Sept. 23, 2022
Lely Exos nominated for the DLG Agrifuture Concept Winner 2022
Maassluis, 22 September 2022 – Lely Exos, the world’s first concept for fully autonomous harvesting and feeding of fresh grass, has been nominated for the DLG Agrifuture Concept Winner 2022. With Exos, Lely introduced an innovation in 2020 that is fully compatible with the transition to sustainable and circular dairy farming. Exos enables dairy farmers to use a large part of their grassland to produce fresh feed. This results in a more efficient use of nutritional value of their roughage and more milk in the tank while saving labour and feed costs.
June 30, 2022
King Willem Alexander opens renewed Lely Campus in Maassluis
Lely works on future-proof dairy farming on premises doubled in size
Today, in the presence of, among others, Henk Staghouwer (Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality), His Majesty King Willem Alexander opened the renewed Lely Campus in Maassluis. Lely, the market leader in automated systems for dairy farmers, has doubled its surface for office and factory work. As a result, there is even more room for producing sustainable, innovative solutions for dairy farming. The building is BREAAM outstanding certified, making it one of the top most sustainable offices in Europe. During a guided tour, H.M. King Willem Alexander explored how products are being developed on the Lely Campus for the dairy farm of the future, in which sustainability and circularity play a central role.
March 8, 2022
Lely shows resilience with a solid performance in 2021
Today, Lely reports its 2021 annual results with a total of €611 million turnover.
Dec. 15, 2021
Lely Orbiter now also delivers yoghurt directly from farm to supermarket
Since 2018, the Lely Orbiter has enabled farmers to deliver their milk directly from the farm to the supermarket. From now on, it is also possible to produce yoghurt with Lely's on-farm dairy processor. Earlier this year, the addition of new functionalities made it possible for farmers to produce cream as well. The continuous development of the Orbiter enables farmers to get the most out of their milk.
Oct. 1, 2021
New circular barn system for livestock reduces nitrogen emissions by more than 70%
Lely Sphere officially recognised (RAV)
Nitrogen emissions from livestock can be significantly reduced by using the Lely Sphere circular barn system. From October 1, the Lely Sphere barn system has been officially recognised and added to the Dutch RAV-list (The Netherlands Livestock Farming Ammonia Regulation) – a requirement to obtain a permit in accordance with the Low-Emission Housing Decree. The provisional emission factor for the Lely Sphere is 3.6kg NH3 per animal space per year, reducing emissions by more than 70% compared to barns with traditional slatted floors, which emit 13kg NH3 per animal space per year. Thanks to this reduction, the Lely Sphere offers a key solution to the sector’s nitrogen problem.
Oct. 1, 2021
Fourth Lely Orbiter mini dairy factory installed
Expanding activities increases the profitability of livestock farming
Today, the Lely Orbiter was installed at the Rotgans family farm in Hippolytushoef, the Netherlands. Reijer Rotgans is the fourth farmer to process milk via the automatic dairy processor. Using the ‘Mijn Melk' (My Milk) label, he now distributes dairy products straight from the farm to supermarkets and consumers. Rotgans has increased the value of the herd’s milk thanks to this innovation and is serving the growing consumer demand for local products.