The milking robot is the ideal place to supplement the PMR (Partial Mixed Ration) at the feeding fence with individual portions per cow. The taste of this concentrate is an extra incentive for many cows to visit the milking robot. With the Commodity feeder, Lely now offers the standard solution in order to saving feed costs.
By using loose raw materials - such as barley, oats, corn or a combination - instead of the relatively expensive compound feed, it is possible to feed more economically. Especially for self-sufficient dairy farms, this solution can result in considerable savings.. In addition, the farm is less dependent on feed processors and price fluctuations.
The operation of the system depends on the dry matter percentage, the particle size and the stickiness of the feed type. The Commodity feeder is also available as an upgrade kit and can easily be mounted on already installed Lely Astronaut robots of the A5 and A4 types (in operation from July 2013). The upgrade kit is now available from the local Lely Centers.
March 8, 2021
Lely produces 1,000th Vector automatic feeding system
Lely produced the 1000th Vector feeding system today. A special milestone, as they have doubled production in the past three years. The Vector feeding system is now used in 31 countries on a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms. The 1000th Vector is on its way to Società Agricola Rendena San Michele's dairy farm in Italy, to feed a herd of 117 to 130 lactating cows plus associated young stock, heifers and dry cows.
March 5, 2021
Lely launches second edition of Feed the Future
Lely, the leading supplier of robotics and management systems for dairy farming, announces that applications for the Feed the Future Challenge 2021 are now open. The Feed the Future Challenge 2021 will be supported by Rockstart, global accelerator-VC, who will play a key role in scouting and selecting the startups to work with Lely. The 2021 edition, which calls on the next generation of tech pioneers to revolutionize the dairy industry with their technological solutions, comes after the two companies successfully collaborated to produce the first edition of the challenge in 2019. Startups can apply for the Feed the Future Challenge from March 3 to May 15, 2021. The winners will have the opportunity to run a pilot with Lely.