Increased milk value
"The Orbiter makes own dairy production lucrative," says Corina van Mourik, Sales Manager Lely Orbiter. "By eliminating several steps in the logistics chain, the final product reaches the end user directly from the farm and the product is therefore fresher. In this way, the Orbiter offers an answer to the growing demand for local, sustainable and fresh products. By adding cream to the portfolio, which has a higher price per liter compared to milk, the Orbiter significantly increases the value of cow's milk for farmers."
High-quality cream production
With the introduction of semi-skimmed milk in 2020, it was already possible for the Lely Orbiter to separate milk and cream. The whole milk is partially skimmed to a fat percentage of 1.7%. The cream that remains has a minimum fat percentage of 35%. The Lely Orbiter stores both products separately, without further additions. The cream is then pasteurized at 84 degrees Celsius. The cream is not homogenized. By choosing a higher fat percentage, it’s easier to whip the cream and it stays stiff for longer. This makes it an attractive product for confectioners, pastry chefs and ice cream makers. The Orbiter's operates 24/7 and meets the highest food safety standards.
Sustainable and profitable
The Orbiter fits seamlessly into Lely's mission to support farmers in organizing their business in a sustainable and profitable way. The Oostdam family, Orbiter users from the very beginning, is the first company that has started with the production of cream and sees a lot of potential.
March 24, 2021
New Lely Vector features keep farmers future-proof
What's the secret behind the success of the Lely Vector automatic feeding system? Continuous innovation and further development, based on expertise and excellence. With the latest features added to the system, Lely is helping farmers stay profitable, sustainable and future-proof. The Lely Vector is now successfully used in a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms in 31 countries. This year, the system celebrates its 10th anniversary.
March 17, 2021
Lely and ID Agro enter into a partnership for modular feed kitchens
After jointly introducing the first modular feed kitchen in 2017, robot manufacturer Lely and barn innovator ID Agro have now entered into an official partnership. In recent years, both specialists have continued work on the system to ensure it is an even better match for Lely's Vector feeding system. With this partnership, both organisations have given the green flag to distribute the modular feed kitchen via the Lely Center network. This allows ID Agro to expand its sales market, while Lely Centers can offer their customers a complete automatic feeding system. For livestock farmers, it means a shorter turnaround time and further direct communication lines during the planning and installation of the Vector system.
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.
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.
Nov. 9, 2020
New feed grabber for the Lely Vector feeding system
Lely introduces a new feed grabber for the Lely Vector automatic feeding system. The feed grabber hangs in the feed kitchen and is used to load the mixing and feeding robot with an accuracy of up to 98%. The new design improves both the functionality and lifetime of the feed grabber bucket, and the maintenance costs.
Sept. 30, 2020
Lely improves the feed accuracy, capacity, mixing and cutting quality of the Vector feeding system
Lely introduces a faster auger motor for the Vector feeding system. The higher rotational speed of the auger improves the mixing and cutting quality. As a result, less mixing time is required, which increases the capacity of the feeding system. The faster auger motor also empties the mixing tub better. This increases the feed accuracy of the next ration.