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.
March 24, 2021
New Lely Vector features keep farmers future-proof
What's the secret behind the success of the Lely Vector automatic feeding system? Continuous innovation and further development, based on expertise and excellence. With the latest features added to the system, Lely is helping farmers stay profitable, sustainable and future-proof. The Lely Vector is now successfully used in a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms in 31 countries. This year, the system celebrates its 10th anniversary.
March 17, 2021
Lely and ID Agro enter into a partnership for modular feed kitchens
After jointly introducing the first modular feed kitchen in 2017, robot manufacturer Lely and barn innovator ID Agro have now entered into an official partnership. In recent years, both specialists have continued work on the system to ensure it is an even better match for Lely's Vector feeding system. With this partnership, both organisations have given the green flag to distribute the modular feed kitchen via the Lely Center network. This allows ID Agro to expand its sales market, while Lely Centers can offer their customers a complete automatic feeding system. For livestock farmers, it means a shorter turnaround time and further direct communication lines during the planning and installation of the Vector system.
March 11, 2021
Lely reports solid growth in 2020
An excellent performance in a dynamic and challenging year
Despite COVID-19, 2020 was another strong year for Lely with record-breaking sales of € 615 million (€ 606 million in 2019). This growth in turnover is a result of the continuously increasing worldwide adoption of dairy automation. Next to the established markets in Europe and North America, additional growth came from Asia and Latin America. Main driver behind this strong development was the success of the robotic products, especially the Lely Astronaut A5 milking robot. Next to milking, ever increasing numbers of farmers are now also investing in Lely’s robotic feeding and manure handling solutions. Furthermore, a growing base of installed robots also resulted in strong sales growth of consumables and services.
March 8, 2021
Lely produces 1,000th Vector automatic feeding system
Lely produced the 1000th Vector feeding system today. A special milestone, as they have doubled production in the past three years. The Vector feeding system is now used in 31 countries on a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms. The 1000th Vector is on its way to Società Agricola Rendena San Michele's dairy farm in Italy, to feed a herd of 117 to 130 lactating cows plus associated young stock, heifers and dry cows.