Now that the Lely Orbiter milk processor is being put into use on more farms, it appears that the taste of My Milk was not exactly the same on every farm. With the help of the taste panel, we were able to understand which farm, cow family and cow produced milk which had the best taste. After alternations on the basis of genes, the ration turned out to be the most determining factor to the taste. It has been known for some time that the ration has a significant influence on the composition of the milk, and with this new insight it convinced Lely to start developing the ideal ration for the tastiest milk.
The first experiments with the Vector feeding system showed, among other things, that adding the right amount of raw cocoa and grasses with high sugar contents resulted in milk which tasted like conventional chocolate milk. Therefore creating a unique, natural and sustainable chocolate milk. Alternatively a tasty smoothie can be created by replacing the cocoa with fruit. Lely is currently investigating whether it is possible to make buttermilk by adding acidic feed components to the ration.
Lely wants to further expand the taste panel
More research is needed before the new flavors of My Milk find their way to the supermarkets, which is why Lely will further expand the taste panel. Panel members must meet the following criteria:
• You have an excellent sense of taste and smell
• You can express yourself in English
• Pre: Have previous experience in beer or wine tasting
• Pre: You can recognise the origin of the milk (variety and region), based on its taste, smell and colour.
You do not have to be a passionate milk drinker, education is not necessary and the working hours are flexible. Please note: a taste, smell and lactose intolerance test is part of the selection procedure. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.
If you are interested and meet the above criteria we would love to hear from you. Complete your application by Thursday the 1st of April and return it to:email@example.com.
Oct. 16, 2023
Lely and Acorn join hands to offset CO2 emissions
Lely is pleased to announce its partnership with Acorn. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions, the company will take responsibility for all emissions from its own operations in 2023. With the purchase of the Carbon Removal Units, Lely is offsetting around 7,200 tonnes of CO2 equivalents. By doing so, the family-owned company also gives a positive impetus to making agriculture more sustainable and the Carbon Removal Units generate an additional income stream for small-scale farmers.
Oct. 2, 2023
Partnership between Lely and Konrad Pumpe GmbH offers farmers more flexibility in automatic feeding
Dosing systems for the Lely Vector strengthens vision on flexible feeding
Robot manufacturer Lely and Konrad Pumpe GmbH, the innovative specialized company for plant engineering, join forces by entering an official partnership. As of October 2023, Lely will add the Konrad Pumpe GmbH dosing systems to their feeding portfolio and distribute them via the Lely Center network. This allows Konrad Pumpe GmbH to expand its business area, while Lely International enables Lely Centers to offer their farmers new possibilities in working with the Lely Vector automatic feeding system. The partnership is a result of previous collaboration while installing different dosing systems together.