The Sampler for Lely Astronaut has a capacity of 60, 72 or 90 samples, with the choice between 72 or 90 determined by the type of bottle. The device is ICAR-certified (network of milk control organisations), developed by a French partner and already in use and proven to be a success in various countries. With the Sampler for Lely Astronaut, Lely contributes to a universal sampling device for the Milk Recording Organization. The sampler can be used in combination with all major robotic milking systems.
Lely offers the device in EU countries and North America through its network of Lely Centers that also provide the service. New countries will be added in the future, as well as a model with the capacity of 132 samples. The sampler is available since mid-January.
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.