Our Farm Management Support specialists continuously investigate how to improve the milking process even further. They do this by running tests in the barn while using our customers’ knowledge of the Lely barn solutions. In this way they gain valuable insights, which help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Cow health, Milking
Replacing or complementing human senses to monitor animal health
‘Sensor technology is already embedded in automatic milking, but this is about to develop further in the near future. Both farmers and advisors need to anticipate how they can use the information provided to the maximum’, according to Dr Claudia Kamphuis from Wageningen University.
Management, Cow health
When temperatures drop cows start to grow thicker hair to protect them against the winter cold. This makes them sweat, and excessive hair growth on the udder and tail may also impair robot efficiency. Cows’ tails are usually shaved mechanically using a shaver. There are two options for removing hair from the udder: shaving or singeing (flame clipping).
Management, Cow health, Milking
Klebsiella mastitis; assassin in your herd?
Klebsiella mastitis is increasingly common in the USA, the Netherlands and some other countries. Klebsiella is a Gram negative bacterium very similar to Escherichia coli. Both types of mastitis originate from the environment and infections can be fatal.
Management, T4C & InHerd
T4C location settings; why and how?
Lely’s management systems provide essential information, for example about specific cows to be collected. However, if the exact location of the cow is unclear, the enhanced efficiency that is provided by, for instance, Lely T4C InHerd, is bound to evaporate and precious time is lost when searching cows. To prevent such situations, it is essential that the correct locations are set in Lely T4C Desktop.
Influences on fresh and high quality silage
When dinner is served and it smells bad, you will consider twice before eating and start looking for alternatives. Cows are no different; they will look, smell and single out the best ration to feed themselves. In this article we will discuss what to keep in mind during the harvesting and feeding process.
Management, Forage, Milking
The best menu for your cows
Feed strategy and management are of great influence on your herd's performance. Continuously monitor the various rations. Ask yourself the questions, what do I feed my cows, is this sufficient for the production? And how efficient are my cows using the fed ration? Find out more in this article.