With well over 40 years of farming under his belt, Graham is certain the decision to fill the pit of his 20 year old 24 aside Herringbone shed and replace it with four Lely Astronaut A4 milking robots is the right one for him and his family.
No stranger to the ins and outs of farming, Graham has spent over 40 years farming in various regions of New Zealand before the decision was made to sell the majority of his sheep and beef farm (keeping 55 hectares to use as a run-off). North bound Graham has been spending the past couple of seasons developing a 200 hectare dairy which isn’t only environmentally friendly; it’s now also future proof. Thanks to the Lely Astronaut robotic milking system.
Change to the Lely Astronaut
On his Northland dairy farm, Graham eagerly awaited the installation of his red robots to help him better monitor his 200 dairy cows, saying “the advent of higher technology and systems makes the need for automation more prevalent. Individual cow analysis versus whole herd analysis is the most progressive reason behind the change to Lely robots”. Looking at his options when it came to converting his shed, Graham chose Lely as he believed “Lely to be the more forward thinking company in comparison to its competitors. I think in a very short time everyone will need to know more about their cows and robotics allow for that”.