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
T4C management system
Lely often states that the introduction of the milking robot has not only automated milking but that it has changed overall management on dairy farms as well. The milking robot's management program provides extensive information, allowing you to make better management decisions sooner. Thanks to the robot you collect a massive amount of data on milk, behavior and, hence, on the health of your cows. By introducing the latest version of its T4C (Time for Cows) management program, Lely now makes a next move.
Maize is the most common feed for dairy cows. As well as containing vital nutrients, the starch in maize also provides cows with the energy they need to produce milk and/or meat. When harvesting maize for whole crop silage it is essential to conserve 100% as this is your base for the coming year. This article looks at a few points that you should bear in mind.
Concept of robotic milking
Robotic milking is an important link in the food chain defined by Lely as “from grass to glass”. Managing a farm with milking robots requires a different approach compared to conventional milking. As market leader in fully automated milking, Lely has years of practical experience and research results that enable the company to give an accurate management advice for successful robotic milking.
Farm Management through Web Advice
The Farm Management Support online Web Advice application is a web service which has been designed to support you with the day-to-day farm management issues on your farm. A tool that is being discovered by more farmers around the world every day. For example, on the ‘EARL Chasseigne’ farm in France, owned and managed by Mr and Mrs Guibert. We asked them about their experiences with Web Advice.
Overcrowding and robotic milking
In herds with robotic milking, herd dynamics change over time and differ from herds with traditional milking parlors. However, the often heard comment that, due to these different dynamics, it is no longer necessary to have one cubicle and one place at the feed bunk per cow is incorrect. Especially at night and during feeding, robot herds have more or less similar dynamics as traditional herds.