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A healthy and stress-free cow makes for more milk in the tank. That is why the Lely Astronaut was designed for cows. One of the features of the milking robot is the unique I-flow concept, which provides a straight route for cows. This means that the cows can easily enter and exit the robot when it is time for milking, and can be milked more rapidly. This increases the capacity of the robot.
Lely Horizon makes your day more effective by unburdening you from routine decision making. It lets you optimize your workflow by offering you valuable insights at the right time and place. Allow the extra support in your daily routines and in planning individual cow touches to make your life easier, your herd healthier and your farm more profitable. The farm management application elevates your data to forecast performances and offers you clear choices for farming optimization. Lely Horizon sets the future standard in user-friendliness. An intuitive user interface gives you fast access to all the information you need. Check the well-being of your herd and receive notifications directly on your smartphone.
The Astronaut’s Milk Quality Control (MQC) system controls the milk at every milking. It looks at a range of valuable indicators, such as mastitis, fat and protein content, and lactose. This allows you to know each individual cow’s state of health and you can prevent any issues where necessary. You are also assured of top-quality milk in the tank and you save on veterinary costs.
The Astronaut means freedom of choice. You know better than anyone else what is good for your dairy farm. Combine this knowledge with our experience in automated milking. Make your own choices and configure your Astronaut with us, based on your specific wishes. The choice is yours.
* These are the average figures for our customers
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* These are the average figures for our customers
The Astronaut choices
Where are you at today and where do you want to go? We invite you to examine your ambitions and goals. How does your dairy farm perform at its best? The Astronaut can be put together according to individual wishes and goals. We have six of these:
To be in control of your farm, you rely on reproduction. Get an extra set of eyes to get your cows pregnant. Add accuracy to reproduction and you will be able to see the cows in heat and inseminate them at the right moment. It will boost your conception rate and will save you lots of time.
Cow health choice
Taking care of your most valuable possession: your cows. Healthy cows save costs, time and drive milk production. Get more control on cow health and make the right decisions with advanced sensors and easy to use information. This will secure your revenues.
Udder control choice
Good quality milk comes from a healthy udder. Get clear insights about udder health and understand when to take action. Have bacteria eliminated and cross contamination avoided before each milking. Get a grip on your udder health and reduce your costs.
Hoof health choice
Good hoof health is important to the well-being of cows and dairy farms. In order to be able to move freely, the cow must have healthy hooves. With healthy hooves she can do as she pleases in the barn or in the field: rest, feed, drink or visit the milking robot.
Feed is one of the main expenses on a dairy farm. Therefore, feed each cow to its actual needs and operate on feed efficiency. Get the possibility to feed more advanced rations even in combination with liquid feed.
Grazing is the most natural way the cows get fed. Grazing positively impacts cow welfare and health. Get healthy happy cows out in the field while having full control of your milk production
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.
Always the right advice
Before the Astronaut comes into operation, we help you prepare your farm for automatic milking. This includes, for example, a training course on how to operate the robot and the associated management system. It also includes advice on how to design the barn, feeding and well-being of the cows.
When the Astronaut is delivered, the robot is first extensively checked. Milking only starts once everything is accurate, down to the last detail. During the initial milking, 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.
With Lely Consumables you can quickly and easily buy the right cleaning and maintenance products for clean and efficient barn equipment, a hygienic barn and correct cow care. You can also buy original wear parts for our barn products.More about Lely Consumables
Producing high-quality milk requires time and care. It requires healthy and happy cows. It requires making the right choices. Choices that fit in with you and your goals. Our solutions for automatic milking help you make the right decisions for attaining these goals.