A DairyWise program is a journey of learning and continuous improvement. The techniques should be considered as a toolbox rather than a set of pre-set solutions. These tools can be applied to any type of practice on the farm, such as feeding and milking routines, health and reproduction tasks, and staff management.
People drive results
Success is a team effort. Therefore, the DairyWise consultant helps the entire team to evaluate the current situation, define targets as well as brainstorm on opportunities for improvements. The consultant secures a holistic approach and learns the team to recognize value and waste in their processes. All improvements will captured in protocols, evaluated and receive follow-up. If necessary. By involving the entire team, significant and long lasting results can be achieved in just a few months.
Experiences with ten different cases and circumstances on dairy farms all over the world have already proven the success of DairyWise. Besides improvements on milk production, animal health and production costs it also improved communication and made employees feel more involved and appreciated.
The DairyWise program is most relevant for dairy farms who have more than 6 months experience with four or more milking robots. For more information, please contact your local Lely Center or visit www.lely.com/dairywise.
Book: ‘Lean in farming’
At the EuroTier 2018, Nestlé and Lely jointly presented the book ‘Lean in dairy farming’, that describes a new way of looking at farm management. The book is made of two parts, an ‘Approach’ book that explains the principles of lean dairy farming and a practical ‘Guidelines’ part, which can be used to get started with this beneficial approach.
About the Lely Group
Lely, founded in 1948, is working towards a long-term, enjoyable and profitable future in the agricultural sector. The company develops high-quality robots and data systems, which put the cow first, and are designed to improve animal welfare as well as the flexibility and productivity of dairy farms.
Lely has been a leader for more than 25 years in the worldwide sale and service of automated systems to successive generations of dairy farmers. Lely is continually inspiring its employees to offer customers innovative solutions, and act as trusted partners for long-term advice and support. The Lely Group, which employs some 1,200 people, has its head office in Maassluis and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center branches in more than 40 countries offering sales and tailored services.
For more information, please contact Esther Lelij, Corporate Communications Manager at Lely International NV: firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 (0)6 8253 6989.
April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.
April 1, 2021
Lely adds flavor to milk with new feeding components
Lely has developed unique milk by adding new precursors to rations. Thanks to the link between the Vector feeding system, the Astronaut milking robot and the Orbiter milk processor, knowledge and insight has been gained about the entire process from feed to milk. The key findings were that the ration does not only affect the composition of the milk, but also the taste. The experiments also examined which feeding components had a positive and negative effect on taste.