 2020
Lely appoints Supervisory Board members
Maassluis, 10 June 2020 – Following the announcement in September 2019 to set up a Supervisory Board, Lely is now pleased to introduce three out of four members.
June 1, 2020
"Cheers to World Milk day!" from us at Lely!
We at Lely say: “Cheers to World Milk day!” Today we celebrate the importance of milk as a global food. We also thank all farmers across the globe for their hard work year-round, and especially during these special times. And did you know that +3.000.000.000 kg of milk is produced in 2019 with all Lely Astronaut A5’s we have in the field?