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Introducing the feeding system that saves time and accompanies the natural rhythm of your herd in every possible way. The Lely Vector delivers precise, tailored rations that provide your cows with the correct amount of the right feed 24/7. As a result, every cow has access to fresh feed appropriate to her unique needs, at the time that suits her.
In addition to providing your herd with optimal feed, the system also gives you valuable insights into feed.This data is updated digitally, and enables you to adjust and optimise your feeding strategy as necessary. Frequent fresh feeding in combination with better insight into your herd can improve both milk yields and the health of your cows.
The Lely Vector makes frequent feeding easy, which has a positive impact on animal health, fertility and milk production. Feeding more frequently means there’s always enough fresh feed at the feed fence.The system composes appropriate rations for each group of animals as needed, which promotes fodder intake. The pH value in the rumen of cows that are able to eat multiple times day remains constant, and allows cows to make better use of the ration consumed. The cows grow better, become more active and, visit the feed fence more often. This includes calves and cows lower in the ranking, because they no longer have to compete for their feed at the feed fence. The Lely Vector is designed to provide feed 24/7.
The Lely Vector accurately measures the feed height for a specific group of cows. It uses this information to calculate when it’s time for a new feeding round to supplement the ration. This ensures all groups of cows have constant access to the right amount and type of feed, which can improve feed efficiency and utilisation of nutrients.
The Lely Vector automatic feeding system mixes ration exactly adapted to each group, so that every cow receives the nutrients she needs for better health and milk production.
The Lely Vector and Lely Horizon provide real-time insight into feed intake and feed costs. Dairy farmers can use this information to monitor and optimise their feeding strategy and to change rations, feed types and feed configurations anywhere at any time.
The Lely Vector system is energy efficient thanks to its low power consumption and fuel savings on the farm machinery it substitutes.
The versatile Lely Vector is suitable for almost all feed types and barn layouts.
The Lely Vector saves you valuable time, because you no longer have to do the feeding yourself 7 days a week. This gives you more flexibility and less stress in your work schedule, so that you can spend the time on more productive tasks such as developing and improving your feeding strategy.
The Lely Vector system is equipped with a revolutionary mixing and feeding robot, which is both 100% electric and completely autonomous. The robot relies on advanced technology to effortlessly compiles a perfectly mixed ration, which it then transports autonomously to the designated herd in the barn. The robot follows the feed fence perfectly, and doesn’t need any extra support, power cables or rails.
The mixing and feeding robot uses innovative sensor technology to move outside the barn, regardless of the weather conditions, guaranteeing fresh feed on time for each individual cow. For more convenience and better conditions for your herd, the Lely Vector can also regulate the climate in the barn by opening barn doors. This useful feature can be activated at any time via Bluetooth.
When pushing feed, the mixing and feeding robot measures the amount of feed at the feed fence with the feed height sensor. If the average feed height is lower than the pre-set level, the robot supplements the feed. This system ensures that there’s never too much or too little feed, and guarantees a consistent and optimal feed height 24/7. This benefits cow health and animal welfare, and helps reduce excess feed at the feed fence.
The mixing and feeding robot is easy to operate from a smartphone with the handy Lely Control app. Monitoring the results is now ever easier. The Lely Horizon management software monitors the intake of feed ingredients, providing real-time data on feed intake and efficiency.
The Lely Vector system is fully electric. The operational costs of the system are therefore potentially significantly lower than those of conventional feeding systems, making it a cost-effective solution for many farms. The batteries of the mixing and feeding robot are charged during filling and mixing, so the robot is always ready to work. Fuel is therefore no longer necessary, which further reduces the operational costs and the ecological footprint of the system.
The feed kitchen is the room where the feed is stored, selected, picked up, and loaded into the mixing and feeding robot. Fodder that has been ensiled properly stays fresh for days because it is stored in blocks. The feed kitchen promotes flexibility, as feed can be stored there for several days. The Lely Vector system includes the installation of a crane structure with a special feed grabber in the feed kitchen. This innovative feed grabber is designed to compose rations from a range of different feed blocks, bales and loose feed ingredients (such as by-products and fresh grass), so this is a very versatile ration-composition system. The feed grabber loads the different types of feed into the mixing and feeding robot by taking small quantities from the highest point of the feed blocks, so that the blocks remain compacted and fresh. If necessary, the Vector can also combine these types of feed with products from other systems, such as tower silos and dispensers, creating a highly efficient feeding process. The smart software in the system achieves a feed accuracy of the products loaded into the mixing and feeding robot of up to 98%. This helps ensure your cows enjoy optimal, consistent feed.
Lely Horizon is the management system that assists dairy farmers to streamline their work and improve the performance of their herd. It gives dairy farmers complete insight into their farming operations. Thanks to innovative features such as automatic data collection, real-time cow monitoring and custom reports, Lely Horizon provides dairy farmers with valuable insights into the health and productivity of their herd. The program is fully compatible with the Lely Vector system and other Lely products. You can easily control the Lely Vector via an app on your phone or tablet. The Lely Horizon platform displays average feed intake at both individual cow level and the entire herd, making it easier to tailor rations to the needs of each group. In the user-friendly dashboard in the app, you can define your preferred settings based on clear objectives. You can also compare milk data with feed data, which gives rapid insight into the effects of changing the ration and a constant overview of feed costs and your feeding strategy.
Before the Vector comes into operation, we help you prepare your farm for automatic feeding. This includes, for example, a training course on how to operate the Vector and the associated management system. It also includes advice on well-being of the cows and how to design the barn.
When the Vector is delivered, the robot is first extensively checked. Automatic feeding only starts once everything is accurate, down to the last detail. During the initial feeding, 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.
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.
Prolonged and optimal use of your machines with our Product Maintenance and Machine Care help.
The natural way to milk
An increased milk yield and overviews whenever and wherever you want them: automatic milking makes it all possible. The milking system collects data per cow on milk production and cow health. This alerts you on time to any changes, allowing you to devote your attention to the cows that need it most.
Concentrate feeder for cows that deserve a little more
Higher milk yield, improved rumen health and efficient feeding: you get all of these with the Lely Cosmix. Every cow gets the portion of concentrate that it requires. The Lely Horizon management system provides insights into the concentrate intake. In this way you get the most out of your feed strategy.
For efficient grazing
Robotic milking and grazing go hand in hand. The Lely Grazeway selection box supports efficient grazing. The cow decides whether she wants to go outside. The Grazeway indicates if this is allowed or whether the cow needs to be milked first.
Efficient feeding has a positive effect on cow health and milk yield. Mixing the right portions in the right quantities and releasing them just at the right moment requires knowledge, understanding and time. Our products for automatic feeding take on this task and are exceptionally efficient. Saving you time and ensuring the right feed at the right moment.