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 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.
Management, Cow health, Milking
Improving Milk Quality
Milk quality is of paramount importance to dairy farms. In older research it was stated that the Somatic Cell Count increases after implementing automated milking on a dairy farm. However, is this still true? Recent German research has shown that both milk quality and milk production may be improved by automated milking.
Management, T4C & InHerd
The importance of heat recognition and how Lely can help with this
Cows older than 8 months will be in heat every 3 weeks. They may display clearly discernable signs of being in heat, such as being restless and more active(standing and mounting).These signs help farmers to detect that an animal is in heat. But what if cows do not display such signs clearly? For example, if they are on slippery floors where they walk very carefully, or if they display the symptoms when the farmer is not around?
How to clean your Lely robot?
Every farmer wants a Lely Astronaut milking robot with the highest performance, but what can you do to reach this? One of the most important tasks is to clean your Lely Astronaut milking robot daily! The use of good quality water and correct cleaning tools in and around the robot is of great importance.