The feed kitchen is the room where the feed is stored, selected, picked up, and loaded into the mixing and feeding robot. The crane assembly with feed grabber installed in the feed kitchen moves back and forth above the feed, and picks it up as required. In the feed kitchen, the various types of feed can be easily separated and supplemented. There is also space for a mineral dispenser or additives, if these have to be added to the ration.

Depending on weather conditions and the size of the feed kitchen, you can store up to 3 days of feed. The feed kitchen has enough space for any desired feed strategy, and can be extended as a farm grows. Lely Technical Service Support consultants give advice on how to convert existing areas in livestock farms into feed kitchens.

How the feed kitchen works

Precision grabber

A crane assembly with feed grabber is installed in the feed kitchen before the Lely Vector is used. It automatically moves to the right block of silage or feed needed to weigh and mix the right ration. The feed grabber scans the height of the feed with a laser to grab from the highest point. Self-learning management software helps the grabber determine the depth the feed grabber needs extend to pick up the desired weight.

Perfectly mixed

Because the feed grabber grabs a different type of feed with every movement, the ingredients are already substantially mixed in the mixing and feeding robot. This reduces the time and energy needed to mix thoroughly. The mixing time and the counter blade can be set per ration to ensure homogeneous mixing of the feed.


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.