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With the Lely Astronaut A5, you achieve optimal freedom of movement for your cows. With free cow traffic, the cows decide themselves when to eat, drink, relax or be milked. Features such as the hybrid arm and the I-flow concept contribute to the cows’ natural rhythm and increase the milking robot’s capacity. A healthy and stress-free cow means more milk in the tank.
Every farmer is looking for a significantly lower cost per kilogram of milk produced. This Astronaut is built with a limited number of fast and decisive electrical movements, making it highly energy efficient. Due to the innovative hybrid arm, energy consumption goes down while performance increases - faster and secure attachment with a larger reach.
One display is all you need for an easy first milking. The user-friendly interface makes it easy to find your way around dashboards, tasks, alerts, predictions, information and important reports. Automatic milking as it should be, giving you the time to enjoy farming while having total control over your herd. Providing the best usability, accessibility and serviceability, all in one system.
The Lely Astronaut A5 is designed with a focus on longevity and reliability. The more you can rely on the Astronaut, the better you can make use of the saved hours and flexibility. To be outstanding in terms of reliability and uptime, we eliminated critical components and extended the lifetime of others. This Astronaut is built for peace of mind.
Where are you at today and where do you want to go? We invite you to examine your ambitions and goals. How does your dairy farm perform at its best? The Astronaut can be put together according to individual wishes and goals. We have six of these:
To be in control of your farm, you rely on reproduction. Get an extra set of eyes to get your cows pregnant. Add accuracy to reproduction and you will be able to see the cows in heat and inseminate them at the right moment. It will boost your conception rate and will save you lots of time.
Cow health choice
Taking care of your most valuable possession: your cows. Healthy cows save costs, time and drive milk production. Get more control on cow health and make the right decisions with advanced sensors and easy to use information. This will secure your revenues.
Udder control choice
Good quality milk comes from a healthy udder. Get clear insights about udder health and understand when to take action. Have bacteria eliminated and cross contamination avoided before each milking. Get a grip on your udder health and reduce your costs.
Feed is one of the main expenses on a cattle farm. Therefore, feed each cow to its actual needs and operate on feed efficiency. Get the possibility to feed more advanced rations even in combination with liquid feed.
Grazing is the most natural way the cows get fed. Grazing positively impacts cow welfare and health. Get healthy happy cows out in the field while having full control of your milk production
High-quality milk in the tank is what every dairy farm is all about. Those who opt for automatic milking with the Lely Astronaut are assured of this. From cleaning and treating udders, milk quality controls, milk transport, cooling and the robot cleaning system: everything is designed to guarantee good-quality milk.
Questions about finance? We will be glad to help and advise you.
Regardless of the date or time, you have technical support 24/7.
When the barn equipment is working, we are there to further optimise it.
Before the Astronaut comes into operation, we help you prepare your farm for automatic milking. This includes, for example, a training course on how to operate the robot and the associated management system. It also includes advice on how to design the barn, feeding and well-being of the cows.
When the Astronaut is delivered, the robot is first extensively checked. Milking only starts once everything is accurate, down to the last detail. During the initial milking, the first step after installation, we give you intensive support. Support is available 24/7.
Even once everything is working perfectly, we continue to offer support and guidance. Of course, we are always interested in knowing how happy you are and whether there are any improvements we could help with. We continually provide analysis and advice to ensure the best possible result.
‘We farm a way bit differently to the normal traditional New Zealand farm as we house our cows inside, we milk them by the Lely Astronaut and we see it's something that's going to expand in the future’
‘We would have never gone into dairy farming if it was not for Automatic Milking systems’
‘If we hadn't put in the robot we wouldn't be dairy farming now. Robots have given us freedom and taken the stress away. Its entirely different lifestyle and are user-friendly for the next generation’
With Lely Consumables you can quickly and easily buy the right cleaning and maintenance products for clean and efficient barn equipment, a hygienic barn and correct cow care. You can also buy original wear parts for our barn products.More about Lely Consumables
Producing high-quality milk requires time and care. It requires healthy and happy cows. It requires making the right choices. Choices that fit in with you and your goals. Our solutions for automatic milking help you make the right decisions for attaining these goals.